Mothers Day Cookie Jar

Are you ready for my next Mothers Day gift idea??? Its only two weeks away!

Cause I dont know about you. But giving my mom personalized baked goods has always got me bonus points.

Did you check out the Mothers Day Cake?

Or how about the Mothers Day Garden Party?

My next idea is not a cake. Crazy! I know.

Its cookies.

Its a Mothers Day Cookie jar.

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A Mothers Day cookie jar filled with approximately 4, 531 cookies (four dozen if you want to get technical) with sweet words about mom and one GIANT cookie on the front.


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The idea came to me one day as I was trying to find words to describe my mom.


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I didnt use every word on this list… I have no idea where "sprightly" came from.

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Although its time consuming, its really very easy to do! Two colors of icing. Four dozen cookies. Just writing out words.

Totally do-able.

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And you can pretty much package these up any old way for a neat effect.

I can just see it… "Mom. I love you! You are so many things to me… so I made all these cookies with words on them that describe you! So if you are ever feeling down or just off… you can grab one of these cookies and know how I see you."

Or…something like that.

I mean. She probably shouldn't grab one a these cookies a year from now. Two weeks max folks.

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So have fun with this!

Make the cookies a little bigger and use phrases that are significant to mom.

Or write the names of every single child and grandchild.

Or just write 'I love you" on 100 cookies.

Whatever you do, she is sure to love it!

*If you do decide to try this, be sure to take lots of pictures and add them to my flickr group. I would love to see! Have you checked it out lately? You are all so amazingly talented!

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I use my favorite sugar cookie recipe and my special version of royal icing.

Comments

  1. says

    That’s so sweet, I’m kind of wanting to taste it! ;-) In fact this is a great idea for tomorrow. Yet, maybe I’ll do it some other time even if it’s not Mother’s day. I’ve done so many work lately so I haven’t thought of any idea for my mother. But I have an idea to share too, for mothers who loves to eat outside and make travel anywhere, an eco-friendly stainless steel container may suit her. Because she can pack her lunch nicely, can stack up to 4 different dishes, is easy to carry along, and stainless steel containers from Happy Tiffin are 100% BPA free. So, your mom won’t have a problem with it. With its good design, she can also stack liquids in it such as juices, liquors, water, soups, etc. I think you’ll both love it. ;) Happy Mother’s day to all Moms!

  2. Amber says

    I’m so excited! I made these for my mommy and my best friend for mother’s day. It was SO fun for a number of reasons…1. It was my FIRST time making REAL cut-outs (not counting the many years of Christmas cookies w/ the family) and they were perfect, 2. It was my very first time working with royal icing – your special recipe – and they turned out so great!!!! I can’t believe how cute they turned out, and OH-SO-YUMMY. I’ve been wanting to start making cookies (with your inspiration) to add my my cake decorating, but finally had the time/guts to try. Thank you so much for all your tips and motivation :) If I hadn’t found your blog (been living vicariously through you for some time now) I don’t know if I’d ever try. I will post pics to the flickr group. :)

  3. says

    This cookie jar idea is the cutest thing i have ever seen! I hope you don’t mind but I am giving you a shout out on my blog on Friday! I feature parties on Fridays. I was thinking of doing a Mother’s Day theme but wasn’t finding much until I started reading through my blog list and you came to the rescue!
    All proper credit has been stated.
    Thanks for being so wonderful :)- Heidi
    http://www.hjrcherryblossoms.blogspot.com

  4. Angela M. says

    Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful Mother’s Day ideas! I loved the sentiment cookies in the jar and made them for my mother who is battling cancer. She was very touched and it seemed especially appropriate this year. My sister also loved them and we decided to do a small version for her children to gift to their teachers for “Teacher appreciation” week. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful talents with us all!!!

  5. LindsayW says

    Being a rookie cookie decorator, and not that great at lettering, would the royal icing hold up to one of those edible marker pens? I love this idea, but would like it to turn out decently if I’m giving the cookies to anyone.

  6. Alison says

    I love this idea! i would really like to do this for my mom’s birthday at the end of the month. I can follow recipes really well but I am not very good at guessing what kind of ingredients to use. It sounds like you used just frozen cookies and that I can do for sure but can you tell me what kind of frosting to use/how to make it and what kind of icing to use/how to make it for the letters. Also, I love the big cookie on the side but how did you do that? how do you make a hole in it to tie the string and it not just break?
    Also my mom and I live in different states so if anyone has any ideas on how to send it without the big cookie breaking that would be much appreciated!!

    This idea is so great! my mom always loves when I make something for her (still as an adult) so this is perfect! thank you!!

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