Lemon & Blueberry Cookies

Lemon & Blueberry Cookies

As much as I love cookies, sometime they can be a bit samey as they’re all usually chocolate based (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). I really wanted to create a recipe for some fresh and summery cookies with a lighter fruity flavour, and so these Lemon & Blueberry Cookies were born! They are flavoured with tangy lemon zest, there’s some oats in the mix for texture, and sweet fresh blueberries are dotted across each cookie. I’ve also drizzled them with a lemon juice icing for extra zing!

Step by step…

I started by creaming the butter and golden caster sugar together, then I added the egg, lemon zest and vanilla extract, and stirred them together. Next I mixed in the plain flour, oats and baking powder.

I spooned the mixture onto lined baking trays, then I added the blueberries. I pushed them into the batter and covered them. Either 3 or 4 blueberries will work fine as I tried both. You don’t want too many because the cookie will fall apart. They baked for 14 minutes until they were golden brown.

I made an icing by mixing together some of the lemon juice and icing sugar, I drizzled it over the fully cooled cookies.

Lemon & Blueberry Cookies

The Lemon & Blueberry Cookies were such a hit with their fresh lemony flavour. And they looked so pretty too with the bursting blueberries and icing drizzle!

Lemon & Blueberry Cookies

I only tried this recipe with fresh blueberries, but I am confident that dried blueberries would work equally well, and you could add more of them to each cookie too. My favourite are the fresh ones though!

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Lemon & Blueberry Cookies

Lemon & Blueberry Cookies

Yummy cookies with lemon zest, fresh blueberries, and lemon icing
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 44 minutes
Servings: 16
Author: thebakingexplorer


For the cookies

  • 125 g Butter or baking spread
  • 200 g Golden caster sugar
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Lemons zest only
  • 50 g Oats
  • 150 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Blueberries

For icing (optional)

  • 2-3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 150 g Icing sugar


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a few baking trays (or however many you own) with baking paper
  • Cream the butter and golden caster sugar together in a large bowl using an electric whisk, or silicone spoon
  • Add the egg, lemon zest and vanilla extract, and whisk them in
  • Mix in the oats, plain flour and baking powder with a spoon
  • Spoon blobs of the mixture onto your lined baking trays, then add 3 or 4 blueberries per cookie. Push them into the batter and cover them with batter. Leave space between the cookies as they will spread
  • Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes until they are golden brown, leave them on the tray for 5 minutes before carefully removing and placing on racks to cool fully
  • Make the icing by mixing the lemon juice and icing sugar together into a thick paste. Add the lemon juice a little at a time as you may not need it all. Once the cookies are fully cool drizzle it all over them
  • The cookies are best served on the same day. They are still good for 2 days after, but they do go softer and more fragile because of the moisture from the blueberries
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  1. 5 stars
    Oooh I’m definitely loving the sound of these Kat – and surely with blueberries and oats in there as well as vit c from the lemon they’re pretty healthy 😉 yes? I’m really leaning towards berry bakes at the moment – it feels ages since I used chocolate in a recipe – though I think that may well change this weekend lol. Thankyou for sharing with #BakingCrumbs,
    Angela x

    1. Me too, I’ve not been using much chocolate this summer, but like you said I think that will change soon!

  2. I will take blueberries and lemon in cookies over chocolate any day, especially at this time of year when the berries are in season. Now I have another good reason to go out and buy some blueberries.

  3. What a fresh and summery flavor combo! It does seem that lemon is an underrepresented flavor in the cookie world…which is strange, because I could easily go through half a dozen of these in one sitting, if I weren’t careful! Thanks for sharing these with us at Fiesta Friday!

  4. 5 stars
    Step by step explanation is great !! explained the recipe using simplest possible words and I loved it.
    Thank you for all of the work you put into your recipes, and all of the wonderful things that happen behind the scenes that help you help us 🙂

  5. I wouldn’t have thought of adding fresh blueberries. Love the idea and the flavours too. I’ve made some lemon biscuits and they were delicious, now I’m going to add some blueberries in them too. x

    1. I really wanted to utilise fresh ones as I adore them, they do make the cookies a bit soft by the next day but it’s so worth it for the flavour!

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