Blueberry Cookies Recipe: Simple & Sweet

This blueberry cookies recipe is simple and sweet…and so delicious. These little round cookies are bursting with blueberry goodness!

blueberry cookies on striped towel

If you like blueberries, you will love these simple and sweet blueberry cookies. They contain a delightful mix of brown sugar and cinnamon, and are so moist that they melt in your mouth. They are little round nuggets filled with blueberry goodness. These are the best blueberry cookies because they are soft and chewy in the middle, crispy on the bottom, so the texture is perfect.

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Why This Recipe Works

This is my favorite type of cookie recipe. It uses basic pantry ingredients, so as long as you have blueberries in the refrigerator, these cookies can be made any time. I can’t refer to these blueberry cookies as healthy…but the calorie count is reasonable, and like anything else we eat, portion control is the key. The flavor combination of the brown sugar, cinnamon, and blueberries is so delicious that I hope you give this recipe a try.

Main Ingredients + Variations

  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar (Good substitutes are white sugar/molasses, white sugar/maple syrup, or honey.)
  • Egg
  • Milk or cream
  • Blueberries (Fresh strawberries or finely diced peaches would also be delicious!)
  • All purpose flour
  • Leavening
  • Spices + vanilla
  • For blueberry lemon cookies: add 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon zest and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
blueberry cookies batter in bowl

How to Make

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Rinse berries and let drain on a paper towel. Pat dry. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar and butter for 3 minutes, or until fluffy. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, and mix very well.
  • Add dry ingredients, and mix again.
  • The dough will be a bit dry, so add the milk one tablespoon at a time.
  • Fold in blueberries.
  • Put 1/2 cup white sugar on a plate or piece of wax paper.
  • Form cookie dough balls and roll in white sugar. Balls should be 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Place balls on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 -12 minutes. Cookies are done when they are lightly browned around the edge.
  • Cool cookies on pan for 1 minute, and then remove to wire rack to cool.
blueberry cookies on cooling rack

TIPS

  • Mixing the cookie dough is very easy and straight-forward. Make sure to beat the dough (step 5) for the full 3 minutes.
  • The milk is included in the recipe just in case your dough turns out a bit dry. I usually only use 1 tablespoon of milk instead of two.
  • Be gentle, and go slowly when it’s time to mix in the blueberries. Try very hard not to break any. When forming the balls of dough, include at least 2 blueberries in each one. It’s even better if you can manage to fit in three for maximum blueberry flavor!
  • Instead of forming dough balls, a small cookie scoop can be used. Just sprinkle the scoops with white sugar before baking.
  • It’s optional to chill the dough for 10 minutes before rolling the balls.
blueberry cookies on cookie sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

Can frozen blueberries be used?

Fresh blueberries work best in this recipe, but if you want to use frozen blueberries, make sure they are completely thawed.

Should I thaw frozen blueberries before baking?

Yes. Separate them on paper towels, and let them defrost at room temperature. Before adding to the cookie dough, gently toss them in 1 or 2 teaspoons of flour.

Can you freeze blueberry cookies?

These blueberry cookies freeze very well. I divide them into portions of 8, and place them in resealable freezer bags. They are so easy to pull out of the freezer for a quick snack or dessert.


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Blueberry Cookies Recipe

This blueberry cookies recipe is simple and sweet…and so delicious. These little round cookies are bursting with blueberry goodness! They are perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
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4.63 from 16 votes
Servings: 26 cookies
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick at room temperature)
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 cups blueberries (fresh)
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (for rolling)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Rinse blueberries and let drain on a paper towel. Pat dry. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer with the paddle attached, beat the brown sugar and butter for 3 minutes, or until fluffy. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, and mix very well.
  • Add flour mixture, and mix again.
  • The dough will be a bit dry, so add the milk one tablespoon at a time.
  • Fold in blueberries.
  • Put 1/2 cup white sugar on a plate or piece of wax paper.
  • Form balls of dough and roll in white sugar. Balls should be 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Place balls on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 -12 minutes. Cookies are done when they are lightly browned around the edge.
  • Cool cookies on pan for 1 minute, and then remove to wire rack to cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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7 Comments

  1. I made these cookies the other day and they didn’t disappoint. It made thirty four melt in your mouth treats. I shared them with a group of friends that I make greeting cards with and they loved them too. I will definitely make them again.

  2. This blueberry cooky recipe sounds great. We love blueberries; Al is gluten intolerant. I hope using a GF flour will work OK!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Kathy…a high quality gluten free flour should work well. I’ve not tried it, but a friend of mine who is GF recommends King Arthur’s. She has had very good luck baking with it. If you try it, please let us know how the cookies come out!

  3. 5 stars
    These cookies were absolutely delicious!!!! I definitely will be making these again!

  4. Amy Louise says:

    5 stars
    These were AWESOME! I made these for my piano teacher and his wife, and they loved them. The only changes I made were adding shredded coconut and lemon zest. Brilliant. Will make again.

  5. 5 stars
    I really enjoyed this recipe and it was an easy, too! I made a few variations with mine. I added lemon extract and lemon rind to the dough. Since you said that 3 blueberries was even better in each cookie, I added them to the center of each cookie and not mixed into the dough. I will make these over and over. Thank you for the inspiration!

  6. 5 stars
    These cookies are a new family favorite. The freshness of the berries and a soft and crispy edge cookies. Perfect!! Thank You for sharing, I enjoy all you recipes and your follow your blog.