The weekends are kind of dicey in my house.
You see, Mannie, my Border Collie, loves to bark. Barking is his favorite activity, his favorite pasttime, his favorite now-time, and everything in between. Barking is liiiiiiife to him.
One bark, though, and my family jumps into a tizzy. They get mad that he’s barking and all hell breaks loose and there’s this huge issue between the Non-Carers and the Barking Barkers. The Non-Carers (my mom, myself, and sometimes my brother) are very whatever about this subject. Dogs bark, and we get Mannie to stop when it’s out of control. But the Barking Barkers (my sister, my dad) are the ones who bark back at Mannie when he’s barking by yelling at him.
I want so badly to tell them that yelling at the dog only makes the dog want to bark more, but logic need not apply here.
Most days, this is fine. I’m the only one home and I don’t mind the barking when it happens. But on the weekends, my anxiety goes through the roof and into outer space because Mannie and Winston, our family dog, want to do allllll the barking on weekend mornings when everyone’s sleeping.
And if you’ve never seen someone stumble out of bed having been awoken by a barking dog, it isn’t a pretty sight.
So most weekend mornings I spend corralling ornery dogs and trying to shush them with a louder-volume TV show or random distractions. At times, I’ve even dive-bombed Mannie to try to keep him quiet and still, since he loves moving while he barks. There I’ll be, splayed out on the floor lying gently on top of my beast of a dog on a Saturday morning. It’s a pretty sight I’m sure.
One of these days, Mannie will stop barking – I hope. In the meantime, I make my family ample treats since they put up with his incessant talking. One of the recent treats I made were these Blueberry Streusel Cookies. They’re jam-packed with flavor and taste just like blueberry muffins because, well, it’s made with blueberry muffin mix. I knooooow – muffin mix in cookies? But it totally works.
This recipe comes before you as an archived recipe I desperately needed to reshoot. I’m so glad I did because damn. These cookies are worth dive-bombing.
Muffin Mix Blueberry Streusel Cookies
- 1 box blueberry muffin mix I used Krusteaz
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats not instant
- 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 Tbsp milk
- FOR LEMON BUTTER GLAZE:
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 tsp lemon peel
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1-2 Tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the muffin mix - just the dry mix, oats, oil, brown sugar, egg and milk and stir together until a soft dough just barely comes together. Drain and rinse the canned blueberries; gently fold into the dough to combine.
- Portion rounded, heaping Tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for approx. 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time to ensure even cooking. Cool on the sheets completely.
- Meanwhile, make your glaze. Combine all the glaze ingredients except for the milk together in a bowl, only using milk if needed, until smooth and pourable. Glaze the tops of the cookies and let set, about 10 minutes. Then serve!
Hearty, soft, fruity and delicious, you’ll love these pillowy cookies! I love that they taste just like a really wholesome blueberry muffin but with that delectable streusel-y crumble throughout, thanks to the oats and brown sugar. It really sweetens these cookies and adds great texture and flavor.
Have a sweet day!
I want to try these blueberry muffin cookies but I’m not sure if I can find the Krusteaz box. And what size box do I need to buy? I know I can find the bagged blueberry muffin mix from Betty Crocker I think but how many bags do I need? I guess it would be easier to find out how many cups of blueberry mix do I need and go from there.
Hi Karen! The Krusteaz Blueberry Muffin box is 17.1 ounces, so you’d need something comparable to that. Unfortunately I don’t have how many cups that equates to in regards to the blueberry muffin mix pouches from Betty Crocker. However, any boxed blueberry muffin mix will do, so that doesn’t need to be Krusteaz if that helps!
Thanks! I did find the Krusteaz Blueberry Muffin box at Kroger-so I am good to go! Thanks for getting back to me. Will post how they turned out!
Jane S says
I just made this recipe this morning for a Zoom bridal shower for my niece. Family shower. Each family was given a box of Betty Crocker blueberry muffins and some packets of green tea to enjoy during the shower. The 16.9 oz box of Betty Crocker Blueberry Muffin Mix worked great. This recipe is being added to the recipe book! Thank you!
Yum yum YUM!! I love muffins. I love cookies. Clearly, this was meant to be. Also, loved seeing the archived version and then this new and improved version. So fun to see how far you’ve come since the archived version! =)
Thanks so much SaraLily!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
I can totally eat these for breakfast because they’re made with muffin mix, right?
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
I adore blueberry streusel muffins but in cookie form? Love it! They look incredible!
Thanks so much Kelly! I love blueberry streusel muffins too. So good, just like these cookies!
I don’t see canned blueberries in the ingredients list. How much?
Kelly – in the muffin mix box, there should be a can of blueberries. You’ll just fold those in 🙂
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
These are pretty much insane!!!
Thanks Julianne! I think so, too 🙂
What if we cant find that particular brand of muffin mix with the blueberries? any alternatives or do most blueberry muffin mix come with canned blueberries?
Carmen – yes, most boxed blueberry mixes come with a can of blueberries inside. Just look for a box size that’s roughly near 17 ounces; that’s the standard size for the Krusteaz mix I used 🙂
Jessica Godboldt says
I’ve made these muffin cookies two times now and they are absolutely incredible! The first time I made them I took them to work as a treat and everyone said it was the best thing they’ve ever eaten! Thank you for the inspiration! Keep the recipes coming!
Jessica – you don’t know how happy that makes me! I’m so glad you loved these cookies as much as I do. Enjoy! xoxo.
I made these with two of the Betty Crocker pouch muffin mixes. They were each 6.5 oz. so it wasn’t as many ounces, but I’m sure the can of blueberries added to the weight of the other brand. Other than that I also added a handful of fresh blueberries I had in there. Everything else I did exactly as written. They turned out amazing. Thanks for the recipe! I’m not sure I can ever just make those cheap pouches into muffing again when they are so easy and tasty this way.
Jen, I am SO glad these turned out for you! They are one of my favorite cookies for sure. Enjoy! xoxo.
How confusing for poor Mannie. He’s a Border Collie! Barking is in his DNA! It’s his job! He needs something to do. Call a trainer or the Humane Society for pointers. You will all be much happier. (Give him a pet from me!)
Karen – he just got a hug from you! 🙂 It’s a hard balance of the barking because it teeters on the side of excessive most of the time, but we’re starting to exercise him more to get that energy out and help him feel like he has a job! Thanks for your advice!
Making the cookies now! Smells insane! Can’t wait to try them. By the way I had a dog named Mannie. Lived him. Passed away about 3years ago. I do have a crazy border collie tho?
Cheryle – Mannie is such a great dog name. Sorry about your Mannie, but yay for having Border Collies! 🙂
Made these 2 months ago and were a huge hit! Even my brother who rarely eats sweets raved about them! So delish that I am making them again for a baby shower this weekend. So easy and tastes amazing…thanks for the recipe!!!!!
Hi Megan! I’m so glad you and your brother enjoyed these cookies so much; they’re one of my family’s favorites!
What size can of blueberries do you use?
Pamela, the can is the size of a tuna can and it comes in the box of blueberry muffin mix. Hope that helps!
Jen Kangas says
I make this all of the time! I double the recipe and use a 8 X 11 pan to make this as a bar and it always comes out nice and moist! Delicious!
Jen, love the idea of making them into bars!
Can you make the night before? Would it be ok to put glaze on then or would you wait until before serving?
Hi Renae! You can absolutely make this the night before, glazed and all! Just cover them and keep them airtight 🙂
Just made these. Very good, but the glaze recipe makes way too much. I think I could have almost cut it in half and been happy with the amount. Now I gotta figure out something to put the rest of this glaze on 😉
Aimee – so glad you enjoyed them! As for the glaze, another batch of cookies is always an option! 🙂
These look so crazy good!
Thanks so much, Matt! I love these cookies so much!
I’m thinking the cranberry-orange krusties muffins would make great cookies too
Hi Greta! I’ve made those and posted the recipe as well (same as this one, but with the cranberry orange mix and I added white chocolate chips). It’s VERY good!
Carol Ryan says
Oh my goodness! These are the best cookies EVER! They are now my “go to” cookie recipe when I want to impress someone. We have a large fruit farm in our area famous for their blueberry donuts and everyone says these taste just the same-only in cookie form. They’re so easy to make! The first time I couldn’t find the Krusteaz so I used another brand-name mix; the cookies were fabulous but now that I’ve found the Krusteaz I buy several packages at a time because they take the cookies to a higher level. I bake mine for exactly 8 minutes. I use 1 TBS Real Lemon when I don’t have the lemon zest. I love that they are so quick and easy but taste DEVINE! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
Carol, I am SO glad you enjoy these cookies as much as I do! They are seriously one of my faves!
Mary Dean says
Can you make the cookies ahead and freeze them?
Jen G says
Yes, these freeze well!
So I made the cookies and the glaze and it was delicious then when all the dishes were done and everything put away I realized I never put the butter in the glaze but it was still really good. What would have been different with the butter?
Village Bakery says
Hayley, I love you. I made these last night and they were AMAZING
Joe, I am SO glad you loved them! They’re one of my fave cookies!
Has anyone tried freezing or storing for maybe a week? If they last that long of course! ?
I’d like to know if these could be frozen?
Hi Denise, I don’t see why not!
Can these be made without the oats?
Hi Kristina, I haven’t tried that actually, but I think it should be okay.
Kaylee Rittenberry says
I made these this weekend and they were SO good. My 1 year old hates blueberry muffins but gobbled one of these right up! Do you mind posting the link for the ones using cranberry orange muffin mix? I can’t find it
Your wish is my command! https://thedomesticrebel.com/2015/09/30/muffin-mix-cranberry-orange-cookies/
Hi Hayley, I think this will also be good with Cream Cheese Glaze. Thanks for the recipe.
This looks so good! Do you use the glaze in any other recipes?
Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?
Oh my goodness; these look absolutely AMAZING!! My husband is going to be so happy if I can successfully make these! Do you think they can be made in larger batches and frozen?
Deb M. says
I have made these cookies many times! Love them! Have also made them using Krusteaz cranberry muffin mix and replace anything lemon with orange. Delicious!!!
Can you make these using only fresh blueberries? If so, how much do you recommend?
Hi Heather, I don’t see why you couldn’t! I would recommend using smaller blueberries and start with 1/3 cup or so!
denise aultman says
I made these cookies and they were awesome!! I can’t wait to try this recipe with the Krusteaz brand cranberry and orange muffin mix substituting lemon juice for orange juice.
These look delicious! Thank you for sharing!
Can these be made with. Steel cut oats?
I don’t see why not! I just advise against quick oatmeal.
2nd time making these. Sharing them with my mom so freaking good.
My mix is very dry. Didn’t hAve the recommended mix, so maybe that’s why? There were just dried blueberries instead. Any suggestions on how to make it more sticky so I can form a ball?
Hi Kat, you can add in a Tablespoon of milk at a time and see if that helps. It should help moisten the mixture up quicker.
If i don’t find the krusteaz box mix, can I sub the blueberries with blueberries pie filling? And, can I freeze the batter and hold the flavor/texture?
Hi Mary, I would use fresh berries instead of blueberry pie filling since pie filling is so liquidy. And I wouldn’t recommend freezing the batter. You can, however, freeze the baked cookies.
I’ve made this recipe countless times! At this point I always have a box of that muffin mix on hand just in case. Super easy but oh so good.
Hay Hay!! Do you think these would work as BIGGER cookies?! Like if I doubled the size (1/4 cup per cookie)? Would I just need to bake a bit longer? Or would it compromise some of the cookie-ness?! TIA
Hi Katie! Yes, they would defo work as a bigger cookie! Just increase the baking time.
Omg I made these cookies they were fantastic Thxs for the recipe Everyone make these no regrets
These are simple ans absolutely amazing! I made them for a friend and they were a huge hit.
What size can of blueberries? It’s not listed in your ingredients, just in the directions.
Hi Heather, the can comes in the package of blueberry muffin mix. Unfortunately I am not sure what size it is.