Blueberry Ice Cream Cookies Recipes

ICE CREAM is the secret ingredient in these irresistible blueberry cookies! Blueberry Ice Cream Cookies are fluffy, delicious and packed with intense blueberry flavor.

Blueberry Ice Cream Cookies

My boys are at camp this week and I'm a bit of a mess about it. The house is so quiet. And lonely. Distraction has been key. After wandering around my house aimlessly for hours yesterday, I decided that I needed to bake. Yes, baking was the answer. A brilliant idea popped into my brain. Ice cream! Cookies made using ice cream! I didn't know how they'd turn out and was very happy to learn that my experiment worked. These Blueberry Ice Cream Cookies are so bold and flavorful and yummy.  

Blueberry Ice Cream Cookies

Part of the reason I thought of adding melted ice cream to cookie batter is because we constantly have half-eaten containers of ice cream hanging out in our freezer. I see them every time I open it up and promise myself that I'll eat it soon. Turns out, vanilla ice cream adds incredible flavor to cookies. I'm going to experiment more with this little trick!

Blueberry Ice Cream Cookies

Using freeze-dried blueberries is a great way to infuse baked goods with intense fruit flavor. You can use a coffee grinder or food processor to turn it into a powder, or just throw them into a ziploc bag and pound with a heavy spoon.

Blueberry Ice Cream Cookies

Enjoy these delicious little morsels of blueberry heaven. I'm off to distract myself with more work! Have a wonderful week!

Blueberry Ice Cream Cookies
Blueberry, ice cream, cookie
Dessert
American
Yield: 44

BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM COOKIES

prep time: 35 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 60 mins

Adding ice cream to the cookie batter makes these blueberry cookies irresistible!

ingredients:

COOKIES
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon (~2 Tbsp)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup melted vanilla ice cream
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
GLAZE
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried blueberries, ground into a powder
  • 6 tablespoons milk
TOPPING
  • 44 fresh blueberries

instructions:

MAKE THE COOKIES
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line three baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps. Add the lemon zest and beat on low speed until just combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter-sugar mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined. Add the melted ice cream and mix until just combined. Fold in the blueberries. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop the dough by 1 1/2 tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Let cool.
MAKE THE GLAZE
  1. Using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the confectioner’s sugar, blueberry powder and milk. Beat on medium speed until moist. Scrape the sides of the bowl if necessary. Beat on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.
ASSEMBLE THE COOKIES
  1. Spread the glaze over the top of each cooled cookie. Top each with 1 blueberry.
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