A delicious alternative to chocolate chip cookies.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, sugar, egg, milk, almond extract and lemon zest. Mix well after the addition of each ingredient. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; blend into the sugar mixture. Fold in the blueberries. Cover and chill for 4 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart.

  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

58.2 calories; 0.7 g protein; 8.7 g carbohydrates; 4 mg cholesterol; 46.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2003
Blueberries are my husbands very favorite and these cookies were very good! I freeze blueberries when they are in season and used frozen berries in this recipe. No problem. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2005
These are really plain...not very flavorful. I added a glaze of 1/4 cup each sour cream and sugar 2 tbs orange juice and 2 tbs butter- boiled in in a saucepan for 2 minutes then glazed the cookies with it. I think they improved significantly with a glaze added- I thought about doing a lemon glaze too. Even a strusel kind of topping added to them before they are baked would probably make them tasty too- but this recipe as is is not very flavorful. Read More
(19)
187 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 119
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2003
Blueberries are my husbands very favorite and these cookies were very good! I freeze blueberries when they are in season and used frozen berries in this recipe. No problem. Read More
(81)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2003
After reading the comments I reduced almond ext to 1/4 tsp and used 3/4 tsps vanilla. These cookies tasted divine esp. warm -- like a little bit of heaven I absolutely cannot rave enough about the taste. They are very difficult to make though because you want to make sure each cookie has at least one berry but the cookies should be small because they spread a lot in the oven. Also as another commented they collapse -- when removed from the sheet some of the bottoms literally dropped out so I would suggest cooling on a flat surface or on a rack with a very tight weave. Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2003
The first time I followed the recepie exactly. Making these cookies made me realize that I'm not too big on the bitter almond taste. Second time around, I substituded the almond extract for vanilla and I also didn't cool them, but they still turned out great. They were so delicious, that they made me feel guilty afterward, but it's nothing a little walk in the park won't fix. I will definatly make these cookies again. Thankyou!!! : ) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2008
These cookies were the bomb! I didn't have any lemons so I substituted 1/2 t. lemon extract for the lemon zest and only used 1/2 t. vanilla. I used my small Pampered Chef cookie scoop and each cookie turned out perfectly! They are a little crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. My 15 year old son loved them! Thanks for a great, easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2003
These cookies llok and taste like blueberry muffin tops! They freeze well (open container to air to defrost or cookies will get gooey) and stay soft for a long time. The almond flavoring can be reduced if you aren't big on strong flavor, or substitute vanilla flavoring. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2008
I made this with chopped apples instead of blueberries. Used 1 teasp vanilla 1teasp cinnamon and 1/4 teasp cloves instead of the almond extract and lemon. Came out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
Wonderful cookies that are sort of a cross between a cookie and a muffin. One suggestion...refrigerate overnight. The first time we made these we refrigerated overnight and they turned out wonderful. The second time we started them in the morning and baked in the early afternoon letting the dough sit for about 4 hours like the recipe said. They didn't come out quite as good....still good but a little soggy. I plan to make these again and prepare the dough the night before. Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2005
These are really plain...not very flavorful. I added a glaze of 1/4 cup each sour cream and sugar 2 tbs orange juice and 2 tbs butter- boiled in in a saucepan for 2 minutes then glazed the cookies with it. I think they improved significantly with a glaze added- I thought about doing a lemon glaze too. Even a strusel kind of topping added to them before they are baked would probably make them tasty too- but this recipe as is is not very flavorful. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
These cookies were dubbed "Blueberry Bombers" by friends and family (because they're the bomb). I did make a few changes to the recipe: 1/4 cup shortening (butter flavored if you have it) 1/4 cup butter 5 Tbsp of lemon yogurt (instead of milk) 6 oz (half package) of white chocolate chips 1 tsp vanilla extract (instead of almond) I made 5 dozen of these for a party and they were GONE in half an hour! huge hit Read More
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