These lemon blueberry cookies are light, fresh, sweet and soft! Lemon and blueberry are the perfect pairing. These cookies take less than 20 minutes from start to finish. They are great for Easter, Mother’s Day, rainy days and birthdays!

Lemon blueberry cookies on white plate

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These lemon blueberry cookies are quick, easy and delicious.
  • They are made with only pantry staples.
  • The lemon and blueberry add a little nutritional punch to these cookies.
  • They take only 20 minutes from start to finish.
  • No dough chilling required.
  • Both gluten free 1 to 1 flour and all purpose flour work well.
  • As written, these cookies are gluten free, nut free and oil free.
  • Check out these Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies which are similar!

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for lemon blueberry cookies. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Use cold butter right from the fridge. This allows the cookies to hold their shape while baking. Moreover, the cookies will not spread too thin. Cream butter and sugars until no clumps of butter remain.

Both granulated sugar and light brown sugar add the sweetness. I have not tried this recipe using coconut sugar or a low carb sweetener.

The egg helps bind these cookies together. For an eggless version, substitute this 1 egg with ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce. For more egg free baking tips, check out these Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Vanilla extract adds a great classic cookie flavor.

Both gluten free 1 to 1 flour and all purpose flour work. For this recipe, I used gluten free flour. I do not recommend trying almond flour, oat flour, or coconut flour. These flours will yield very different results.

Baking soda leavens these cookies.

Both lemon juice and lemon zest provide the fresh lemon flavor! If you do not have a fresh lemon, a pinch of lemon extract can be used.

Fresh blueberries provide a burst of flavor. Use smaller blueberries if possible. Be very careful folding in berries to prevent breakage. For a blueberry free version, check out these Gluten Free Lemon Cookies.

Fruit, flour and sugar in small bowls

Taste & Texture

These lemon blueberry cookies taste like a lemon sugar cookie with fresh blueberries throughout. They are sweet, light and very slightly tart.

These cookies are thick, soft baked and melt in your mouth delicious! They are not dry, bland, crispy or thin.

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cold butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes or until no clumps of butter remain.

Beaten butter in bowl

Step 3

Add in egg and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.

Moist cookie dough in bowl

Step 4

Then, add in flour, baking soda, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until a thick dough is formed.

Lemon dough in bowl

Step 5

Carefully fold in blueberries.

Blueberry cookie dough in bowl

Step 6

Use an ice cream scoop to scoop balls of dough onto lined pan.

Raw cookie dough balls on pan

Step 7

Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until middles of cookies are just barely set.

Soft baked blueberry lemon cookies on pan

Step 8

Finally, remove from oven and serve!

Expert Tips & Tricks

For best results, follow this recipe exactly as written.

Use cold butter straight from the fridge. This prevents the cookies from spreading too thin in the oven.

Beat butter and sugars until the butter is completely creamed. Beat until no clumps of butter remain. See photos above for reference.

Very carefully fold blueberries into batter. Try not to break berries.

This recipe makes 8 large cookies or 10 regular sized cookies. For the larger blueberry lemon cookies, use an ice cream scoop to scoop balls of cookie dough.

Make balls of cookie dough the same size to ensure even baking.

Bake until cookies are very very slightly golden around their edges. The middles of cookies should look a little doughy but set.

Allow lemon blueberry cookies to cool on pan for 10 minutes. Then, carefully remove to a wire rack.

Soft baked lemon blueberry cookies

How to Serve & Store

Serve blueberry lemon cookies once cool enough to handle. They are gooey!

Serve with a tall glass of milk or coffee. For an extra sweet treat, serve with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

These cookies freeze well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen blueberries?

I do not recommend frozen blueberries. If that is all you have, thaw blueberries. Then squeeze out all excess moisture from berries. Fold into batter. Please note, the cookie dough may need a little more flour. It will also turn blue or purple!

Can I make them into cheesecake cookies?

Yes! Make these these Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies which are very similar.

Can I add in white chocolate chips?

Sure!

Can I freeze them?

Yes.

Stack of fruity cookies

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Lemon blueberry cookies on white plate

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Cookies

These lemon blueberry cookies are light, soft and fresh! The lemon and blueberry combination is a classic. These easy cookies are made with only pantry staples and come together quickly!
5 from 11 votes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cold butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups flour, gluten free 1 to 1 or all purpose
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • cup fresh blueberries

Instructions 

  • First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cold butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes or until no clumps of butter remain.
  • Add in egg and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
  • Then, add in flour, baking soda, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until a thick dough is formed.
  • Carefully fold in blueberries.
  • Use ice cream scoop to scoop balls of dough onto lined pan.
  • Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until middles of cookies are just barely set.
  • Finally, remove from oven and serve!

Notes

  • This recipe makes 8 large cookies or 10 medium cookies.
  • Use a regular sized ice cream scoop to make large cookies.
  • Use cold butter straight from the fridge.  This helps the cookies not spread too much while baking.
  • Both gluten free 1 to 1 flour and regular all purpose flour work.
  • Carefully fold in blueberries to not break them.
  • Bake cookies until edges are very slightly golden and the middles are barely set.
  • Allow cookies to cool on pan for 10 minutes before carefully transferring to cooling rack.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • These cookies freeze well!
Calories: 287kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 168mg, Potassium: 61mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 373IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg

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