Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Cookies

So, I kind of thought since I have a little boy and not a little girl, I’d be saved from a bunch of childhood drama.

Turns out that is not exactly the case.

In case you didn’t know, little boys can squeal and fit-throw like the best of ’em.  Fortunately, we’re growing out of most of that.

There are exceptions, though.

Case in point: On Sunday, a we experienced a series of events that eventually led to time-out.  Plus, further punishment included a restriction against anything Super Mario related for the rest of the day.

The horror.

And, as always follows time-out, the Tall Boy sat down with Doodle to discuss “why” he was in time-out and “why” certain types of behavior are not acceptable.  At the end, Doodle nodded his agreement, apologized for “acting that way,” and then said in a small voice, “This is the saddest day of my whole life.”

I like to seem like a sympathetic parent, but I’ll be honest–it took pretty much everything I had to keep from howling with laughter.  Instead, the Tall Boy and I jammed one of these blueberry lemon cheesecake cookies into our mouths and nodded solemnly.  “Yep, pretty sad,” we agreed.

These cookies turned out nicely–very soft, with the plump blueberries oozing their sweet juice out of the tops.  Coupled with a mild hint of tart lemon and a sweet cream cheese filling, these could cheer up anyone’s sad mood.


Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ package cream cheese, softened, and mixed with a bit of sugar (to taste)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat and set them aside.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Blend in the lemon zest, juice and eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour then mix it into the wet ingredients, until just combined.
  4. Gently fold in the blueberries. Refrigerate the dough for about 15 – 20 minutes to make it stiff enough to roll.
  5. For each cookie, roll 1 heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball then flatten it slightly into a disc shape. Place a 1 teaspoon cream cheese cube into the center and form the dough around it.
  6. Bake about 10 - 14 minutes until the edges brown slightly.


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  1. Kim

    I truly hope it is the saddest day of his life. If so, it will be a pretty good life. Thanks for the laugh this morning! And these cookies look like just the Father’s Day treat for my blueberry-loving husband. Blueberries were on sale at the grocery store yesterday. Bonus!
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  2. Back For Seconds

    Oh man. Poor kid, haha! Being banned from Super Mario IS pretty rough tough 🙂
    Theese cookies look so yummy! I love the lemon/blueberry combo, and well, cream cheese makes everything better. They MUST be good. And look how puffy! Ahh, I think I need one now. Thanks for the recipe!
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  3. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    That is so cute!! It must have seemed like a pretty sad day for him!
    These cookies sound amazing!! Oh my! Love how thick and soft and full of plump blueberries these are!
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  4. amy @ fearless homemaker

    ha! your little guy sounds like the cutest thing ever! and these cookies? look absolutely divine. hope the little dude made it through the saddest day of his little life so far – i bet he did! =)
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  5. Shirley

    These look amazing! YUMMMM I need some right now.

    Hope my little man is having the happiest day of his life (so far) today. And every day is even better.

  6. Hayley

    BANNED from Super Mario?! Quelle horreur! But seriously, that is pretty rough. Poor thing didn’t know you or Tall Boy could get so tough 🙂 on a lighter note, these cookies are making my mouth water. Cheesecake and lemon and blueberries in one cookie? Sign me up for 800 of them, because I’m in love. Actually, never really heard of putting cream cheese in cookies but judging by how puffy and perfect yours look, I think it’s my new go-to!
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  7. Nancy

    Tnanks for bringing me some of these cookies. They were delicious. About the best cookie I have ever eaten Bring me more!!!!!!!!

  8. Ashleen Moreen

    This will complete my day if I could bake this.
    Really a must try recipe.
    Yummy blueberries
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  9. BruCrew Life

    I have had moments like that when punishing our kids that I just wanted to “howl” with laughter too:-) I love how dramatic they can be over little things. Although if I got banned from my computer it would be a sad day, so I guess I understand his pain:-0 I’m sure a handful of these yummy cookies got him through his sad day!!!
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  10. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Oh, I hate that part of parenthood – the discipline part. As they get older they start to negotiate, which really sucks. Or, they refuse to go to time out/their room/wherever and you realize that you can no longer lift them in their pissed off state. Sigh. I think these cookies would make any day better! They are beyond gorgeous too!
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  11. Ryan Rose

    These blueberry lemon cheesecake cookies look absolutely delicious!

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