Almond & Lemon Blueberry Cookies

So last weekend, I had all these plans to make something brunch-like for Mother's Day. But I just wasn't feeling it. Ya know? I felt like something sweet and something fruity (i.e. something sweet and sort of healthy- well, sort of). So I did a little research and found these almond-y, lemon-y cookies with blueberries.

And well, they are kind of heavenly... They are sweet, tart and have this cake-like consistency that is similar to that of a scone. And I heart scones. A whole lot. 

If you are looking for something sweet and sort of healthy (sort of) that tastes like a scone, then here is what you need and what to do...

2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup of sugar
1 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup of slivered almonds, toasted
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of whole milk
Zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon of almond extract
1 cup of fresh blueberries

Mix the flour, salt and baking powder together in a small bowl and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar together using a hand or electric mixer. Add the egg yolk, milk, lemon zest and almond extract. Make sure the mixture is well mixed. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches. Then, gently fold in the blueberries and toasted almonds. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. I love that part because it gives me time to clean up my disaster of a kitchen before the cookies are baked... :)

Line baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Scoop the mixture using a mini ice cream scoop or two small spoons. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned on the edges.

I put these cookies out during lunch at my office yesterday. They were gone in about 15 minutes. No joke.

Let me know if ya like them...

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  1. Those sound perfect for a spring morning. Gorgeous photos too!

  2. These sound absolutely heavenly. ADORE the photographs too - brilliant post - I love it when I'm actually inspired to make something immediately! Paula x

  3. I heart scones a lot too - these look so scrumptious! We are hitting blueberry season too and I love the idea of making blueberry cookies (plus lemon and blueberry are one of my fave combos). Gorgeous inspiration :)

  4. I love blueberries, and lemon, and scones! I'm hungry now. Visiting from 33 Shades of Green....these cookies look fabulous!

  5. One of my favorite breakfast places makes blueberry lemon pancakes that are amazing. I bet this cookie is just as good...can't wait to test it out!

  6. These look delicious-- blueberry anything is my favorite!

  7. I was hoping you'd share that recipe!!!! Yum.

  8. Great photos. I'll have to Pin this recipe so I can try it. I love baking with blueberries.


  9. I will DEFINITELY be making these!!! Yummy!

  10. Yum yum yummm!!! And gorgeous photos!! You blow me away every week!

  11. I've never seen blueberry cookies...yum! Perfect for breakfast...I mean...

  12. You always bake the best recipes!

  13. I love how you described them as "sort of" healthy! Ha, that sounds just like me! They look awesome!

  14. These look so yummy. I can't wait to try them.... once I'm off this cleanse! :)

  15. all kinds of goodness. i love blueberries and lemons so this would be a heavenly treat!

  16. Those cookies look magical.


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