blueberry muffin top cookies

“It’s the best part! It’s crunchy, it’s explosive…it’s where the muffin breaks free of the pan and does its own thing” – Seinfeld

I wish I could jump into my TV and high five Elaine Benes for that hilarious quote because that lady is absolutely right. Muffin tops are SO much more delicious than their stumpy companions, and I really wish Elaine was a real person so I could send her this recipe for muffin top cookies! I don’t whip up sweets too often, but several batches of these cookies have been made and gobbled up by friends and family over the past few months. The taste of fresh blueberries with a hint of lemon is just delicious, and getting all that muffin top goodness without wasting a crumb? Nothing short of genius.

blueberry muffin top cookies

Blueberry Muffin Top Cookies (adapted from Iowa Girl Eats)

2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
⅓ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsps lemon zest
1 cup fresh blueberries

  1. Cream together the softened butter and sugar. Then beat in the egg, along with the milk, vanilla extract, and lemon zest
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients little by little until well combined. Then gently fold in the blueberries
  4. Refrigerate the dough for an hour. Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (about 6 per sheet)
  5. Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool, and sprinkle a little extra sugar on top for good measure.
  6. Dig in!

blueberry muffin top cookies

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13 Responses to blueberry muffin top cookies

  1. Danielle says:

    These are amazing! I made these again today but also made some with sweet bing cherries instead of blueberries. Hopefully they will be just as good.

  2. Darlene says:

    This was a hit..everyone loved it and I had numerous requests for the recipe. The cookie is delicious especially right out of the oven.

  3. Ada says:

    Oooh I miss the days of Elaine and her witty self. Recipe does look DELICIOUS. Oh and you just reminded me … I have to get a cookie (elevated) rack. Adding it to my buy list today.

  4. little t says:

    Oh my God Gloria, this is the smartest idea EVER! I’m trying this recipe and I’ll let you know how I get on… they look soooo good!

  5. Jillian says:

    Top ‘o the muffin to you! Sorry, I had to.

    These look amazing. YUM.

  6. Stephanie says:

    These look scrumptious!!! I agree, muffin tops are the best… especially when they are slightly crunchy around the perimeter. Great photos!

  7. Top of the muffin to ya! These look so good; blueberries and lemon make such a good combo.
    xx, Angelica

  8. These look delicious… YUM!!!

  9. Allie Mackin says:

    Oh my these sound so good! Muffin tops in a good way. Hee hee makes me think of that episode of Seinfeld.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  10. Erin says:

    I’m making audible nom nom nom noises right about now. These look delicious! xo

  11. lena says:

    Oh yum–these sound amazing!

  12. rooth says:

    Noms, and who doesn’t like a big ol’ muffin top anyway?