Blueberry Almond Sugar Cookies

by jenna on August 28, 2013

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Today is a big day so we are celebrating with cookies!

It’s fall launch day for Noonday! As an ambassador, I’ve been eagerly {not-so-patiently} waiting to share with everyone the brand new line and today finally is the day! You can head over to my shop to check it all out. I’ll be posting more about this, as well as hosting a giveaway, next month so stay tuned for that! I hope y’all love everything as much as I do.

Now onto the cookies. Yesterday afternoon I was craving a big, soft, chewy cookie with a cup of tea so I whipped these out. They hardly took any time at all! Normally, my “go-to” cookie is brown butter chocolate chip. It’s pretty amazing and, in my opinion, cures just about anything from headaches to heartaches. However, I was feeling something a little bit different yesterday.

Enter blueberry almond sugar cookies.

They are extra soft and chewy with lots of little dried blueberries and sliced almonds in them. And if you’re able to just eat one and walk away, please tell me your secret because with these, it’s pretty much impossible.

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They sorta look like chocolate chip cookies, don’t they? These would be fun to surprise a little someone during their first week back to school. I used to love when my mom sneaked homemade cookies into my lunch box along with a little personal note written on a napkin. I can’t wait to do that for my kids one day!

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I love this recipe because unlike some sugar cookie recipes, there’s no need to let the dough chill in the fridge before baking. That means you can literally crank these out in about half an hour! They also freeze GREAT for late night snacks later on.

I drizzled melted white chocolate over my cookies after they had cooled a bit…I mean, why not? You certainly don’t have to, but sometimes a drizzle of white chocolate and a pinch of sea salt is the perfect cookie topping. Amen.

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Blueberry Almond Sugar Cookies

yields about 2 dozen cookies

Print this Recipe!

Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1 3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp almond extract

3/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup dried blueberries

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1 cup white chocolate chips, for drizzle {optional}

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat sheet.

Cream together the softened butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until mixture is smooth and combined.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until you have a very soft dough. Add the dried blueberries and sliced almonds. Mix again until just incorporated.

Drop golf ball sized balls of dough onto your prepared baking sheet and gently press down to flatten.

Bake cookies for about 20 minutes until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet then carefully transfer to a rack or plate. If choosing to add the white chocolate drizzle, melt white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 second increments until smooth, stirring well after each time. Drizzle melted chocolate over cookies.

Time:

35 minutes

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Averie @ Averie Cooks August 28, 2013 at 3:56 am

I’ve wanted to bake dried blueberry cookies for ages and have never gotten around to it. Dried cranberries, apricots, raisins, dates…but never blueberries. Your cookies look perfect, Jenna!

I love that you say you dont need to chill the dough so these are a 30 min project. I always, always chill my dough but if you say you can get away without doing it and the cookies look like this, I’m sold! Pinned!

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Ksenija @ Health Ninja August 28, 2013 at 4:18 am

The combination of almonds, dried blueberries and white chocolate sounds really tempting. Too sad that I’ve never seen dried blueberries in stores here in Germany. Drying them on my own would be a bit too much work for a batch of cookies – nevertheless, they sound amazing!

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Lauren @ The Highlands Life August 28, 2013 at 4:32 am

These look perfectly fluffy, chewy and delicious! I love a quick cookie recipe. You never know when a craving will strike!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 28, 2013 at 4:52 am

These sound lovely! Such a fun cookie :)

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Madison August 28, 2013 at 4:56 am

I love thee cookies! I bet the combo of blueberry and almond is divine. :)

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Amy Walters, A DESIGN DOCK August 28, 2013 at 5:16 am

These cookies are so pretty. And anything with almond and chocolate in it is enough to make me melt…throw in the blueberries and it’s practically breakfast!

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Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King August 28, 2013 at 5:21 am

Mmm! I love, love blueberry and almond (especially almond cookies!). Almond extract is kind of my thing. Thanks for sharing!

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Molly@RDexposed August 28, 2013 at 5:30 am

Ok ok. I think you’ve won me over. I think I found my Christmas shopping source for 2013.

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan August 28, 2013 at 5:50 am

I love that these are taking advantage of the beautiful blueberries out there right now, LOVE!

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 28, 2013 at 5:52 am

Such a wonderful and simple cookie!!!

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Ashley August 28, 2013 at 6:04 am

Do you think fresh bluberries could work as well? What amount would you use instead of 3/4 cup dried?

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Trey Schruff August 28, 2013 at 6:08 am

Holy mess… these look amazing! Can’t wait to try them. You’re right though… your Brown Butter Chocolate Chip cookies are my go to cookie also!!… They are my absolute favorite!! We are going on a hiking trip to the Smoky Mountains this weekend, and I’m thinking these are going to be the perfect snack.

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Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent August 28, 2013 at 6:21 am

I never thought of a blueberry almond combination. I bet it tastes great!

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Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch August 28, 2013 at 6:44 am

Mmmm!!! I love the way these look…and I’m sure the taste is amazing!!!!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots August 28, 2013 at 6:44 am

I love blueberries and sugar cookies, this sounds like a great cookie! Can’t wait to make these!

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erin @hooleywithaz August 28, 2013 at 6:45 am

these made my mouth water. sugar cookies and fruit (and white chocolate) FTW!

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Dana August 28, 2013 at 6:49 am

These are pretty cookies and look oh so delish!!

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Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health August 28, 2013 at 6:49 am

I’ve never seen cookies like this but they look mighty tasty! How exciting about the Noondy launch. I can’t wait to check out all of the new stuff!

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Becks @ eatwriterunrepeat August 28, 2013 at 6:57 am

Love the blueberries and I think the blueberry-almond combination sounds fabulous!

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Jenn from Much to My Delight August 28, 2013 at 7:11 am

I like the idea of this combination–very sophisticated. I am a sophisticated person. I need my cookies to follow suit.

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Candace @ The Wheatless Kitchen August 28, 2013 at 7:47 am

Dried blueberries and white chocolate?! Oh yes. I love the idea of tiny blueberries in a cookie! I have GOT to make a version of these soon :)

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Bryony @ Friday Night Dinners -- PDX August 28, 2013 at 7:52 am

These look great and the blueberry-almond combination sounds amazing!

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allie@sweetpotatobites August 28, 2013 at 7:59 am

Love the idea of the blueberry-almond combo! Sounds delicious!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe August 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

Oh, these would be so lovely with a cup of afternoon tea! Love the blueberry/almond combo!

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Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life August 28, 2013 at 10:19 am

These look amazing! I love that these have blueberries in them.

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Angela August 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

Yum! These look amazing!

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Emily @ Life on Food August 28, 2013 at 11:48 am

Cookies are always fun ways to celebrate!

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Coty and Mariah August 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Such a good looking cookie!

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Kim August 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Mmm, yum! I actually just finished the last of my dried blueberries Monday night in a salad, but when I go to stock up again, I’ll have this recipe in mind!

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Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts August 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm

A chocolate drizzle is always a must – love these cookies! They look great!!

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Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out August 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm

These are literally the perfect cookie!! Dried blueberries?! Almonds??! SUGAR COOKIES?!?!?!?! I die.

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Julia @ Basket of Juls August 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I never thought to add dried blueberries to cookies. That’s so awesome and creative! YUM!

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Simona August 29, 2013 at 2:44 am

I was just searching for a blueberry recipe…this sounds delicious, thanks!

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AJ Ragosa August 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Sounds yummy!

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Elaine October 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

What a nice alternative to a super sweet chocolate chip cookie! I love my chocolate…but being a woman and getting older, sure does add on the love handles much faster than they used to!

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