Lemon Blackberry Cookies

My day was going so well.  I had a great morning of blogging, the kids did their chores, and I was in pretty good spirits.  Then I got an unexpected phone call that went something like this:

Robb: Can you pack a bag for me?  I’m going to Boise.
Me: Are you serious?
Robb: If I come home right now, can you take me back to the office?
Me: Right now?  When do you leave?
Robb:  My rental car will be here in 45 minutes.

*long sigh*

I looked at the overflowing basket of dirty laundry and the empty closet and wondered how I would make this work.  Enter SuperWife.  SuperWife packed the last pair of clean pants, rifled through the mis-matched sock box, and located the misplaced sci-fi book.  SuperWife even found sunglasses and a $20 bill.  What SuperWife couldn’t find was any snacks.

I normally pack snacks for these trips, since I know Robb will have a 5 hour drive, obnoxiously late nights in the office, and no desire to actually feed himself.  The problem was that the pantry was seriously empty.  There were no crackers.  No chips.  Not a can of coke. Not even an apple.  Hmmm.  It was at this point I found myself thinking, “If I hurry, I could put a batch of cookies in the oven before he gets home.”

SuperWife, indeed.

I started with Robb’s favorite butter cookie.  Then I searched the produce drawer of my sad and lonely looking fridge and found lemons and blackberries.  YUM.  The lemon really brightened up the cookie, and who doesn’t love berries?  I love how they make the cookie all swirly and marbled looking.  They came together mighty fast, if I say so myself.  I scooped them onto my baking sheet, and slid them into the oven just as he walked in the door.

He was chomping at the bit to get on the road, but I stalled him long enough to pull the pan out of the oven and slide some warm lemon blackberry cookies into a container and into his bag.  He sampled one on the way back to the office.  He described it as soft and creamy, a pretty apt description, if you ask me.

It doesn’t do much for the annoyance of a last minute business trip, but it does a little.

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Lemon Blackberry Cookies
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A creamy lemon cookie with fresh blackberries.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 2 dozen
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 T. lemon zest (approx.)
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 handful fresh blackberries (about ½ cup)
  1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add egg, vanilla, lemon zest and juice. Mix well.
  3. Add salt, baking powder, and flour, and mix just until combined.
  4. If berries are large, slice in half. Fold berries into dough gently, do not over mix.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.

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17 thoughts on “Lemon Blackberry Cookies

  1. kitchenriffs

    You are a superwife! I used to hate those last minute biz trips. That sort of travel is seriously depressing. But I know your cookies will cheer up your hubby! Very nice post – thanks.

  2. Joanne

    You really are superwife! That man is super lucky. If I were you, I would have kept all the cookies to console myself that he had to go away!

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  4. Rowan

    Thanks for the recipe! It didn’t work at all for me though. I followed the steps exactly and the cookies ended up very doughy, like play-do. I think there must be a typo in the recipe…I’m wondering if putting in more than 1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder would make them less doughy

  5. SheliaD

    This is the second time we made these cookies in a week! Though we added baking soda instead of baking powder and added a bit more lemon flavor. It makes a lovely cake like cookie perfect for our little tea parties.

  6. Marla

    These cookies are NOT good. Very doughy and flat tasting. I added more lemon and used baking soda instead of the powder. Don’t know where the SuperWife comes in, but a name change is really needed and recipe needs work

  7. Elaine

    Tasty cookies. I used soda and powder to increase the rise. To those who say it’s too doughy, I say, you just don’t understand that some cookies are supposed to be super soft.

  8. Janette

    Loved these! I am making these again for the second time this week! I need to use up my blackberries and this is the perfect way. We love soft cookies around here. To make sure they weren’t “doughy” I used 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp Baking powder and they turned out great!

  9. Debra R.

    I added two tb-spoons of milk and another egg and extra lemon juice, and finally dusted the top with regular sugar. It tastes pretty good, and from some food coloring I used and the texture I am gonna nickname it ‘Play-dough Pastels’.

  10. Cevicus

    I’ve made these a few times and they have been pretty darned tasty each time, even the time I had to use banana as a substitute for egg (yep, you can do that when you’re out). Methinks those who complain and suggest that it’s an error in the recipe overlook the possibility of an error in their execution!

  11. El

    these were delicious. i didnt have lemons, so i used bottled juice and extract. they had a lovely marbled look and an almost cakey texture.


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