Blueberry Drop Cookies

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Blueberry Drop Cookies is a huge childhood favorite cookie made after we use to go wild blueberry picking in Upstate New York back in the 1960s.

This recipe was the first one we looked forward too during the blueberry season.

I remember going and eating them right off the bushes and the sweet fresh taste will always be a fond memory.

We have so many recipes when it comes to fresh berries of all kinds, here is one of our favorites I am sharing and hope you and your families love it too!

Blueberry lovers, this is a tried and true not too sweet cookie, the frosting makes it just a bit sweeter but if you're not a big sweet fan, then just don't frost them.

I started making them for the kids every year with colored sugar because of the red white and blue theme for the 4th of July, so they became a tradition to make every year.

Of course, you can make them anytime, they sure are great with a cup of coffee, tea or a big glass of milk.

Scroll down to print off the recipe and keep it for later when the height of the season is plentiful with blueberries.

blueberry cookies with frosting and red and blue sugar on top for a festive look on the 4th of July

A childhood favorite

There is a little part of me that says this is a little like a mini muffin cookie, or a mini scone modern day, with the texture and flavors.

They are not too sweet and great with tea, perfect for those who don't want loads of sugary sweet cookies. This is a wonderful alternative.

The kids loved them when they were little and still as adults, I almost forgot about this one, so here it goes!

During the red, white and blue holiday, it's fun to drizzle white frosting and red with blue sugar sprinkled on top, perfect for 4th of July

this is blueberry batter for blueberry drop cookies in a metal bowl

Ingredients You Will Need for Blueberry Drop Cookies

  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt 
  • cinnamon
  • fresh blueberries
  • butter room temperature
  • shortening
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • almond flavoring
  • lemon zest
  • milk
  • Frosting
  • powdered sugar
  • optional: lemon juice or extract or vanilla
  • softened butter
  • water

this is a bowl of blueberries

Suggestions and Tips

This recipe easily can be doubled if you have a large family or cookie monsters like I do!

These do not last long and no one ever eats just one but you will want to do a few things to keep them fresher.

One thing I do advise, because of the moisture from the blueberries, I do store them in a large covered plastic container in the refrigerator.

Serve them at room temperature.

They go great for school lunches or work especially for an afternoon snack.

The kids will love to eat them at breakfast time.

These also do not freeze very well because of the moisture content from the berries.

Once in awhile I substitute dried blueberries or other dried fruits to the batter, and not fresh blueberries if I am sending them in a package to my family members during the holiday.

They really look festive with craisins in them and frosted green.

Just get creative, the batter is versatile!

One last thing, I like to keep a few unfrosted also to eat just plain, they really are great without being frosted.

these are the ingredients to make blueberry drop cookies sugar and blueberries in a white bowl

Blueberry soft cookies are so easy to make

During the summer months, I keep a batch when the season is plentiful, in the refrigerator, they really will keep fresher as I said earlier, kept cold.

They are not too sweet of a cookie, they remind me a little of a sweetened cake-like cookie with frosting.

If you like to change the flavors to orange zest or orange flavoring, that is another option as well.

Blueberry and lemon or citrus go famously together!

These easy blueberry cookies are just delicate in flavor with a hint of lemon and cinnamon flavor.

The perfect summer blueberry cookie that anyone can make.

Try My Favorite Cookie Recipes Below

Brownie  Caramel Peanut Butter Krispie Treats
Italian No Bake Rum Balls
Funfetti Coconut Cookies
Cherry Coconut Cookies
Chocolate fudge rolls
Jam filled bow ties
Almond Paste dipped cresent cookies
Macadamia chip
Cherry Almond

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Blueberry Drop Cookies

Blueberry Drop Cookies

Yield: 30
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 14 Mtotal time: 29 M
A simple cookie that we love all year long. I traditionally make this cookie for the 4th of July but you can decorate them with colored sugars of any color to any theme you like.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Frosting
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • optional: 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract or vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 3 tablespoons water or more as needed until it makes a thick frosting


How to cook Blueberry Drop Cookies

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Prepare a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or sprayed with cooking oil.
  3. Beat the sugar and butter and shortening together until light around 2 minutes.
  4.  Add all other ingredients except for the milk and blueberries, adding milk a little at a time until blended. 
  5. Fold in the berries. Drop by tablespoons onto the cookie sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes until set in the middle and edges begin to brown.
  6. NOTE:
  7. For the frosting, all I do is mix powdered sugar and water to make a thick paste. 
  8. I take a flat style knife to spread over the tops while still warm and sprinkle with colored sugar.
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blueberry cookies with frosting and red and blue sugar on top for a festive look on the 4th of July


  1. Nothing like a recipe that brings back childhood memories! Your blueberry cookies look so good! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Lovely recipe Claudia, we love blueberries, can't wait to try these cookies ♥


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