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Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

If you love the light, bright flavor of lemon, but you’re also a fan of berries, this delicious Crumbl Copycat recipe is perfect for you! 

Lemon Berry. . .the Perfect Combination! 

It would take me hours to share my passion about the mergence of lemon-berry flavors. I’ve been working on this blog for two years this month, and over those 24 months I’ve worked hard on recipe after recipe for lemon-berry desserts. 

Like my Lemon coconut Loaf. Or my Strawberry Lemonade Cake. Or my Lemon Blueberry Bars.

I have a passion for all things citrus and berry. And I’m particularly fond of blackberries, as you might have noticed from recipes like my Classic Homemade Cheesecake with Blackberry Topping. Or my Blackberry Pie. Or my Yummy Blackberry Cobbler:

You get the point. I’ve got a lot of great recipes that use the mergence of these two flavors and all of them are terrific.

This one, though? It’s near the top of the list, the perfect lemon-berry cookie!

Are Frosted Cookies Better than Plain Cookies?

I love all cookies but there’s a soft spot in my heart for a frosting cookie. And I’ll be honest: This particular icing (which includes both cream cheese and berries) is simply over-the-top. It makes the lemon in those delicious cookies even better, if such a thing is possible.

What the frosted cookie has to its advantage is the added depth of flavor. You’re adding a whole new flavor profile we you top a cookie with buttercream. It adds sweetness and creamy richness, but this one adds two other things, besides: the tartness of cream cheese and the flavor of the blackberry preserves.

Delicious! This is a lemon cookie with a tangy cream cheese frosting with rich blackberries on top. (Can you ask for anything more than all of that? I think not!)

I know you’re going to love this recipe, so let’s get right to it!

FOR THE COOKIES

Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are simple ingredients you might already have on hand in your pantry or refrigerator. 

  • room temperature butter
  • granulated sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • lemon zest
  • room temperature egg
  • the zest and juice of a lemon
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt (if you don’t use salted butter)
  • baking powder
  • poppy seeds

FOR THE TOPPING

  • cream cheese softened
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • pure vanilla extract
  • blackberry jam (or preserves)

How to Make Lemon Blackberry Cookies

These delicious cookies come together so easily. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Place a piece of parchment paper on cookie sheet. 

Place butter, sugar, and poppy seeds In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.  Mix on low speed until light and creamy. 

Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

Add lemon zest and juice, as well as the egg. Mix well. 

Slowly work in the dry ingredients (flour, salt, and baking powder). 

Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

Scoop balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet. 

Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

Gently press down with your palm. 

Place in preheated oven and bake for 11 minutes or until golden brown. 

Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

Set cookie sheet on wire rack to cool. 

Make your topping

Cream together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. 

Slowly work in powdered sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla. 

Now add a quarter cup of blackberry jam and place frosting in a piping bag. 

Bring it all Together

Cut the tip and pipe on the frosting in a swirl, starting in the center. 

Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

Place a teaspoon of jam on top of the frosting. 

Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

If you have fresh berries on hand, place one on top of each cookie. I only had a few but enjoyed the look they gave the cookies. 

Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

Serve and enjoy!

Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to five days. These cookies can be frozen up to two months. Allow to thaw naturally. 

What to Expect from these Cookies

Crumbl Copycat Lemon Blackberry Cookies 

I have always loved lemon poppyseed, so I knew I would enjoy these cookies. And like I said before, there’s just something extra-special about the combination of lemon and blackberry. Delicious! 

The texture of these cookies is divine. They’re light and tea-cake like. And that cream cheese frosting? Well, it’s got the tartness of the cream cheese all mixed up with more tartness from the lemon. And the sweet flavor of the berries? It sends this over the top. 

Variations on this Recipe

I love these cookies just as they are, but I’m also adventurous, which means I like to dream up new ways to enjoy existing favorites. Here are some ideas I came up with:

Blueberry: Out of blackberries? No worries! You can easily substitute blueberry jam and fresh blueberries. 

Raspberries: If you like the tartness of raspberries, you’ll love this combination! 

Skip the poppyseeds: If you’re not a fan of poppyseeds, no problem! Just leave them out. 

Coconut: I think these cookies would be delicious with a cup of coconut added! 

Other Lemon Cookies (and Bars) from Out of the Box Baking

If you love this combination you’re sure to enjoy the following lemony favorites!

That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe. 

If you make this recipe and love it, don’t forget to leave a review and a comment below. And while you’re at it, go ahead and pin some photos to your Pinterest boards!

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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Crumbl Copycake Lemon Blackberry Cookies

Crumbl Copycake Lemon Blackberry Cookies

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 41 minutes

If you love the light, bright flavor of lemon, but you’re also a fan of berries, this delicious Crumbl Copycat recipe is perfect for you!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE COOKIES
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter (salted or unsalted, your choice)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large room temperature egg
  • The zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • FOR THE TOPPING
  • 3 oz room temperature cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted, your choice)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • The zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup blackberry preserves or jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place a piece of parchment paper on cookie sheet.
  3. Place butter, sugar, and poppy seeds In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low speed until light and creamy.
  4. Add lemon zest and juice, as well as the egg. Mix well.
  5. Slowly work in the dry ingredients (flour, salt, and baking powder).
    Scoop balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet.
  6. Gently press down with your palm.
  7. Place in preheated oven and bake for 11 minutes or until golden brown.
    Set cookie sheet on wire rack to cool.
  8. Make your topping: Cream together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
  9. Slowly work in powdered sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla.
  10. Now add a quarter cup of blackberry jam.
  11. Place frosting in a piping bag.

    Bring it all Together: Cut the tip and pipe on the frosting in a swirl, starting in the center.
  12. Place a teaspoon of jam on top of the frosting.
  13. If you have fresh berries on hand, place one on top of each cookie. I only had a few but enjoyed the look they gave the cookies.
  14. Serve and enjoy!
  15. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to five days. These cookies can be frozen up to two months. Allow to thaw naturally.

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