Easy Cookie Platter Mother’s Day Gift

Every Mother’s day, I seriously ask for something sweet! It’s that major sweet tooth that gets to me. Forget traditional flowers, give mama something she can eat! So I decided to teach my boys exactly why type of gift I like, by having them help me make a cute and easy cookie platter mother’s day gift!

Easy Mother's Day Gift

You’ll need:

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Frosting
  • Food color, if needed
  • Candies like M&M’s or Skittles
  • Sprinkles
  • Sandwich sized ziploc bag
  • Cookie cutter

Easy Mother's Day Gift

We went for super, duper easy with premade cookie dough, but you can customize this gift by making cookies or the frosting from scratch. With premade cookie dough, just thinly slice the dough into round and then let your children help by using a cookie cutter to make a fun shape. We used a flower cookie cutter from a set we had that let us pick just the right size for the dough.

Easy Mother's Day Gift

You can save aside the extra dough and press it together to make extra cookies, so don’t worry about any waste. Be careful not to over mess with the dough, though, or it won’t cook up as good as the dough will be tough. Cook the cookies following the package directions and allow them to cool completely.

Easy Mother's Day Gift

Once your cookies are cool, add frosting (dyed with food coloring if needed) to a sandwich sized ziploc bag. Cut off the tip of the bag to make a pipping bag and gently press at the back of the frosting to pip frosting out your cut tip and decorate your cookies. I outlined the flowers and then wrote a “I <3 U” on three of the cookies and pressed sprinkles onto the frosting for decoration.

Add an M&M or skittle to the center of your other flowers to give them a finished look. Now, add a piece of tissue paper to a platter and arrange your cookies and deliver this fun and tasty gift to mom that shows her you know what she likes, appreciate her, and love her! You can of course deliver your flower cookies with real flowers, too, if desired.

What do you usually give as a Mother’s day gift?

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About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


Easy Cookie Platter Mother’s Day Gift — 15 Comments

  1. I am a terrible cookie cutout baker! My cut outs always look like blobs, but these are really pretty and springy.

  2. These are adorable, and perfect for Mother’s Day. I like the shortcut of starting with already made dough!

  3. Those are really cute! What mom would turn down cookies? I think I will hint around and see if my kids will do this for me. :)