Mothers Day Cookie Jar

filed under: Cookies on April 25, 2010

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

Cause I don’t 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.


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.


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


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.


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.



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!


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

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  • Renee says:

    Excellent as always Amanda. I might have to do some of these. Maybe I’ll make some for my friend who is going to have her first Mother’s Day since her son died April 10. She is a great friend and has been like a mother to my son who spent a lot of time there helping her take care of her son. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Amalia Standard says:

    Ohhhh I’m in LOVE!!!!!! What a fabulous idea!

  • Liz says:

    Awesome!! So creative, Girl!!

  • Jennifer says:

    Such a sweet and creative idea!

  • Diane {} says:

    Love it!
    I love those large jars and have them filled with all my baking items..what a great gift idea!

  • Sherryl Mascarinas says:

    Love it! It looks sooo sweet!

  • Jessica says:

    So beautiful! I would love to make my mom a gift like this, but I can’t decorate cookies like that!

  • Grapefruit says:

    I give up – I can’t think of any more ways to say “wow amanda, you’re so creative” .
    Love how simple the idea is & how beautifully you did it.

  • LACI says:

    ooh, think this is the perfect idea for my mommy ! thanks!

  • Aimee says:

    Those are just beautiful! I love how you decorated the jar, too ~ that would be a fab Mother’s Day gift!

  • Seraphim says:

    This made me cry. (I am a tad emotional today) Amanda that is gorgeous *goes off to brainstorm list of words for my own mum*

  • Kate says:

    I love these ๐Ÿ™‚ The thought is beautiful and the packaging is lovely!
    Well done, Amanda ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Donna says:

    Wow, you must have an amazing Mom because she sure has an amazing daughter. I would love to receive something like this from my adult children. I would freeze them and use them throughout the year when I needed a pick-me-up. Thanks for posting.

  • Maria says:

    I am enjoying your blog posts. You have inspired me to make these for my mom and my sons’ teachers for Mother’s Day. Thank you for all of the great recipes, ideas and pictures! Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Stephanie says:

    What a fun idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Londa says:

    These cookies make me wish I were your mom’s neighbor! Certainly she would need some friendly help in enjoying these! I’d even bring the coffee! ๐Ÿ™‚
    *These cookies do make a girl popular! Perfect for MIL, too!
    On a total side note, there were a dozen little seven year old girly girls raving about your butter cream frosting on Cloe’s birthday cake! Yum!

  • Amy says:

    AMAZING! What an awesome idea!!! I might have to try this – it would be prefect for my mom because she never knows how incredible she is!! Thanks so much – you are an inspiration – as always!

  • Joy Ellis says:

    awesome! love the cookies!

  • Alicia says:

    I wish I could just jump through the screen and grab one!!!

  • Sue says:

    What a GREAT idea! I might do it for my daughters that are now moms since my mom is no longer living. Love it!

  • Judy Moyer says:

    WOWWEEE KAZOWIEEEE You outdid yourself with this one. Love it so much! You have one creative mind! And the talent to go along with it!!!!

  • Amy says:

    Fantastic…however, I’m not even half as talented as you! I can dream though, I guess! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BethieofVA says:

    You are….Adorable! I bet you thought I was going to say amazing. Well, that too.
    I am so sorry, but I have to tell you what my twisted little mind thought when I read them for MY mother. You are…..dead. Oh gosh, please forgive me. ; ) LOL!!!!

  • Mysti says:

    I love them…what a cute creative idea…

  • Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. says:

    Absolutely LOVE this idea! What a creative way to show how much you love your mom! I just might have to steal this idea and send some cookies to my mom this mother’s day!

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