The Best Blueberry Cookies to Leave for Santa this Holiday

Show Santa you care by making one—or all—of these blueberry cookies (and have some for yourself!) 

The big day is drawing near, and you have a few days left to make the perfect cookies to leave for Santa. Try one of these recipes for blueberry cookies for the perfect treat to greet Santa, share with friends and family or just enjoy for yourself. You’ll get a great cookie and a benefit health-wise, as blueberries are tasty and a superfood. Try one of these recipes for blueberry cookies from the U.S Highbush Blueberry Council. 

Blueberry Cookie Recipes 

Blueberry Walnut “Forgotten” Cookies 

These unique meringue cookies finish overnight in the oven, hence the ‘forgotten’ part of the name. Make them the night before Christmas Eve day. 

Ingredients 

  • 2 egg whites 

  • 3/4 cup sugar 

  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla bean paste 

  • zest of half of 1 orange 

  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts 

  • 1 cup dried blueberries 

  • 5 ounces bittersweet mini chocolate chips (optional) 

  • 1 pinch sea salt 

Instructions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 

  1. Using a stand mixer, beat egg whites on high, gradually adding sugar, until soft peaks form. Reduce speed to medium, add cream of tartar. 

  1. Turn off mixer and scrape bowl to ensure sugar is incorporated. Add vanilla paste and orange zest.  Increase mixer to high speed; beat for 5 minutes. 

  1. Turn off mixer. Using a rubber spatula, fold in toasted walnuts, dried blueberries and chocolate chips (if using). 

  1. Using two spoons, drop cookies onto lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle tops with a pinch of sea salt. 

  1. Transfer cookies to oven.  Cook for two minutes. 

  1. Turn oven off and let cookies sit overnight, or for 8 hours. 

Number of servings (yield): 16 cookies 

 

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies 

Double up on the goodness with these oatmeal and blueberry cookies!

Ingredients 

  • 1-1/2 cups flour 

  • 1 cup rolled oats 

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened 

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar 

  • 1 large egg 

  • 2 tablespoons milk 

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

  • 1-1/4 cups fresh blueberries 

Instructions 

  1. Heat oven to 375°. 

  1. In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. 

  1. In another large bowl beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy and well blended. 

  1. Add egg, milk and vanilla; continue beating until smooth. 

  1. Stir in flour mixture.  Beat on low speed just until blended.  Stir in blueberries. 

  1. Drop rounded tablespoons onto lightly greased baking sheets. 

  1. Bake about 12 minutes or until golden brown. 

  1. Let cool on sheets for 4 minutes.  Remove to wire racks to finish cooling. 

Number of servings (yield): 24 cookies 

 

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies 

If a muffin ever dreamed of being a cookie, this is what it would taste like. These blueberry cookies are fluffy, sweet and tasty. 

Cookie Ingredients 

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature 

  • 1 cup granulated sugar 

  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) cream cheese, softened 

  • 2 eggs 

  • 1 tsp. vanilla 

  • 2 ½ cups flour 

  • ½ tsp baking powder 

  • ½ tsp baking soda 

  • ½ tsp salt 

  • 1 Tbs. lemon zest 

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries 

Frosting Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup (6 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature 

  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 

Cookie Instructions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 

  1. With mixer on medium-high beat butter, granulated sugar and ¼ cup cream cheese until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. 

  1. Add eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until blended, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. 

  1. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and beat until a thick cookie dough forms. 

  1. Stir in lemon zest and gently fold in blueberries. 

  1. Using wet hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls (about 1 Tablespoon each) and arrange on baking sheets. Bake in batches, refrigerating cookie dough balls until ready to bake. 

  1. Bake 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on pan 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely. 

Frosting Instructions 

  1. Beat ¾ cup cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla until smooth and blended. 

  1. Frost tops of cookies. 

  

Enjoy more recipes from the Recipes page at BlueberriesFromFlorida.com

All photos courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

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