Lemon Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies

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Whenever you can make a homemade cookies recipe a little healthier, it's always a good idea, and this blueberry lemon thumbprint recipe is just the one to try. These homemade cookies pack a bright citrus punch, in a lemony ginger thumbprint cookie recipe that is baked and then filled with a blueberry lemon ginger for a one of a kind flavor combination. The homemade cookies are filled with Robert Rothschild Farm’s Blueberry Lemon Ginger Dip to help create a one of a kind flavor combination. You can also fill the homemade cookies with your favorite blueberry jam, to benefit from all that blueberry nutrition. For this lovely lemon blueberry thumbprint homemade cookies recipe you'll need butter, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, grated ginger, lemon juice, salt, and flour. For the blueberry filling, you'll need Robert Rothschild Farm Blueberry Lemon Ginger Dip, some cornstarch and water. You'll find the full homemade cookies recipe on the Melanie Makes site.

Whenever you can add in some fruit to a homemade cookies recipe, it's a good idea to do so. Blueberries are considered to be a superfood, and they are full of blueberry nutrition. Blueberries taste great on their own or can be added to cereal, baked and frozen dessert recipes, fruit salads, and homemade cookies to name a few. Some of the blueberry nutrition that this fruit is famous for include the antioxidants and vitamins that are contained in these colorful berries that can help you live longer and look better. Blueberry nutrition includes potassium, zinc, copper, vitamins A, B complex, C, and E, iron and manganese. Anthocyanin, which is what gives these blue colored berries their blue hue, is a powerful antioxidant. Blueberry nutrition also includes dietary fiber. In one cup of blueberries, there are four grams of dietary fiber, which is 15 percent of the recommended daily dose. Dietary fiber, aside from aiding in digestion, may also help to fight cancer and bad cholesterol. Dietary fiber also helps with weight loss, which is another advantage of blueberries, because they help your body to feel fuller longer. When it comes to your weight and blood sugar levels, you don't want to think of blueberries as diet food, but they can aid in weight loss, especially if you are trying to lose abdominal fat. When blueberries are combined with a sensible diet, the blueberries may increase your metabolism and help you to lose weight. Blueberries also have a low glycemic index, which is good news when trying to control your sugar levels and insulin.

Another benefit of blueberry nutrition is that these little berries may help to prolong vision loss and problems that come with age. The antioxidants that are found in blueberries to include carotenoids and flavonoids along with all the vitamins in these blueberries may help to decrease the loss of vision, eye strain along with keeping your retinas healthy. Consuming blueberries may also help to boost your immunity. With all the vitamins and the nutrients that are found in blueberries, you can keep your body healthy in order to help fight off colds and infection. Of all the fruits, blueberries have the highest amount of antioxidants to help fight free radicals that can lead to disease and aging in the body. These helpful antioxidants may also help liver and ovarian cancers. Just like cranberries, blueberries can also keep with urinary tract health by helping to prevent infection and clearing out bacteria.

You will find these homemade cookies on the Melanie Makes site. On the site you will find homemade cookies recipes, baked goods recipes, drink recipes, slow cooker recipes, menu plan recipes, soups and stew recipes, side dish recipes and more. **

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