Blueberry-Lemon Butter Cookies


Good refrigerator cookie dough to keep in the freezer for last-minute desserts or treats.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
3 dozen cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • ½ cup dried blueberries

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar, or as needed


  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.

  2. Beat butter in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer until creamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar and beat until blended. Add egg yolks one at a time, followed by blueberries, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat 1 minute more. Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and add flour mixture, mixing just until a smooth dough forms.

  3. Divide dough in 1/2 and shape into logs 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 10 inches long. Wrap logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours or up to 3 days. Dough can also be frozen at this point and thawed when ready to bake.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place an oven rack in the center position.

  5. Unwrap 1 dough log and slice into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Place rounds 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until edges start to turn golden, 9 to 11 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, 15 to 30 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar when cool. Repeat baking process with remaining cookie dough.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

102 Calories
6g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 102
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 19mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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