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Heavenly Lemon Blueberry Cookies: A burst of berries and citrus in every bite

Heavenly Lemon Blueberry Cookies: A burst of berries and citrus in every bite

Upgrade your cookie experience with these Lemon Blueberry Cloud Cookies, where the brightness of lemon zest and the sweetness of blueberries come together in a soft, delicious bite. These cookies blend the creamy texture of ricotta cheese with the classic flavor combination of lemon and blueberries, offering a unique twist on the traditional cookie. With their soft texture and fresh, vibrant flavors, these cookies are like little clouds of joy.

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Why you'll love it: These cookies offer a refreshing change from denser, heavier candies. The ricotta cheese in the dough gives these cookies a wonderfully soft and airy texture, while the lemon zest adds a tangy touch that complements the sweetness of the blueberries. They are not only delicious; They're also visually appealing with their bright blueberry tops and a drizzle of lemon glaze. Perfect for those who enjoy less sweet biscuits, they offer a nice balance between fruity and lightness.

Perfect occasion: These Lemon Blueberry Cloud Cookies are perfect for spring and summer gatherings, like picnics, family reunions, or afternoon tea. They are a great choice for Easter celebrations, Mother's Day or just as a delicious treat to brighten up any day. Serve them at brunches or pack them for a sweet picnic dessert that everyone will love.

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Decorating Tips: For a beautiful presentation, make sure each cookie is topped with a few extra blueberries before baking to accentuate the berry flavor and add a pop of color. Once cooled, drizzle the lemon glaze in a zigzag pattern for a touch of elegance. Garnish with a light pinch of lemon zest or a few finely chopped fresh mint leaves to enhance their fresh, vibrant appearance.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • The zest of a lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries, extra for garnish
  • Lemon glaze:
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
    • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
    • 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, mix the butter, ricotta cheese, sugar and lemon zest on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture on low speed, mixing until incorporated. Avoid overmixing.
  6. Gently incorporate the blueberries.
  7. Drop tablespoon-sized portions of dough onto the prepared sheets, spacing them two inches apart.
  8. Squeeze additional blueberries over the top of the cookies.
  9. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the bottom is lightly browned.
  10. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely.
  11. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, melted butter and lemon juice until smooth, and drizzle over the cooled cookies.

Enjoy these Lemon Blueberry Cloud Cookies, a perfect treat that combines the freshness of fruit with the comfort of a homemade cookie!

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