Blueberry Shortcake Cookies

Fresh local blueberries are still a little while away here, but luckily my usual grocery spot had some really nice non-local ones recently. I’ve so been looking forward to berry season, so I just couldn’t resist.

These cookies are a bit of a breakfast-dessert hybrid. They’re almost biscuit-like, yet they’re sweet enough to work well for dessert. That’s baking versatility at its finest!

Blueberry Shortcake Cookies are soft, sweet cookies made with yogurt and packed with fresh blueberries! - Bake or Break

The addition of yogurt adds a nice flavor and helps make the cookies tender and moist. I opted for vanilla yogurt, as that’s what I always have in my refrigerator. Feel free to use plain yogurt or up the blueberry ante with blueberry yogurt.

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Blueberry Shortcake Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: about 20 cookies

Blueberry Shortcake Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided into 2 tablespoons and 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • sanding sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.

Combine blueberries, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside.

Whisk together flour, 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt. Add butter and mix using a pastry blender, a fork, or two knives. Mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in yogurt. (Dough will be thick.) Carefully fold blueberry mixture into dough.

Drop dough by 3 tablespoon portions onto prepared baking sheets.* Place cookies about 2 inches apart.

Sprinkle each cookie with sanding sugar.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown. Cool on pans on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

*If you have a 3-tablespoon scoop, this is the time to use it!

Recipe adapted from Stonyfield.

http://www.bakeorbreak.com/2014/04/blueberry-shortcake-cookies/


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10 Comments

  1. Amy C. April 14, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for the yummy looking recipe and the great giveaway!

  2. I love blueberries! The blueberry shortcakes look delicious!

  3. Bryn April 14, 2014 Reply

    The peony is gorgeous. I also really liked the hazelwood!

  4. tahnycooks April 14, 2014 Reply

    These cookies look so good. I know that these could easily become a quick favorite that would be made over and over again. Going to go get some blueberries ASAP!

  5. Arthur in the Garden! April 15, 2014 Reply

    Yummy!

  6. Joanne April 15, 2014 Reply

    I want to dunk these in my morning coffee!!

  7. christina moore April 20, 2014 Reply

    The blueberry shortcakes look delicious, it would look so yummy on the pretty platter

  8. Michelle Barron April 22, 2014 Reply

    omgggg.these look amazing.trying tomorrow!thanks for all the great recipes♥♥♥

  9. Maria May 5, 2014 Reply

    Hi. Might seem like an obvious question but if using frozen blueberries, should they be defrosted first?

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry May 7, 2014 Reply

      Hi, Maria. Yes, you can use frozen. Defrost them and rinse them really well, otherwise the color will tend to bleed through the cookies as they bake.

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