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all about mom Mother’s Day cookies

Do you find it harder and harder to buy gifts for those in your life year after year? As we get older, we need less and less after years of accruing junk. And I’m in such a “no more clutter” phase (not successfully, mind you) that I almost cringe now when getting gifts.  (Sort of, please don’t stop buying me gifts, people in my life.)

 

That’s why cookies are the most perfect gift ever. They dry well enough to package all cute like. You can personalize them to reflect to the recipient that yes, you do indeed know them and thought about them. And you consume cookies, so no residual clutter.

 

 

This jar o’ bite size all-about-mom cookies is a handy little gift not just for mother’s day, but for anyone anytime. To make these, I prepared and chilled my cookie dough, cut out 1 1/2-inch circles, baked and let cool. I prepared my royal icing and tinted white. I piped an outline on the cookies, thinned the icing and flooded the centers. Then, I let the cookies dry very well, overnight at least, before drawing pictures with my handy dandy food pens.

 

And see? It even allowed me to point the blame for the fingers-in-the-icing to the appropriate source, my daughter. You can’t see too well in the picture, but the indents are what happen when you mess with flooded icing before it’s dry.

 

 

So what’s the special mother in your life into?

 

 

As my mom is my most loyal follower, too, she’ll be getting these early this year.

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Posted May 7, 2012 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    this is such a fun, cute idea. I want someone to make these for me! I might make the “templates” and hand them over to sweetie sophia to fill in with some edible markers – I can see what we will be doing for Friday after school fun!

  2. Posted May 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    My mom loves to garden so I am making her cupcakes in some terra cotta pots so she can use the pots after she’s done eating the scrumptious cupcakes and a pitcher she’s been oogling in the pampered chef catalog.

  3. Posted May 7, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    So fun! I love edible markers! And what a sweet way for little ones to show mom (or grandma) how mucht they love her!

  4. Posted May 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    These are wonderful!!! I think I’d like to make a bunch of these, then let my kids write all different notes on them for their Grandmothers!!! What a brilliant idea!

  5. jane
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    great idea!!! i like that you made them bite-size

  6. Posted May 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    This is such an adorable, one-of-a-kind gift idea!

  7. Posted May 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    The cuteness. THE CUTENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Posted May 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    These are so sweet! :)

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