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
1/4 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.