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Soft Blueberry Cookies with Lemon Glaze

These blueberry cookies are soft, fluffy, and tender and are topped with a tangy lemon glaze! Perfect for summer gatherings! 

Upclose view of Blueberry Cookies with lemon glaze

Blueberry Cookies Overview

These blueberry cookies are so unique and one of my favorite desserts to bring to a summer gathering. Everyone is always so surprised at how delicious these little soft cookies are, and they are so easy to make!  

To make the cookies, blueberries are added to a basic butter cookie dough and then they are topped with a tart lemon glaze. The lemon glaze pairs so perfectly with the blueberry flavor! 

Should I use Fresh or Frozen Blueberries in my Cookies? 

You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in your blueberry cookies, however, fresh blueberries will work a little better. Frozen blueberries tend to leak a lot more liquid than fresh blueberries do and they will also stain your batter purple. 

How to Make Blueberry Cookies

Blueberry cookies start with a basic butter cookie base, which means we will be using the creaming method for cookies for this recipe. 

Step 1: Cream Your Butter and Sugar Together

Creamed butter and sugar for blueberry cookie dough

Start with room temperature butter and cream it together with your sugar until it is very light and fluffy. This typically takes about 3 full minutes. 

Step 2: Mix in the Eggs, Vanilla, and Lemon

Mix in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest. 

Step 3: Mix in the Dry Ingredients

Dry ingredients added to bowl for blueberry cookie dough

Add the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix until just incorporated. You don’t want to mix too much during this part or your cookies will become dry and tough. 

Step 4: Fold in the Blueberries

Blueberry cookie dough after blueberries are folded in.

Gently fold the blueberries into the dough until they are incorporated. A few will likely break during this process, it is somewhat unavoidable. 

Step 5: Bake the Cookies

Blueberry cookie dough on baking sheets before being baked.

Scoop cookie dough balls, about 2 TBSP each, onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool completely before glazing. 

Step 6: Glaze the Cookies

Blueberry cookies after being glazed with lemon glaze

Drizzle the lemon glaze all over the tops of the cookies. You can even add a bit more lemon zest if you like as well to give that visual of lemon in the cookies. 

Watch the Video Tutorial! 

Blueberry cookies after being glazed with lemon glaze

Soft Blueberry Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Yield: 36- 2" Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

These blueberry cookies are soft, fluffy, and tender and are topped with a tangy lemon glaze! Perfect for summer gatherings! 


For the Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 110 gr) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150 gr) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 TBSP (15 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups (240 gr) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (150 gr) fresh blueberries

For the Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup (126 gr) powdered, confectioners, or icing sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2-4 TBSP (30-59 ml) lemon juice


For the Cookie Dough

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C).
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and lemon zest until light and fluffy- about 3 minutes on medium-high speed.
  3. Add the egg and mix until just incorporated. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  4. Add the salt, baking powder, and baking soda and mix until evenly distributed. Scraped down the bowl.
  5. Add the flour and mix until it is absorbed and then stop the mixer. It is important not to over-mix the dough.
  6. Fold in the blueberries gently as to now break them.
  7. Use a small scoop (about 2 tbsp size) and place rounded mounds of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 11-14 minutes until the bottoms look slightly browned (the edges and tops will not brown).
  9. Allow to cool on cooling racks before glazing.

For the Lemon Glaze

  1. Whisk the ingredients together in a bowl until you have a consistency that can be drizzled. If it becomes too thin, you can add more powdered sugar to thicken it back up.
  2. Drizzle over the cooled cookies.

Store cookies loosely covered at room temperature for 3-4 days. They will get very sticky if you put them in an airtight container.


*You can use frozen blueberries in these but be aware that they will leak a lot of liquid and will cause the cookies to spread more and will stain the batter purple.

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Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0
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372 comments on “Soft Blueberry Cookies with Lemon Glaze”

  1. Im definitely gonna try these! Im a huge fan of cookies!! 😀

  2. yummy – & such beautiful picturesxx

  3. I understand the whole cupcake/cookie thing…but I can’t understand why someone would want to make 50,000 cupcakes when when they could make one to speak.
    As for your cookies they look and sound yummy…never thought about adding bb to cookies..muffins yes, cakes yes..cookies no…I’ll have to try it.

    Thank you

  4. This is so appetizing!! Your cookies look eavenly!

    If your desserts were a man I’d marry him! 🙂 Hi hi. Great stuff!

  5. Clearly I am more than fashionably late to the party, but in any case congrats on the FP! Richly deserved.

  6. Mmmm…blueberry and lemon together makes me smile, every time. Can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. Thanks for posting this. Very appetizing recipe and photos!

  8. Made these last night – they’re awesome!

  9. These look wonderful! I am definitely going to give these a try. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. those look amazing! I have always wondered about making cookies with fresh fruit. I will definitely try this!

  11. Reblogged this on THE MOST SINISTER MAN IN GOTHAM CITY. and commented:
    This is definitely on my “to try” list. Yummmmm.

  12. They look DELICIOUS. I am so excited to make this.

  13. Ho-ly. Those cookies look gorgeous! My son is a blueberry addict so I am for sure making these soon! LOVE your blog!

  14. OMG – I love the pictures you took of the cookies! It made my mouth watery!! I also got hypnotized by the pictures of the foods on the right hand side of the page…. everything seems so yummy! Congrats on your Freshly pressed! I will definitely follow you! xx

  15. Everytime I see blueberries like that it reminds me of picking them near the sandy shore of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan (near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
    My only real question is how you avoid eating a dozen of them at at time?

  16. These look absolutely divine! The photos of the cookies with with blueberries look so beautiful. Thank you so much for posting this amazing recipe. I love that you posted the more basic version as well so that I can play around with adaptations.

  17. Beautiful photography!

  18. I think I will have to make a gluten free variation of these. The picture kills me every time I look at it…

  19. I’d love to make this recipe!
    I even hunted down cake flour here in the UK (harder than you might imagine).

    Anyway, my problem is I only need to feed two and will possibly need to downscale the recipe, so I would like to know…

    How many cookies are made from this recipe?

    Thank you!


  20. Ironically, I have blueberries that I have sitting in my fridge, trying to figure out what to do with them besides make blueberry muffins (again!). I’m glad your blog popped up on the freshly pressed page! Perfect timing…Thanks!!

  21. So, I made these today. OMG. They are wonderful!! I ate 3 of them without even thinking! Took some to my neighbors, who loved the too!!

  22. 2 1/2 dozen?? I got 1 cookie short of 4 dozen with the recipe. I dis add a few extra blueberries, and my cookies were of nice size. I was able to fit 12 on a large cookie sheet without them running into each other.

    • You know what, you are right! I forgot that I wasn’t paying attention and burned some that I threw out. I always make up recipes as I go and don’t write anything down until I have to blog about it. Then I have to go back and try to remember. I need to get better at this whole blogging thing… 🙂 Glad they turned out well for you!

  23. These sound delicious! How convenient that I was offered some fresh blueberries yesterday ;). looking forward to trying your recipes!

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  25. Glad I found you on Freshly Pressed! I’m a beginner baker so I’m subscribing to your blog for baking inspiration! Bravo!

  26. Reblogged this on wittylarius and commented:

  27. My gosh. These pics look so yummie! I’m gonna try em!

  28. They look yummy

  29. Thank you for sharing! Love it!

  30. oooh, i’m so excited to try these!!!! thanks for posting! 🙂

  31. mmmm…yummy!!

  32. these look so great!! what a awesome recipe!
    just found your blog and loving it! 🙂

  33. These blueberries looks gorgeous! We’re still waiting for the day that someone makes mushroom cookies!

  34. Well now, these look divine.

  35. What a lovely site. Your photos are perfect also. Very inspiring. I enjoy making madeleines but I should really try some of your cookies. My grandmother used to make the most amazing choc fruit and nut cookies as well. I’ll try and get the recipe to share. Cheers!

  36. These look so yumo! The title caught my eye as blueberries AND lemon happen to be my very favorite flavours for EVERYTHING, cheescake, muffins, cupcakes, friands…mmm Thank you for sharing your base recipe too, think I’ll keep it for a rainy days baking 😀

  37. hello..I found this blog in wordpress top posts, after I saw the contents of his blog is very interesting, your post and tips was good … Greetings from ayu mustika


  38. Real delicious stuff! When you have the time, do drop by my space. I just made some savoury mousse and would love to hear what you think.

  39. I’m so trying this next!

    This looks so good…

  40. Really,Really good recipe. As for the debate cookies vs cupcakes well my hubby likes’m both!

  41. yummy! and these photos are wonderful!

  42. Reblogged this on TEES AND MORE and commented:
    Yummmmm 🙂

  43. Haahha, now my stomach is grumbling! The pictures just amplify the feeling 😀

  44. Reblogged this on Ashlee Craft's Blog.

  45. these look amazing!

  46. Reblogged this on So Many Places to Call Home and commented:
    These sound wonderful and delicious and I NEED to try them.

  47. These look sooooo delicious! I’ll definitely have to make them! I love blueberries, I love lemons, and I love cookies, so the combination of the three just makes something fantastic! 🙂

  48. wow it looks sooo delicious! I definetly need to try it out! thanks for it 😀

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