Cookie Carnival – Blueberry Lemon Cookies

I’ve been getting the Cookie Carnival emails for a few months now but haven’t had a chance to make the recipe. Kate over at the Clean Plate Club chooses a cookie each month and sends the recipe to everyone. We all make the same cookie and post about it. It’s a great way to celebrate the cookie!

This month, I was intrigued by the idea of blueberries in a cookie so I wanted to give it a shot. Hubby and I started calling these breakfast cookies because they tasted like muffin tops. They turned out to be a cakey cookie which I love. We ate these up in no time. I would definitely make these again. The batter looked like blueberry ice cream when it came out of the fridge. I could have eaten the entire batch uncooked!
Blueberry Drop Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup blueberries, rinsed and picked over – I used frozen blueberries
In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, sugar, egg, milk, almond extract and lemon zest, mixing well after the addition of each ingredient. Slowly add the flour, baking powder and salt. Fold in the blueberries and mix until well blended.

Cover and chill for 4 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls, one and one-half inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before removing them with a spatula.

Makes about 4 dozen.

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20 Responses to “Pina Colada Cupcakes”

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    Molly — March 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    These are so adorable! A friend once made me margarita cupcakes for a birthday, but I love the sound of all the coconut.

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    Flavia — March 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I love this cupcakes week!!!!! And even Pina-colada cupcakes…..ciao, Flavia

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    Daisy — March 31, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    these look incredible! I am LOVING cupcake week!

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    Allisonpence — March 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    These make me crave a warm summer day.

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    Megan — March 31, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    This sounds like a fun, summery cupcake recipe! Love it!

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    Rachel Marcisin — March 31, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Mmm these look awesome! But where’s the rum?

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    beantownbaker — March 31, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Tell me about it! I’m not excited about the rain/snow we’re supposed to get tonight and tomorrow.

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    beantownbaker — March 31, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Good point! They have the flavors of a pina colada without the alcohol. If you wanted to add some rum, I’d throw it into the filling.

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    FunandFearlessinBeantown — March 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I’d like one of these cupcakes along with a pina colada on the beach!

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    Hezzi-D — March 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I’ve really been into “booze” cupcake lately and yours looks fantastic! Perfect for a luau or a summer pool party!

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    Ann — March 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Those are truly beautiful cupcakes! I love Pina Coladas and I love cupcakes so…

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 31, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    These are so beautiful! Eating one of these would bring me back to Hawaii 🙂

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    beantownbaker — March 31, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Ooohhh Hawaii sounds awesome right about now. I’ve never been.

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    Shannon — March 31, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    oh my gosh, those look adorable, and i love the flavor combo, too!!

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    Mary — April 1, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Very nice! May I ask how you set the background for your cupcake pics? The solid colors really bring attention to the cupcakes themselves.

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    beantownbaker — April 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    For the majority of my cupcakes, I use a piece 12×12 scrap-booking paper for my backgrounds. I have a big stack of a variety of colors and patterns.

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    Mary — April 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you 🙂 .

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    Audrey — April 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I love the garnishes on the top, they looke exactly like little poolside drinks. I have been wanting to try a cocktail-like cake since I went to “cupcake happy hour” at Kickass Cupcakes in Davis Square. Have you ever been there? Because if you haven’t you must go and try their mojito!

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    beantownbaker — April 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I have been to Kickass before during the Cupcake Crawl I hosted a couple years ago. In fact, we even tasted the mojito cupcake while we were there.

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    Paula Kelly-Bourque — April 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Such creative finishing touches to a perfectly delightful cupcake.

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