Brown Sugar Blueberry Cookies

Brown Sugar Blueberry Cookies-yes, you read that right. Actual plump and juicy blueberries baked right inside of the cookies. No dried blueberries, no blueberry jam-no people this is the real deal! With the abundant fresh summer fruit available right now I want to take full advantage of their delicious flavors. Unfortunately, after searching for recipes to use up my refrigerator full of blueberries that I have, all I could find were muffins, breads, pancakes and scones. Although all of those sounded delicious, I wanted something new. Blueberry cookies-that was it!! That is what I was craving! 😀

After searching for a good recipe, I was a bit discouraged after all I found were cookies with dried blueberries. Come on people, it is summer! Maybe if I were craving these in the middle of winter dried blueberries would work. But not now, not in the middle of summer when I have an embarrassing amount of blueberries just waiting to be used. When I stumbled onto this recipe I was super excited! Were those fresh blueberries peaking through the cookies? Oh yeah! I ran to the kitchen and got to work. I could barely wait for the cookies to come out of the oven they smelled so good. Sugar crusted, melt in your mouth, tender and light, these blueberry cookies are the stuff dreams are made of! 😉


Brown Sugar Blueberry Cookies

Brown Sugar Blueberry Cookies...Sugar crusted, melt in your mouth deliciousness!

Yield: 2 dozen cookies


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 stick butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling dough


Adjust the oven racks to the upper- and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or spray them with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the flat beater attached, cream the butter and brown sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the egg and vanilla; beat at medium speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just dough comes together, about 30 seconds. Add in milk. If dough is still crumbly, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together. Fold in blueberries gently with a spatula.
Place the ½ cup sugar for rolling in a shallow bowl. Fill a medium bowl halfway with cold tap water. Dip your hands in the water and shake off any excess (this will prevent the dough from sticking to your hands and ensure that the sugar sticks to the dough). Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a 1½-inch ball between moistened palms, roll the ball in the sugar, and then place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, moistening your hands as necessary and spacing the balls about 2 inches apart (you should be able to fit 12 cookies on each sheet).
Bake until the cookies centers are just set and very lightly colored, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating the baking sheets front to back and top to bottom halfway through the baking time. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets about 3 minutes; using a wide metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Source: adapted from How Sweet It Is

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40 Responses to “Brown Sugar Blueberry Cookies”

  1. #
    Laura Britton — July 27, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    I love this idea!! I’m so excited to try these. I, too, have been craving all things blueberry this summer!

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    Erin — July 27, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    I’ve made a version of these before that I got from a friend. I adore the fresh blueberries!

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — July 27, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Awesome idea. You have such wonderful desserts!

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    Linda Gartner — July 27, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    I think I’m in love!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — July 27, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    I’ve made some of those recipes with dried blueberries, and I love them. I think the fresh thing would be wonderful, too. They are beautiful.

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    Amy Iversen — July 27, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    Oh, I’m so going to try these. They look awesome!!!

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    chicaandaluza — July 27, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    Am still bing taunted by the soft fruits…..!

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    Jenny — July 27, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    What a great little cookie 🙂

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    The Teenage Taste — July 27, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    These look faulous! I can’t believe how soft and fluffy they are! Yum! 🙂

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — July 27, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    You may have seen me say this before but I absolutely love brown sugar! This season I have become addicted to blueberries. See where I am going with this!!! This is my kind of cookie!

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    WhatchaMakinNow? — July 27, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    Pretty sure I want to make these tonight. I think I even have enough blueberries! Great recipe!

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    jennknee — July 27, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    I definitely made this same recipe from ….talk about a FABULOUS cookie hey?? I am so glad you posted this 🙂

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    Corinna — July 27, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    My kids and I just picked 10 pounds of blueberries. These look like the perfect way to start using those berries up. Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful blueberry recipes. We’ll be working our way through them.

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — July 27, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    blueberry cookies look soo puffy and soft. oh wow!! 😀

  15. #
    Anita Menon — July 27, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    Such a novel idea! Trust you to come up with these. Innovation at it’s best.

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    Cakewhiz — July 27, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    I have never heard of bluberry sugar cookies. But, considering the fact that i like blueberries and sugar cookies, i am bound to enjoy this union between the two flavors. I think a raspberry or strawberry version might taste great too 🙂

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    Sasha — July 27, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    like chocolate chip cookie with blueberries – love the idea!

  18. #
    Caroline — July 27, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

    I’m droooling over that second picture–yum! I love blueberry desserts.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 27, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    I am all for blueberries in cookies and these look delicious!

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    Nicole @ — July 28, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    Those look amazing! I, also, have a whole heap of blueberries waiting to be used up. I LOVE blueberry muffins, but I have so many I just might give these a try as well. Great idea!

    One question…do you use natural light in your food photography, or do you have a fancy lighting set-up in your kitchen/house? I’m struggling in my new house finding indoor light that is good enough. I’m such a rookie.

    • Christina replied: — August 6th, 2011 @ 11:50 am

      The cookies are super delicious! Let me know if you give them a try! 🙂
      To answer your question about my photography, I always use natural light. It makes the food look much more natural and appealing. 🙂

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    Nicole — July 28, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    Gasp! Those look SO good!

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    Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — July 28, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    I was looking for a recipe JUST like this the other day, if only you’d posted this then! I suppose it gives me an excuse to do more baking if i need an excuse 🙂 These look lovely, wonderful recipe indeed thank you!

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    Mansi — July 28, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    OMG I love these! never thought of using blueberries in COOKIES! have baked everything else with them:)

    I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog and this would be a perfect addition to the roundup, if you’d be kind enough to send your entry in!

    Thanks, and I hope you can participate in the event!

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    Pauline — July 28, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    I think this is my favorite cookie ever! Made them twice already.

    • Christina replied: — July 28th, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

      I am so glad that you like them! I sent them to work with my husband, but now I wish I had some hanging around. I think I might need to make some more! 😀

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    Abbie M — August 27, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    Wow! These look so yummy!

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    Alicia — August 31, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    Followed this to a t. But the bottoms burn up. From the sugar? I sprayed the pan. Everything. Any tips on how to avoid this? Would taste great k I could solve this.

    • Christina replied: — September 3rd, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

      I hate that the bottoms of the cookies burnt! 🙁 Maybe next time try using a Silpat mat on your baking sheet or parchment paper instead of the cooking spray. Whenever I make cookies, I use my Silpat and they turn out great. If you give them another try, let me know how they turn out for you! 🙂

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — July 28, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    Wow Christina! I’ve never, ever thought to put fresh blueberries in cookies before. I bet they add such a delicious POP of juiciness in each bite. And let’s just talk about how SOFT these look! Incredible. Saving this one! I have a plethora of blueberries right now, too!

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    Kathy — July 28, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    Would frozen blueberries work in this recipe as well?

    • Christina replied: — July 30th, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

      If you use frozen blueberries, just make sure they are completely thawed and patted dry with a paper towel before adding to the batter. If you give them a try I would love to hear how they turn out for you! 🙂

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    Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) — July 29, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Oh my! I think I’m going to give these a try with some brown butter! They sound incredibly delicious! 🙂

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    Star — August 21, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    I made these last night and between three people we only had 4 left by the morning. I think these are my new favorite cookies! Thank you for sharing!

    • Christina replied: — August 22nd, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

      Ha! I love to hear it!! These cookies never last long at my house either! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed them! 🙂

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    Fern — November 17, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    Hi Christina. I just found this recipe and it being November I don’t have fresh blueberries but I have some fresh ones that I froze this summer. Do you think I can use those? These look delicious.

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    Crystal — August 30, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    Can you freeze these cookies? Making a batch but they are for my kids school lunches/snacks and don’t want them all gone in a day 😉 LOL!!

    • Christina replied: — August 31st, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

      I have never tried freezing these cookies, but if you give them a try I would love to hear how it turns out! 🙂

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