Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars

The Best Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars | ASpicyPerspective.comSweet Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars with a citrus shortbread crumb topping. A marvelous way to enjoy summer blueberries!

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This time of year, when berries are fresh and bountiful, I am constantly looking for ways to turn them into lavish treats.

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Classic blueberry pie is one of my all-time favorite summer desserts. However for picnics and parties, sometimes you need a treat that’s a little more user-friendly.

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Like a hand-held version of blueberry pie… Yet with a decadent cookie crust, and gooey blueberry center.

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Today’s fresh Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars are just the treat to usher us into berry season.

I made a simple buttery shortbread cookie crust with lime and orange zest to punch up the flavor.

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Then I made a sweet blueberry filling with fresh blueberries, sweetened condensed milk, and cornstarch. The filling has a thick texture that sets up nicely when the Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars cool.

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To assemble, simply press a little over half the dough into the bottom of a baking dish. Pour the blueberry filling over the top and drop little pinches of the remaining dough over the surface.

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Then bake the Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars until the top is golden.

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It’s important to let the Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars cool and set after baking… You don’t want all the filling to run out when you cut them.

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I guarantee you, these sticky Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars made with fresh summer berries will be the highlight of your week.

Why not whip up a batch to take to work, or to your next neighborhood potluck. They’d be a fantastic addition to the dessert table on 4th of July this year!

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17 comments on “Gooey Blueberry Cookie Bars

  1. Emily @ Life on Foodposted June 20, 2016 at 5:44 am Reply

    Blueberries are my favorite berries…I think. These bars looks delicious and so easy to make. Pinning!

  2. lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted June 20, 2016 at 9:29 am Reply

    These look amazing! Definitely adding to the fourth of july spread! 

  3. Marla Meridithposted June 20, 2016 at 9:34 am Reply

    Totally making these for July 4th!!!

  4. cookbook queenposted June 20, 2016 at 9:49 am Reply

    Dying over that gorgeous gooey middle and that crumb topping. These are perfect!!

  5. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted June 20, 2016 at 10:11 am Reply

    Those bars look so good! Love the gooey blueberry layer!

  6. Karaposted June 20, 2016 at 10:16 am Reply

    When blueberries are not in season, can you use pie filling?

  7. Mariaposted June 20, 2016 at 10:36 am Reply

    Love these little hand held beauties!

  8. Naomiposted June 20, 2016 at 11:30 am Reply

    This – my kind of bar!!!

  9. Gaby Dalkinposted June 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm Reply

    Perfect summer treat! Now I know what I’m doing with those blueberries in my fridge.

  10. Heather Christoposted June 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm Reply

    wow!! yummy! the color is gorgeous!

  11. Kateposted June 22, 2016 at 8:12 am Reply

    Whoa, those look insanely delicious!! I love a pie you can hold in your hand. :)

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  13. Kathyposted July 29, 2016 at 7:53 pm Reply

    Hi Sommer, for this awesome recipe! I made these last week to take to a picnic. They were a big hit with my husband, me, and the other peeps. Thanks so much for your blog!

    Rating: 5
    • Sommerposted August 9, 2016 at 9:22 am Reply

      Hi Kathy! I’m so glad you liked them. :)

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  16. marybethposted July 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm Reply

    Easy and delicious Has anyone frozen the cooked bars?

    Rating: 5