Mother’s Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

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

Mother's Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

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.

Too busy to make this right away? Pin it for later! Pin this easy recipe to your favorite board on Pinterest and it will be waiting there when you’re ready.

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.

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

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

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

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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Mothers Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

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!

Valentine Sugar Cookie Bar Process

Directions:

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

sugar cookie process

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.

sugar cookie process

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

sugar cookie process

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.

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

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.

Easy Royal Icing Recipe Process

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.
Mothers Day Sugar Cookies Process

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.

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies Process

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

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies Process

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

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies Process

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

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies Process

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

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

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.

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

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

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

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Some of my baking essentials:

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

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Mothers Day Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

Mothers Day Sugar Cookies

Yield: 60
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

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!

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.

Notes

Use the step by step instructions in the blog post to decorate the cookies.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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