Friday, April 13, 2012

Blueberry Studded Lemon Cookies

So even though I write a blog about health, it's no secret that I have an insatiable sweet tooth. (Someday I really, really want to cut sugar out of my life, but not today!) Today I had no means of satisfying that sweet tooth - no ready made goodies and none of the right ingredients to whip something up. I was desperate enough that I took stock of what I had and with it miraculously came up with the most divine cookie ever. I present to you Blueberry Studded Lemon Cookies.

I say these are blueberry studded because lemon really is the star of the show. I'm a bit lemon crazed; I just can't get enough of it, and so I used the zest and juice of an entire, rather large, organic lemon in this recipe.

Next time I want to try to vegetarianize them, replacing the butter with coconut oil and the egg with a chia egg, and I would also like to try a Lemon Lavender version because I love lavender as well. (Have I mentioned that I started an entire packet of lavender seeds? Some women think you can't have enough shoes, some think you can never have too many handbags. Me, I don't think you can ever have too much lavender or lemon!)

Blueberry Studded Lemon Cookies
1/2c organic butter, softened
3/4c honey
1 egg
Zest and juice of 1 organic lemon
1t vanilla
2c flour
2t aluminum free baking powder
1/2t salt
1c frozen blueberries
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  • Cream together butter and honey, then add egg, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla extract, blending well.
  • Mix in dry ingredients.
  • Fold in blueberries.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto cookie sheet and bake 14 minutes.
  • Devour and share with a friend!
I have no idea how many cookies this recipe makes because I ate way too much cookie dough. Sweet tooth satisfied!

And the Viv photo for the post. This is her today during tummy time! She's 12 weeks old!


emilyonthemoat said...

Yum! Also, I have recently become convinced that I need to grow lavender (goes along with attempting to grow lots of other things for the first time and having way too many projects going at once - but hey, what's one more, right?). I just haven't noticed the seeds anywhere yet. Maybe I am not looking hard enough.

emilyonthemoat said...

Wait, I realized I forgot to ask...where did you get your lavender seeds?

Lizzie said...

The lavender seeds were given to me, but if you can't find them locally you could always order them online! Here is a link for some lavender from the same company I ordered all my other garden seeds:

Good luck with all the projects you have going! :)

Maggard said...

nottttttt possible. 12 weeks?!!!!! look at her holding her head up! I probably need to visit.. for V and cookies!