Show your mom (or any mother figure) how much you appreciate her by giving her something homemade for Mother’s Day.
These Mother’s Day cookies are guaranteed to make her day.
Perfectly sweet and undeniably delectable, these cookies will surely make Mother’s Day extra special.
The fact that you’re making them yourself will make mom all the more proud.
This collection of Mother’s Day cookie recipes has it all, from chewy coconut macaroons to crunchy cornflake cookies to spiced snickerdoodle cookies.
Whatever your mom’s favorite is, you’ll surely find it here.
There’s no need for expensive gifts to make mom feel loved this year! Nothing says heartfelt more than these homemade Mother’s Day cookies.
20 Best Mother’s Day Cookie Recipes That Say “I Love You”
1. Mother’s Day Biscuits
Let’s start off with these sugar cookies that are almost too pretty to eat.
Coated in melt-in-your-mouth lemon icing and a heartwarming dedication, these cookies will definitely put a smile on your mom’s face.
Color the icing with food gel and spruce up the cookies with sprinkles and edible glitters. Let your creativity shine!
2. Spring Mother’s Day Cookies
Here’s another recipe for ridiculously pretty cookies. Instead of one dozen roses, how about a dozen flower cookies?
These flower cookies look great, smell great, and OMG, they taste incredible. They also cost a lot less! What more can you ask for?
Even if you’re not the creative type, you won’t have a hard time decorating these cookies.
All you’ll need are food coloring pens to make a stunning floral arrangement.
3. Southern Tea Cakes
Make your mom’s afternoon tea time more satisfying with these southern tea cakes.
These treats are ultra-soft, chewy, and buttery – just the perfect treat to go with tea or coffee.
These goodies look like cookies, but they’re soft like a thick, dense cake.
They may have a plain look and flavor, but don’t be fooled. These treats are surprisingly addictive.
4. Italian Wedding Cookies
No one has to get married for you and your mom to enjoy these Italian wedding cookies.
These delicate treats are worthy of any special occasion, but they’re unbelievably easy to make.
Called ancinetti or anginetti, these are soft, airy, and nutty cookies rolled in powdered sugar.
The sugar coating doesn’t only give the cookies a dainty look, but a melt-in-your-mouth experience as well.
They’re delicious from the exterior down to the very last crumb.
5. 5-Ingredient Chewy Coconut Macaroons
The Philippine version of the French macarons is made of shredded coconut, egg whites, and honey.
They’re sweet, tender, chewy, and bursting with a coconut-y flavor.
They have such a unique texture and flavor that you’d think they require some expertise in baking, but they actually come together in less than 30 minutes.
6. Chocolate Icebox Cookies
These chocolate icebox cookies are so soft, they melt in your mouth. They’re outrageously rich and buttery. In short, they’re irresistible.
Invented all the way back in the 1930s, icebox cookies were made back when people used iceboxes instead of refrigerators and freezers to preserve food, hence the name.
Flavored with cocoa powder and a dash of cinnamon, the cookies were so scrumptious they stood the test of time.
7. Lemon Drop Cookies
How can you say no to melt-in-your-mouth cookies kissed with a sweet and tart lemon glaze?
These cookies have the perfect balance of flavor and the most delightful texture.
The cookies are sweet, but the lemon glaze on top balances out the sweetness wonderfully.
They’re super soft in the middle, and crispy and chewy around the edges.
8. Linzer Cookies
Linzer cookies are Austrian treats of almond-based shortbread with a jam filling.
I love how you can be as creative as you like with the shapes and the filling.
Whether they’re round or heart-shaped, filled with blueberry or apricot jam, you can’t go wrong. These cookies will surely be your mom’s newest favorite.
9. Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies
Is it a cheesecake or a cookie? What does it matter? What’s important is how outrageously delicious they are.
These cookies are super soft, chewy, and buttery. The cookies themselves have a cream cheese and butter base, so you can already tell how flavorful they are.
But it doesn’t end there. The cookies are studded with chunks of white chocolate and dried raspberries.
They’re just as decadent as you imagine them to be.
10. Easy Sugar Cookies
If your mom’s a sucker for sweet and simple desserts, these cookies are the perfect gift.
Unlike most cookies that are fully loaded with chocolate chips and nuts, these sugar cookies are plain and simple.
They may look ordinary, but there’s nothing basic about their flavor.
These cookies are wonderfully sweet, buttery, soft, and chewy. Basically, they’re little drops of heaven.
11. White Chocolate Chip Cookies
I can never say no to these white chocolate chip cookies. The smell alone already makes my mouth water!
Soft and buttery with crispy edges and filled with chunks of white chocolate – now this is my kind of cookie. It’s the definition of cookie perfection.
12. Soft Thick Snickerdoodle Cookies
Does your mom enjoy sweet treats with a hint of cinnamon? Then these snickerdoodle cookies are a must-have on Mother’s Day.
Just imagining the smell of cinnamon-spiced cookies baking in the oven will already give her joy.
Apart from the aroma and the flavor, your mom will also definitely fall in love with how thick and pillowy these snickerdoodles are.
13. Russian Tea Cookies
These Russian tea cookies are often served around Christmas, but they’re perfect for Mother’s Day as well.
There’s never a bad time for these jam-filled snacks.
How gorgeous are these cookies, am I right? You can already tell from the photo alone that it’s impossible to stop at one.
14. Soft And Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
A collection of cookie recipes is not complete without the classic chocolate chip cookies.
If you think you already have the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, this will surely change your mind.
These cookies are unbelievably soft they melt in your mouth.
They’re overloaded with chocolate, making them decadent and more ooey-gooey than you can imagine.
15. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies may have the same cult following as the classic chocolate chip cookies, but I think they deserve the spotlight just as much.
These cookies are not only soft and chewy from oatmeal and raisins, but also perfectly spiced with cinnamon.
Buttery pecans also give them an element of crunch.
So, while they’re not loaded with chocolate chips, they’ll still delight the tastebuds.
16. Pink Lemonade Cookies
These cookies are pretty in pink and sweet as pink lemonade.
Infused with pink lemonade mix, these cookies have a unique flavor and hue.
Butter gives them richness while lemon juice adds a nice zing. Together, they create a wonderful harmony of flavors.
17. Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
These cookies are soft and buttery in the middle, slightly crispy around the edges, and full of strawberry bits in every bite.
But the magic doesn’t end there. Once you bite into them, a thick stream of cream cheese filling oozes out of the cookie and fills your mouth with happiness.
If this doesn’t scream decadence, I don’t know what will.
18. Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies
Crunchy cornflakes are coated with a peanut butter mixture.
These are the simplest cookies you can ever make, but they’re also some of the most delighftul.
These cookies are incredibly crunchy, chewy, and ooey-gooey – there really is nothing more you can ask for.
Here’s the kicker: they couldn’t be easier to make. They’re so easy, you won’t even need to bake.
19. Salted Caramel Cookies
These cookies are wonderfully sweet and salty, chewy and ooey-gooey, and simply divine.
Caramel is great, but salted caramel is a hundred times greater.
The contrast between sweet and salty will surely make your mom’s tastebuds happy.
20. Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies
As delectable as cinnamon rolls are, they’re not the easiest thing to make from scratch.
You’ll have to knead and roll dough, wait as it proofs, and knead and roll again.
These cookies have all the things you want in a cinnamon roll. They’re super soft, buttery, and perfectly spiced with cinnamon.
They’re dressed with a sinful glaze, to boot.
The best part? These cookies are ready to be devoured in just 30 minutes!
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