Blueberry Drop Cookies
These light blueberry cookies also feature lemon zest and almond extract for a flavorful combination.
  • Makes: 4 dozen cookies
  • Prep Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes (includes refrigeration)
  • Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Per serving: Calories – 58, Total Fat – 2.3g, Sodium – 25mg, Total Carbohydrates – 8.8g, Protein – .7g **Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon zest, grated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, milk, almond extract and lemon zest, mixing well after each addition.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, and gradually add to creamed mixture, blending well. Fold in blueberries.
  3. Cover and chill for 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 1½ inches apart onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on cookie sheets before removing.

Watch how to make these easy cookies below, then share with friends:



  1. Very cool recipe! You don’t see a lot of cookies that feature blueberries. Must try it and pinning…

  2. Love these cookies what a perfect Spring or summer cookie.. Thank you so much for sharing it with us on foodie friday. Pinning it.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with Foodie Friends Friday. I like using fresh fruit in recipes and this cookie with fresh blueberries is perfect for spring parties.


  4. Glad you enjoyed it! I had to do that same substitution because I didn’t have any almond extract on hand. I think it works just as well!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jessy Yancey
    editor, Farm Flavor


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