Blueberry Lemon Almond Cookies

by Kiran on August 23, 2013 · 94 comments

in Baking, Cookies

Seasonal eating is so crucial but it comes with a huge baggage. Literally.

Let’s elaborate. I’m still struggling to fit as much summer produce as possible into our daily meals. For example, we still haven’t tasted this season’s cherries, nectarines, plums, figs etc.

Le sigh. Can someone please slow the time down?

Blueberry Lemon Almond Cookies | KiranTarun.com

For me, the epitome of summer has always been fresh berries and lemons. There’s something special about this combo which makes it so much more difficult to part. Perhaps the taste, varieties, colors, creative recipes or cute factor?

If you can’t tell already, I’m a sucker for cute foods.

And then I further surprise myself by baking fresh berries into cookies. Cuteness overload. Ha!

Blueberry Lemon Almond Cookies | KiranTarun.com

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1.5 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with paddle, add almond oil, sugar and light brown sugar. Cream on medium speed, until fluffy for about 1 minute. With the mixer on low, gently stream in almond extract, egg, lemon zest and juice.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the rest of dry ingredients (flours, salt and baking soda). With the mixer on low, add sifted ingredients and chopped almonds. Stir until just combined. Do not over-mix cookie dough.
  4. Remove dough bowl from mixer and with a spatula, carefully fold fresh blueberries into cookie dough.
  5. Scoop cookie dough with a small ice cream scoop onto baking sheets, leaving enough room between scoops. Using the back of a measuring cup, gently press down onto cookie dough to form a disk.
  6. Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove cookies from oven to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, before cooling it off completely on cooling racks.
  7. Enjoy cookies with a glass of milk and fancy paper straws ;)

 

Blueberry Lemon Almond Cookies | KiranTarun.com

Off to the farmers market this morning. And this time I hope to stock on cherries, nectarines and plums. Fingers crossed that it wouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg. Cherries are super pricey. Yikes!

Have a great weekend, friends :)

Have you ever tried baking fresh berries into cookies? What’s your favorite summer produce?

 

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1 Rosa August 23, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Yes, fresh berries are fabulous! Your cookies look divine and I’m sure they are extremely addictive. A wonderful combinations of flavors.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Kiran August 27, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Rosa — thank you, my sweet friend. Fresh berries in homemade cookies are truly divine and satisfying :)

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3 Monica August 23, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Love cookies with lots of almonds. I don’t think I’ve ever seen almond oil! Adding the berries definitely ups the cuteness factor and I’m sure it’s delicious.
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4 Kiran August 27, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Monica — there’s different types of oils in the market these days. even avocado oil :D

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5 Asmita August 23, 2013 at 8:49 AM

These cookies look and sound divine!
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6 Kiran August 27, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Asmita — thank you!!

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7 Jeanette August 23, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Fun idea Kiran – I’ve never had berries in cookies. I’m savoring as much summer produce as possible – headed to the farmer’s market this weekend and grabbing some fresh berries!
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8 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Jeanette — there’s so much more to devour and summer is escaping so quick! yikes :D

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9 Lan | morestomach August 23, 2013 at 9:46 AM

i feel like i’ve barely scratched the surface of summer fruits this year, and already autumn is knocking on our door.

i’ve never heard of almond oil, in lieu of that, could i possibly use another type of oil?
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10 dixya| food, pleasure, and health August 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM

I was thinking the same thing about the almond oil.
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11 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Dixya — any oil would do. just fyi — you can easily get almond oil from whole foods, TJS or even any Indian grocery store :)

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12 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Lan — sure! any oil of your preference would work just fine. just make sure it’s a flavorless oil. almond oil works very well with the rest of ingredients. but if you can’t find any, don’t worry :)

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13 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You August 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM

I’ll need a serious pick me up…And I’m not talking about the milk! Just look at these cookies transforms me into a cookie monster!
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14 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Denise — lol! i love the way you think :)

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15 dixya| food, pleasure, and health August 23, 2013 at 11:02 AM

I havent done half the things I had planned for summer – I could not get rhubarb but had fair share of cherries and peaches.Berries are my absolutely fav all season long but in summer, its something special about fresh, plump ones. Hope you bring lots of fresh produce home this week :)
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16 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Dixya — le sigh. my local farmers market is quite a disappointment. cherries are so expensive but i’m still enjoying peaches, berries and melons. so there’s not much loss here :D

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17 Ash-foodfashionparty August 23, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Almond heaven, I wish I could have a basket of those. Classy flavors, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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18 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Ash — i’m not sure about “classy” flavors, but I love that you quoted it as such :D Thank you!

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19 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ August 23, 2013 at 11:59 AM

No, never mixed berries in my cookie dough. I look forward to trying this recipe. Have a nice weekend!
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20 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Daniela — a must try and do let me know how it tastes! hope you week is going great :)

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21 Kathryn August 23, 2013 at 12:17 PM

These are the most beautiful cookies I’ve seen in a long time!
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22 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Kathryn — no way!! and thank you so so much, sweetie :)

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23 ATasteOfMadness August 23, 2013 at 2:01 PM

This looks fantastic! I was just about to go out and buy blueberries. You’re making me want to buy more so that I can make these
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24 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Cathleen — thanks! you won’t need more, just 1/2 cup would do. snack on the balance and enjoy summer :)

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25 honeywhatscooking August 23, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Don’t think I’ve ever baked berry cookies… but berry everything else, yes. Favorite summer produce – raspberries, blueberries for sure. Your pictures have me drooling. I hope time slows down.
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26 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Nisha — i seriously hoping for that too :)

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27 Maria | Pink Patisserie August 23, 2013 at 4:55 PM

I totally get the cute food thing! These are REALLY cute and I bet just as delicious. Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with your farmers market haul!!
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28 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Maria — my farmers market haul was so deprived. central florida needs a better market for sure. so sad :(

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29 The Squishy Monster August 23, 2013 at 6:54 PM

YUMMY! Did you save me some? =)
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30 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:36 AM

TSM — gladly :)

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31 foodwanderings August 23, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I don’t know if you know how obsessed I am with cookies to go along with my afternoon tea. These look yummilicious & love that you incorporated fresh blueberries.
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32 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Shulie — haha! i’m just as obsessed too :)

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33 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 24, 2013 at 1:10 AM

How adorable are these cookies?! I’d like to think a couple would make a lovely breakfast :).
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34 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Laura — thank you!! and yes, totally :)

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35 Gemma @andgeesaid August 24, 2013 at 2:41 AM

MM this looks so good! that last photo is stunning.
summer berries are the best. <3
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36 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Gemma — thank you so much :)

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37 Angie@Angie's Recipes August 24, 2013 at 8:26 AM

These fresh berry cookies look marvelous!
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38 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Angie — thank you, friend :)

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39 cquek August 24, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Awesome recipe

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40 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Cquek — thank you!

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41 Alice August 24, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Now I just need some sumer berries to bake into some summer cookies. Then I’m all set to enjoy, something as beautiful as these deli us looking specimens!
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42 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Alice — haha! summer for you is just around the corner, my friend :)

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43 Rekha K August 24, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Drooling over them since I saw them on instagram … berry and lemon looks like interesting combo. Love the last photograph.

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44 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Rekha — awww, thanks so much :)

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45 Coffee and Crumpets August 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM

I’m a sucker for cute foods too! These are cute, health and delicious. I really like the almond oil and almonds in there, wonderful! I think blueberries are cute in themselves!

Nazneen
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46 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Nazneen — thanks! after all, we feasts with our eyes first :)

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47 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate August 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Mmm these look good!
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48 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Matt — thank you, friend :)

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49 Kumar's Kitchen August 24, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Beautiful lemon cookies..they look so good with those berries dotting the top,almond,blueberries and lemon make an extraordinarily flavorful combo…scrumptious cookies :-)
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50 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Kumar — thank you so much!!

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51 Raymund August 25, 2013 at 4:32 AM

Thats a really nice looking cookies. the blueberry part looks moist, yum!
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52 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Raymund — thank you so much :)

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53 Sammie August 25, 2013 at 5:27 AM

oh gosh! I miss the fresh summer berries in North America so much!! and gee! baking berries into cookies does sound like a really wonderful idea!! :D
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54 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Sammie — thank you! berries are definitely very well missed in different parts of the world. packing it into cookie dough is a whole other dimension :D

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55 Viviane Bauquet Farre August 25, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Kiran! I am totally with you on this… I wish summer would last the whole year! Your recipe is beautiful, as always!
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56 Kiran August 28, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Viviane — thank you and I wish the same too ;)

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57 john@kitchenriffs August 25, 2013 at 7:44 PM

The season for great fresh fruits is far too short, isn’t it? We’ve been stuffing ourselves with fruits and vegetables at every meal, and like you we’ve still missed some. Haven’t missed blueberries though. And I love lemon, and it pairs so well with blueberries, so we definitely need to make these great looking cookies. ;-)
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58 Kiran August 29, 2013 at 10:11 PM

John — I’m still working on plums. Haven’t been so lucky about cherries just yet. Sigh. Summer is escaping too soon!

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59 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker August 26, 2013 at 12:38 AM

I love blueberry and lemon together so I know I’ll love this cookie! This looks sublime Kiran. :) Delicious!
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60 Kiran August 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Anne — thank you so much, friend :)

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61 Gayathri Ramanan August 26, 2013 at 12:52 AM

cookies looks awesome…like the blueberry and lemon combo…love the 3 rd click..
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62 Kiran September 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Gayathri — thank you! i love that we can actually bake cookies with fresh berries :)

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63 Helene D'souza August 26, 2013 at 3:17 AM

I haven’t tried baking fresh berries into cookies yet, but it looks like I should. I feel the same way Kiran, time is passing to fast and there is soo much to be done. =D Great flavor combination btw, lemon and berries together are perfect!
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64 Kiran September 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Helene — i just went with my instinct about adding fresh berries into cookies. it came out so so good. you must try it :)

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65 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella August 26, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Hehe I’m so looking forward to summer here! I can never fit all of the produce into our fridge though! It’s always a battle :P
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66 Kiran September 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Lorraine — and I’m so looking forward to winter :D

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67 Sophie33 August 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM

4 times almond in here,….What a genius idea! ha! Almond oil, isn’t that quite expensive? I must make these beauties though!
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68 Kiran September 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Sophie — that’s a lot of almond goodness ;) almond oils aren’t too expensive here.

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69 Elvira August 26, 2013 at 1:58 PM

These cookies look divine and the blueberries are a boost of flavor. My favorite summer produce are figs, here in Italy almost every house has a tree of figs in the garden. You just gave me an excellent idea to try your cookies with figs! :)
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70 Kiran September 2, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Elvira — thank you so much and I hope you get to bake figs into cookies soon :)

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71 simi August 26, 2013 at 7:03 PM

I agree ” someone please slowdown the time” I loved the way you have styled the cookies, awesome job !
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72 Kiran September 2, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Simi — thank you so so much, friend :)

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73 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies August 26, 2013 at 7:31 PM

I have been lamenting the fact that I haven’t bought cherries all summer! I can’t believe it’s almost fall–I still have a lot of eating to do. :)
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74 Kiran September 2, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Kiersten — me too! le sigh :D

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75 Marly August 26, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Your farmer’s market sounds divine. Love these cookies – can’t wait to give them a try!

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76 Kiran September 2, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Marly — trust me, it only sounds divine. but so sparse and not enough choice. le sigh :D

thank you and i hope you get to try this recipe soon!

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77 Catherine @ French Toast and Wine August 27, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Wow! Great photos. Berries in cookies, yum!

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78 Kiran September 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Catherine — thank you so much!!

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79 Katerina August 27, 2013 at 5:49 AM

These cookies look perfect and with berries they are super delicious Kiran. I love the pics too. I believe you kicked the rut away!
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80 Kiran September 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Katerina — thank you so much, my dear :)

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81 Sanjeeta kk August 27, 2013 at 8:35 AM

What gorgeous clicks….I miss fresh Blueberries in India…Beautiful cookies!
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82 Kiran September 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Sanjeeta — thank you! we don’t get berries in Malaysia too. So i’m totally relishing it here in the States :)

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83 Cass @foodmyfriend August 28, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Such cute foods! I love your overhead shots of these. Those whole blueberries are stunning x
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84 Kiran September 3, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Cass — thank you so much, sweetie :)

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85 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com August 29, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Kiran these cookies are gorgeous! Pinning them too! I love desserts with blueberries.
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86 Kiran September 3, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Julia — thank you so much, my dear :)

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87 easyfoodsmith August 29, 2013 at 3:27 AM

Almond cookies have been on my mind for so long but I thought of making them during winters. However, your blueberry and lemon addition makes them sound so apt for summer! The cookies look awesome and so so addictive.
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88 Kiran September 3, 2013 at 1:17 AM

EFS — you’ve summarized it so perfectly, my dear :)

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89 Shruti@Part Time Chef August 29, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Never tried cookies with berries. Must taste great. Love the photos!
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90 Kiran September 3, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Shruti — thanks! a must try :)

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91 Nami | Just One Cookbook August 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM

How delicious! You put blueberries in almond cookies – that’s a wonderful combination! Wish I have these for my breakfast coffee. :)
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92 Kiran September 3, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Nami — thank you so much, friend. and ditto about having it with coffee :D

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93 Food to Fitness August 30, 2013 at 6:46 AM

These look great. Thanks for the recipe!

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94 Kiran September 3, 2013 at 1:38 AM

FTF — thank you so much.

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