Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Cream

Tender buttery shortbread cookies packed with a juicy pop of fresh blueberry flavor, then topped with decedent lemon frosting. These little treats are a zippy addition to any weekend gathering, brunch or party!

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There are very few things in life that make me as happy as shortbread cookies.

Honestly, as much as I love cookies, I would forsake all other varieties for shortbread.

Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Frosting | #cookies #shortbread #blueberries #babyshower

It’s the crisp buttery texture and tender crumb. Mmmm… I get the shakes just thinking about them!

I made this variation for my sweet friend Aggie of

Baking with Lavender

Aggie is one of my absolute favorite people in the blogging community. She is a wonderful friend, an amazing blogger, and she happens to be PREGNANT!

Today I’m participating in a Virtual Baby Shower to celebrate Aggie’s new addition. I thought these sweet fresh blueberry shortbread cookies with creamy lemon frosting would be just the thing to serve at a baby shower.

Baking - Fresh Blueberry Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting | #cookies #shortbread #blueberries #babyshower

I started with my classic shortbread recipe, then added a touch of crushed lavender buds to the dough, to provide a unique floral essence to the cookies.

Of course the lavender is optional, but I think lavender is a wonderful flavor that complements both blueberries and lemons. It balances the tartness and gives these cookies extra fresh-out-of-the-garden appeal.

How to Make Fresh Blueberry Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting | #cookies #shortbread #blueberries #babyshower

I pressed 3 firm blueberries in the top of each cookie before baking. The blueberries settle into the dough as it bakes and provide a little tangy pop in the center.

Once the shortbread cookies were cool, I whipped up a quick lemon frosting using cream cheese and lemon curd. The lemon curd adds a zippy-sweet note to the top of each cookie.

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Fresh Blueberry Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting are not only cute for a baby shower, they are utterly addictive.

Plan to have these disappear just as fast as you can set them out!

Blueberry Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting | #cookies #shortbread #blueberries #babyshower

Here is the complete menu for Aggie’s baby shower. Big thanks to Sandy, Julie, and Liz for organizing it!


Aggie’s Virtual Baby Shower Menu

Sundried Tomato Hummus from Robyn of Add a Pinch
Melon & Prosicutto Balls from Paula of bell’alimento
Bruschetta from Sheila of Eat2gather
Jalapeno Poppers from Ali of Gimme Some Oven
Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites from Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club
Watermelon Feta Bites with Basil Olive Oil from Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer
Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini from Cheryl of TidyMom

Toasted Coconut Milkshakes from Bev of Bev Cooks
Lemon Cream Soda from Angie of Eclectic Recipes
Peach Sorbet Bellini and Spritzers from Shaina of Food for My Family
Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer from Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks
Virgin Peach & Raspberry Bellinis from Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen
Italian Basil Sparkling Lemonade from Marly of Namely Marly
Italian Sodas from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen
Cafe Mocha Punch / or Iced Cafe Mocha from Amy of She Wears Many Hats

Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar {with Creamy Caesar Dressing} from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles
Caprese Salad with Mozzarella Crisps from Christine of Cook the Story
Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes from Suzanne of Kokocooks
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad from Liz of The Lemon Bowl
Herbed Israeli Couscous Salad with Tomato and Mozzarella from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad from Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod
Lentil and Chickpea Layered Salad from Lisa of With Style & Grace

Chicken Cacciatore from Meagan of A Zesty Bite
Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry from Cassie of Bake Your Day
Potato-Crusted Vegetarian Quiche with Zucchini, Tomatoes & Feta from Dara of Cookin’ Canuck
“Straw & Hay” Tagliatelle in Cream Sauce from Flavia of Flavia’s Flavors
Grilled Italian Chicken with Veggie & Bow Tie Pasta from Katie of Katie’s Cucina
Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies & Turkey Sausage from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini from Kathy of Panini Happy

Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Cream Frosting from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Crostata di Mango from Lora of Cake Duchess
Italian Ice from Kristen of Dine & Dish
Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta from Jenny of Picky Palate
Italian Cream Cake from Deborah of Taste and Tell
Panna cotta from Leslie of The hungry housewife
Fortune Cookies from Shari of Tickled Red
Baby Vanilla Bean Scones a la Starbucks from Tara of Unsophisticook

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  10. Julie Wunder @ RunninginaSkirtposted August 26, 2013 at 5:31 am

    These cookies look amazing Sommer!!! YUM! Great to see you Friday- lets run soon.
    Congratulations Angie!


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  12. marlaposted August 26, 2013 at 6:18 am

    WOW! Such a huge/fun baby shower, love this shortbread!


  13. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted August 26, 2013 at 6:32 am

    These shortbread cookies are absolutely adorable! Love all the features in this party! Congrats to Aggie!


  14. Jeanetteposted August 26, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Congrats to Aggie – how exciting and what a fun way to celebrate!


  15. Tieghanposted August 26, 2013 at 6:38 am

    These are so fun and perfect for a baby shower!


  16. Christine (Cook the Story)posted August 26, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I adore the lavender in these. And just how pretty they are. Perfectly adorable for a baby shower.


  17. Cookbook Queenposted August 26, 2013 at 6:58 am

    These are SO perfect for a baby shower!! All the pretty blue for a boy. love!!


  18. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted August 26, 2013 at 7:16 am

    What amazing summery shortbread!


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  20. Julie @ Table for Twoposted August 26, 2013 at 7:33 am

    these are gorgeous and so perfect for a baby shower!


  21. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted August 26, 2013 at 7:35 am

    So super cute, and those flavors are so lovely! Perfect for sweet, sweet Aggie!


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  23. naomiposted August 26, 2013 at 7:39 am

    So fun! I love that dollop of frosting on top.


  24. Jenny Flakeposted August 26, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Sooooo cute Sommer! Love your cookies :)


  25. Kristenposted August 26, 2013 at 7:57 am

    These are just the prettiest cookies! LOVE!


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  28. Marian (Sweetopia)posted August 26, 2013 at 8:51 am

    These are so cute – love them!


  29. Marlyposted August 26, 2013 at 9:01 am

    These are adorable! I’m sure they’d be the most popular item on the baby shower buffet table! It’s so fun to be a part of this event with you!


  30. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookiesposted August 26, 2013 at 9:15 am

    That sounds delicious! What a sweet and classy dessert. Of course, shortbread is always in good taste!


  31. katieposted August 26, 2013 at 9:29 am

    What an awesome idea! I love the idea of the blueberries pushed into the shortbread cookies! Perfect for a baby shower.


  32. Tasha @thatssoyummyposted August 26, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Those cookies look adorable, I think I could eat 10 at one sitting!


  33. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted August 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Lemons and Blueberry and Lemon and Lavender are two of my all time favorite flavor combos – and combining all THREE?! You’re officially done me in!!


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  35. JulieDposted August 26, 2013 at 10:30 am

    These cookies are so cute, Sommer! I love them! Thanks for joining in on the shower!


  36. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pigposted August 26, 2013 at 10:51 am

    These are seriously darling!!


  37. Paula - bell'alimentoposted August 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Perfectly precious!


  38. Rachel Cooksposted August 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    These are so cute! I love them!


  39. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted August 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Mmm these sound incredible! Love this!


  40. Mariaposted August 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I am in love with these cookies! Perfect for a shower too!


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  42. Coletteposted August 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    These are the cutest li’l things.
    Bet they taste amazing. Congrats, Aggie!


  43. Aimeeposted August 26, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Wow, that is some amazing shower!! All the best to Angie. xox


  44. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted August 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    These are perfect bites of deliciousness to celebrate beautiful Aggie! Yay :)


  45. Roxana | Roxana's Home Bakingposted August 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I absolutely adore shortbread and what a brilliant idea to press the blueberries in the cookie dough for an extra touch of goodness.
    So adorable, just perfect for Aggie’s baby shower!


  46. Suzanneposted August 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Honestly, I never thought to top shortbread cookies with something as delicious looking as this lemon frosting (and berries). What a genius idea!


  47. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted August 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Oh how I love a good shortbread cookie, buttery and tender there’s nothing better!


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  49. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite booksposted August 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    These look so good! Sounds like a lovely shower!


  50. Kathy - Panini Happyposted August 26, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    If this were an in-person baby shower, I would beeline over to these!!


  51. Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the Kingposted August 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Pretty sure I’ll never get enough lemon blueberry-ness. These are gorgeous!


  52. Ash-foodfashionpartyposted August 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    These are some gorgeous cookies.


  53. Deniseposted August 27, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I always think of shortbread as a wintery cookie but these look so light and summery :) They look delicious!


  54. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted August 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I. WANT. THESE. Soon!!! That lemon cream has my name on it!!!


  55. Heather Christoposted August 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Sommer- these are so, so pretty!! great photography too :)


  56. Aggieposted August 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Lemon and blueberry are perfect together! Love these and love you my friend! Thank you so much for making them for me :) (now can you send me some?)


    • Sommer — August 27th, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

      Will do, girl!


  57. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted August 28, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I love shortbread, that lemon frosting is perfection!


  58. ashley - Baker by Natureposted August 28, 2013 at 11:25 am

    These cookies are so gorgeous and happy looking! Perfect for a party! Or just for my mouth…


  59. Angieposted August 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    These are super cute!


  60. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted August 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Blueberry and lemon is one of my favorite combinations! These look incredible!


  61. Summerposted August 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I had a big container of blueberries and was wanting to make blueberry cookies the other day. I’ll have to buy some more and try these out. I made a strawberry tart and added crushed lavender in the tart crust and a pinch in the cream. The floral and fruit flavor was divine!


  62. Jodee Weilandposted August 29, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    This recipe looks great, but what i really love is you added a cream cheese icing…fantastic!


  63. Leslieposted August 30, 2013 at 7:43 am

    THESE>COOKIES! Perfect. And beautiful photos, as always!


  64. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted August 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Shortbread cookies are my favorite and I love that you added lemon frosting!! So perfect for Aggie’s Shower!

    PS I really love those dishes!!


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  66. RavieNomNomsposted September 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    This looks SO good! I love blueberries!


  67. Nutmeg Nannyposted September 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    These are so delightful :) I love shortbread cookies, especially this recipe!


  68. Shainaposted September 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    These are just the cutest little cookies. What a wonderful way to celebrate with Aggie!


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  72. ErinAnnposted June 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    These are really fantastic cookies. I was doubtful about baking the blueberries on top, but each cookie was like a tiny blueberry pie once they were frosted.

    I didn’t want the heaviness of cream cheese frosting, and I can’t eat eggs (sadly, as lemon curd is glorious), I made a frosting out of whipped cream (1 C cream) stabilized with 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, gently stir in 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and then 1 Cup of sour cream. It comes out like a meringue. Absolutely fabulous.


    • Beth — August 16th, 2014 @ 7:20 pm

      Help! I am making these and the dough is still so wet that I can’t roll them. I will just add more flour but did anyone else have this problem? I am seeing mostly comments about people wanting to try them but have not yet…


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  75. Bethposted February 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Can you make these the day before and leave out or do they need to be refrigeraterated.?thanks!


    • Sommer — February 23rd, 2016 @ 7:37 pm

      Hi Beth! You can make them a day ahead. I would leave them out on the counter, but not more than 2 days.


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