Mother’s Day Sugar Cookies With Printable Gift Tag

60 servings
27 min

These Mother’s Day Sugar Cookies are seriously lovely and fun to create for any occasion. Grab the free printable tags below – perfect for gift giving and celebrations!


These classic sugar cookies are fun to make and take to your next event or party! I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these.

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Sugar cookie dough is super versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients from the grocery store. Start simple ingredients like with butter, granulated sugar and all purpose flour.

If you love these cookies be sure to check out these Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies too! Perfect for the coffee lover in your life.

Before you get started make sure that you have everything that you need to make and decorate these cookies. I found our cookie cutters and icing bottles at Michaels but you can also order them from Amazon below.

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Sugar cookie supplies:


  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cookie cutters
  • Icing bottles
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Cookie scribe or toothpick

This is my grandma’s sugar cookie recipe – time tested and delicious. The only thing that I have changed over the years is swapped out shortening for butter.


How to make Mothers Day sugar cookies:


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Ingredients:


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Tip: Pre-made Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough can be used to create these cookies as well. Simply add 1/4 cup of flour to the dough, combine well and roll as directed. I love quick mom hacks like this!

Directions:


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl with electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

4. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness.

5. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

6. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

7. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

This recipe will make about 60 mug shaped cookies.

Use my Easy Royal Icing Recipe to make the best icing for these cookies! You will need to create red, pink and white icing to decorate these Mothers Day cookies.


Royal icing tips:


  • If the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time.
  • If the icing is too soft, add more powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  • Icing can be stored at room temperature in a an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • To use, mix the royal icing with a hand mixer so that it becomes smooth and shiny again.
  • Flood consistency is reached when a spoonful dropped onto a flat surface takes 15-20 seconds to become completely smooth.

These instructions will show you how to decorate coffee mug cookies like these ones but have fun with this process! You could change up the color or pattern for a whole different look.


How to decorate Mothers Day sugar cookies:


Additional supplies: white sprinkles.

1. Line each cookie with pink icing, flood the center and use a scribe to move icing into the edges and pop bubbles.

2. Before the pink icing dries, add drops of white icing to create polk dots. This method is called wet on wet.

3. Allow the pink section to dry before adding a white oval at the top.

4. Before the white icing dries, add white sprinkles to create a frothy foam look.

5. Add a red heart, the word “mom” or other details to each mug.

Allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours before packaging or storing the cookies. These look amazing wrapped in cellophane and tied up with a bit of twine.

Add my free printable gift tag and voila! You have a darling gift to give to mom this Mother’s Day.

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Some of my baking essentials:


  • I love using this non-stick bakeware for all of my baking.
  • These silicone mitts are perfect for grasping hot pans and baking dishes.
  • This Henckel Knife is my favorite for slicing and dicing in the kitchen.
  • These parchment paper bags are perfect for packaging and these large Rubbermaid food storage containers are great for storing baking in the freezer.

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Mother’s Day Sugar Cookies With Printable Gift Tag
Recipe details
  • 60  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 7 Minutes Total time: 27 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions

1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.
3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
5. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4" thickness on the floured surface.
6. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.
7. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.
8. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool before decorating with royal icing.
Tips
  • Use the step by step instructions in the blog post to decorate the cookies.
Heather Painchaud
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Comments
  • Seriously OMG, I hit the jackpot!!! Absolutely amazing. The only thing I need are some more cookie cutters. I have a bunch of itsy bitsy ones that I use for decor on cakes and pies. And some of my mom and grandmothers. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and decorating techniques. Brings new meaning to my middle of the night baking sessions. Will be a multi day process, but so worth it. Pinned. Thank you SO MUCH!💗

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