Lemon Yogurt Cookies with Blueberry Frosting

Lemon Yogurt Cookies with Blueberry Frosting

It’s almost Easter. Where the heck did it come from and how is it almost April?!! Craziness I tell you. Usually my husband and I would go to my mom’s house in Florida, go to church, and make lots of homemade pasta. Now that we are in Arizona, it will just be the two of us. But homemade pasta will still be made. It just must.

Lemon Yogurt Cookies with Blueberry Frosting

Last week I received a ginormous package from the awesome folks at Chobani. When it comes to Greek yogurt, I always reach for Chobani. It’s my absolute favorite. They have such a wide variety of flavors! Greek yogurt is becoming a staple in my kitchen for cooking and baking. I use it for dips, chicken salad, and biscuits, you name it!

Lemon Yogurt Cookies with Blueberry Frosting

This time, I wanted to make cookies so I came up with lemon yogurt cookies with blueberry yogurt frosting! To be honest, my original plan was for these to be whoopie pies. But then after I mixed up the frosting, it was a little runny and pushing two of the cookie parts together just made a mess. I think this is due to the lower fat content, but it is still so tasty! Anyway, I decided that these might just be better as a cookie. The cookies have more of a cake-like texture, but I really like that about these. And seriously, how cute would these be for Easter?

Lemon Yogurt Cookies with Blueberry Frosting

Ingredients:

For the cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or do half wheat, half all-purpose)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup. plain or lemon Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • lemon extract (optional; and can add to taste)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat buttermilk*

For the blueberry frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Chobani blueberry Greek yogurt
  • 3 ounces Neufchâtel cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet or line with a baking mat.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.
  3. In a larger mixing bowl, beat together the Greek yogurt, butter, and the sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg, lemon juice and zest (and extract if using).
  4. Adding a little bit at at time, pour in the flour mixture and mix into the wet ingredients until well-combined. Stir in the buttermilk.
  5. Scoop about 2 tbs. of the batter at a time onto the baking sheet. Bake for about 10-13 minutes until the sides are lightly golden. Let cool completely before frosting.

For the blueberry frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the blueberry yogurt and the Neufchâtel cheese. Sift the powdered sugar and mix in with the yogurt and Neufchâtel until well-combined. Spread some of the frosting on top of each cookie and serve.

If you can’t find non-fat buttermilk in your store, you can make your own! Pour skim milk into a cup and stir in about 1/2 tsp. of white distilled vinegar or lemon juice and let stand for about 5 minutes.

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Lemon Yogurt Cookies with Blueberry Frosting

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Disclaimer: I received a package of yogurt from Chobani to use. As always, all opinions are my own.

   

21 comments

  1. Perfect how these things work out sometimes ~ Lovin’ your pastel cookies for spring :-)

  2. They’re SO cute and festive! I love the flavor combination!

  3. Your cookies look amazing! I love blueberry and lemon togther. I also love that you made frostign with yogurt! Fabolous idea!

  4. Delicious! I made something like this, but they were lime cookies. Your look so great!

  5. I love the lemon blueberry flavor combo – these sound great. And I totally want those pastel colored sprinkles : )

  6. I love the use of Chobani in these!

  7. These look incredible, Stephanie! They’ve certainly won a spot on our Easter dessert table, that’s for darn sure. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Amy, @Chobani

  8. I love the lemon blueberry combo in these cookies, and especially the yogurt. Can’t wait to try these, when I can find blueberries grown in the USA!

  9. What a cool idea to use yogurt in cookie baking… never thought of that! These are adorable and perfect for Easter!

  10. These are too delicious for words!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  11. How cute are these cookies!! Perfect for Easter. :)

  12. Love the blueberry icing! Great idea!

  13. Such pretty cookies!
    I am sure they tasted so delicious :)

  14. lemon chobani is my favorite flavor! :) And I love the combination of lemon and blueberry. Gorgeous cookies.

  15. Lemon and yogurt in cookies! Those combination sounds healthy and I love the citrus sweet combo. These cookies are just so darn cute!!! Pinned!

  16. Lemon and blueberries were meant for each other. These cookies look amazing. I’ll take a dozen…make that two!

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  18. BLUEBERRY FROSTING?! Made with yogurt + cream cheese?! This is AWESOME. I love blueberry bagels and always want a little more blueberry kick .. I am so making this frosting for my bagels in the AM! And these cookies.. lemon + blueberry are truly meant to be!

  19. These are so cute and perfect for Easter/spring. Love that the frosting is flavored with blueberry yogurt

  20. These are so cute, and I love that they use yogurt! I bet it gives a great flavor and softness. Can’t wait to try them! Pinned :)

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