These blueberry cookies have a streusel coating, a nice lemon flavor and are just like a blueberry muffin top! With gluten-free, whole wheat and all-purpose flour options.
This is one of my favorite recipes from my book. I tested them with gluten-free flour a while back and figured that not posting the recipe would just be mean. ;)
These are among my favorite cookies ever. I only make them for special occasions because unless they’re destined for a birthday party, BBQ or something else, I eat one after another until I feel sick or they’re all gone.
I’m normally only interested in chewy cookies. Cakey and soft cookies just aren’t my thing. These cookies are definitely an exception! They’re soft, but not cakey, and they really are just like a blueberry muffin top.
With the added streusel and lemon glaze, these blueberry cookies become dangerously addictive. You could omit the glaze but I don’t recommend skipping the streusel! It’s what makes these cookies so special.
It’s a lot more sugar than I usually use in my recipes but these cookies are worth it. They’re just so darn satisfying!
I used lemon zest and extract in these but you know what else would be awesome? Leave out the lemon and add almond extract. Blueberries + almond extract… one of the best flavor combinations ever.
If you’re paleo (or just like baking with almond flour!), go check out my paleo blueberry muffins for an amazing almond extract + blueberry treat that’s almost like angel food cake!
Covering the dough balls in the streusel can be a little messy. The streusel doesn’t want to stay put so you really have to pat it on. Once you taste these cookies, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that they’re so worth that minor annoyance!
One other thing you have to be careful about is adding the blueberries. You can’t mix them into the dough using a hand mixer or a spoon. You have to use your hands to incorporate them into the dough to ensure that they don’t break. It’s not a huge deal if a few do – it’ll just color parts of the dough blue.
If you make these, I’d love to hear how they come out! They’re a little more work than regular cookies with that streusel topping and glaze but I think Easter would be a perfect excuse to make them. :)
If you prefer strawberries to blueberries, check out these strawberry cookies!
Blueberry Cookies (gluten-free, whole wheat, all-purpose flour options)
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- Cook Time:
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- Yield: 12-15 cookies
- 3 cups (375 grams) white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour or the gluten-free flour mix listed below
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup (225 grams) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup (200 grams) raw sugar or granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 2 large eggs (50 grams each, out of shell), room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups (210 grams) fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels
- 3/4 cup (94 grams) all-purpose flour or the gluten-free flour mix listed below
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup (56 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 cup (120 grams) powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups (280 grams) white rice flour
- 2/3 cup (103 grams) potato starch
- 1/3 cup (40 grams) tapioca flour / starch
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 cup (70 grams) rice flour
- 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons (26 grams) potato starch
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon (10 grams) tapioca flour / starch
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
For the dough:
For the streusel:
For the glaze:
For the gluten-free version, use this in the dough:
For the gluten-free version, use this in the streusel:
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
- Prepare the cookie dough. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set the bowl aside.
- In a large bowl using an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract and lemon extract.
- Add the eggs, one by one and beat until thoroughly combined. It may appear curdled.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and beat on low just until the dough comes together.
- Pour the blueberries on top and use your hands to gently incorporate them into the dough.
- Prepare the streusel by mixing together all streusel ingredients in a small bowl.
- Roll the dough into 2" balls and roll the top and sides of each ball in the streusel. It won't stick very well so pat more streusel on top of each ball.
- Place on the prepared cookie sheet about 3" apart. It's okay if some streusel falls off the cookies.
- Bake the all-purpose version for 13-16 minutes and the gluten-free version for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract and salt.
- Add additional lemon juice to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over the cooled cookies.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Source: My post on My Baking Addiction – Blueberry Muffin Top Cookies
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Hi I am interested in purchasing your book. Does it have all the recipes in this article? And how much is your book?thank you oh I am gluten free
Hello! If you’re gluten-free, I actually wouldn’t recommend the book as it’s a whole grain baking book (so lots of wheat, spelt, barley, etc). There are a few gluten-free recipes but I don’t think enough to warrant buying the book. I’ve converted a lot of them to be gluten-free and have posted them on the blog. Check out my gluten-free recipes for everything that would work for you. :)
Can you use Bobs Red Mill grain free paleo baking flour in these recipes?
Sorry for just now seeing your comment! I don’t recommend that flour in these cookies. I’d have to test it first. I’m not sure what you mean by “these recipes”? :)
Can you use Bob’s Red Mill gluten free 1 to 1. It seems to have all the flour for gluten free mixed instead of adding each flour separately. There are also other gluten free 1 to 1 flours.
I love that flour and use it in lots of my recipes. But I haven’t tested it in these cookies so I really can’t say. It could be that they come out a little gritty (or maybe they come out gritty but once cooled are better). Sorry I can’t give you an exact answer!
these cookies have helped me with my rashes on my body and explosive diarrhea due to my celiac disease! i recommend this for anyone who struggles with issues like these. Thanks Erin!!!
You’re welcome! I’m really glad that they helped you and you like them. :) Thanks for the feedback and sorry for my crazy slow reply (I just got back from vacation!).
I’m making these in my class for school and they look delicious, can’t wait to try them!
I hope that everyone enjoyed them! (and sorry for my slow reply! I just got back from vacation)
What a delicious treat! Yum. I am so hungry now!
Thanks a bunch! :)
Oh my goodness, those look like my favorite muffins in cookie form – I want some!!
What muffins are those?! Must try. :D
These look like the perfect cookie for a grab-and-go breakfast, or an after dinner treat. Either way, great cookie!
Hehe. I like the breakfast idea. :D
How have I never thought to put blueberries in cookies? Love it!!
It’s a great thing to do! :)
You took the best part about a muffin and made a cookie out of it, GENIUS!!
Lemon and Blueberry is am amazing flavor combo! Love these.
And it’s such a happy combo, too!
You can’t go wrong with lemon and blueberry! These look perfect for breakfast!
I couldn’t agree more!
These look delicious even though I am not a blueberry person. Lemon sure would add to that taste. Never saw a cookie with a strudel.
You have to try them! Maybe you’d like them with raspberries? :)
I don’t see the substitutions for paleo, did i miss it? Looks yummy!
Hi there! There isn’t any way to make these paleo, just gluten-free. Did you read somewhere that there’s a paleo option? I just checked and couldn’t find any mention of that but want to make sure I’m not missing something. :) Thanks!
I love the combination of lemon + blueberry! They look amazing.
Thanks so much! :)