Monday, June 6, 2011

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cookies



As I've mentioned in the past, my husband is a dental student out here in Philly. Because of this, virtually all of our friends are students as well, all of us away from family, and most of us experiencing the east coast for the first time. It's really nice because we can all sympathize with each other when we get homesick, or when we're feeling exceptionally poor that day. We all rely on each other for babysitting, support, or even just a shoulder to cry on. For four years, they ARE your family and we become very close.



The hard part about having student friends is that every year you have to say goodbye to a fraction of them who are lucky enough to be graduating and moving on. It's always sad, but it's also so exciting for them to reach that next step. About a month ago we had a big bbq for the families leaving. It was a lot of fun and a good chance to give hugs and well wishes. Everyone contributes to the potluck and there is always lots of good food.



These were my contribution, I found these cookies on Maria's blog Two Peas and Their Pod. I love Maria's blog, her food is so beautiful and fresh and there is NO shortage of cookie recipes, this girl can bake! These were bright and delicious, and my favorite part was biting into a juicy blueberry. They're perfect for summer and the recipe can be found here. Thanks Maria!

37 comments:

Erica said...

Thats so cool that y'all put together a big send off party. And I must agree- Maria's blog totally rocks!

Pam said...

Mmmmm. I love the combination of flavors - they look wonderful.

Melody said...

These look delicious! So, are you leaving Philly or do you have more time here?

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

lovely cookies and my sis in law is also a dental student lovely you are all so close

Reeni said...

I bet everyone loved them! So soft and scrumptious! Love the blueberries.

Elizabeth and Jared said...

I think the icing drizzled over the top combined with the beautiful blueberries would make this such a divine cookie!

Aarthi said...

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Debbie said...

Sounds like a great way to have fun and enjoy food! The cookies look delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

Yum!

Natalie said...

my husband would LOVE these---and I've never made a bad cookie from Maria's blog (just made some last night in fact :))

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Love the blueberry/lemon combo in just about anything.

Hope you are doing well Teresa!!

The Daily Smash said...

Oh man these look amazing... I must make these soon :)

Sunshine said...

Mmmmmm... they look delish!

Kim said...

I didn't know that your husband was studying to be a dentist. I think it's so great to be surrounded by so many friends, but I know it would be hard to see them leave.

I love how soft and tender these blueberry cookies look. A very welcome change to all the chocolate I've been indulging in :)

girlichef said...

These sound fantastic, I love the blueberry lemon combo.

Joanne said...

I had no idea your husband was a dental student! Good luck to him! I'm sure he's going through similar turmoil as I am.

These lemon blueberry cookies look fabulous! Love that flavor combo.

Barbara said...

The Air Force was a bit like this...we moved or our friends moved. Glad we didn't have to do it when I had kids.
Love anything with fresh blueberries, Teresa. Great idea to put them in a lovely cookie!

Taste and Tell said...

I need to make these - I totally love lemon. Combine it with blueberries? I'm sold!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Leslie said...

Ohh yes..these do look like the perfect summer cookies!!!!
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Burp and Slurp~! said...

You served them a cookie that packs a punch of memories, all right! Sweet and tangy, wonderfully refreshing and comforting. I think that is a delicious and appropriate way to convey your love!

Yummies4Dummies said...

The cookies look great!!!

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Aarthi said...

This looks yummy....you have a lovely blog...I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that
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Lisa said...

Those cookies look delightfully delicious. I love it when there's fruit in a treat. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-21.html

Cheryl said...

Great looking cookies, I love her blog as well!

Chiara said...

These are so good! I made them a couple of days ago and they were so yummy. Thank you!

Mandy said...

Delightful and yummy!
My mouth is salivating....

Jilly said...

It is such a very yummy and delicious food. Cream is my favourite and like to add in every foods. Very testy.
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Cathy said...

I have just enough blueberries in the freezer to make a batch of these cookies. Love the addition of lemon.

MaryMoh said...

Awww...it's so lovely to read your post...of how close you all are as a small community, away from home, supporting and encouraging one another. IO can imaging all the sad goodbyes. We've just sent off a family from here last week and it is sad. But that's life, isn't it?

Love your blueberry cookies. I love blueberry bakes. A friend just gave me a blueberry cake yesterday....just SO good....mmm. I know I will love your cookies too. Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you have a great day! :D MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Donna-FFW said...

GREAT flavor combination and the cookies look so damn pretty!!

Libby said...

These cookies look delish! I love how the blueberries just make them pop! I can relate to this whole post cause the fam and I are Military and are stationed 17 hours away from my parents. You are right, your friends really do become your family ;)

Megan said...

I love Maria and her blog too. She was my roommate at Blogher one year. A real sweet heart. These cookies look like a real sweet treat. A must try!

Katy ~ said...

Yummm...your cookies look sensational. I love blueberries!!

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saffron said...

Lemon, Blue Berry and Buttermilk combination!!! I never heard of it. Sounds intresting and delicious. Need to try it out. Thanks for sharing :)

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