5/08/2012

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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17 comments:

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

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  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

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  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 :)

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

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  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!

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

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

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

    -Shelly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. Those cookies look magical.

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