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Mother's Day Sugar Cookies

Mother's Day cookies are a great way to show Mom how much you care!

Updated April 29, 2021
Mothers Day Sugar Cookies
20 (depending on size of cookie cutters)
8 Min

Our Mother's Day Sugar Cookies are the perfect dessert to serve to someone as sweet as mom, because this sugar cookie recipe is easy to make, easy to decorate, and easy to enjoy! She's going to appreciate the time, creativity, and love you put into these cookies, but she'll love the flavor even more!

What You'll Need

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • 1 (16-ounce) container white frosting

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and lemon extract until smooth and creamy. Add egg; mix well. Add 3-1/2 cups flour all at once and continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Sprinkle extra flour generously on work surface. Work with half the dough at a time and roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Using your favorite cookie cutters, cut out dough, and place them on baking sheets. Repeat until all the dough is used up, re-rolling the trimmings as needed.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set. (Do not allow cookies to brown.) Cool on wire racks.
  5. Frost and decorate cookies as desired. 

Test Kitchen Tips!

  • To decorate these delicious cookies, we recommend using small candies, gels, or sprinkles. Have fun with it! This easy Mother's Day cookie recipe is a great way to show Mom that you appreciate her. It also shows that you don't need to spend a lot of money in order to make this Mother's Day a special one. Decorate these cookies with designs that are unique to your mom, such as her favorite flower, a quote from her favorite movie, or music notes for a music-loving mom!
  • Our cookie jar is always full of delicious cookies, like our delectable Raspberry Windows. Our Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with a secret ingredient, and you'll love the classic taste of our Vanilla Sugar Cookies!
  • For something different, try one our Easy Cookie Bar Recipes; you'll get all the cookie flavor with half the effort!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 20

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 295
  • Calories from Fat 117
  • Total Fat 13g 20 %
  • Saturated Fat 7.6g 38 %
  • Trans Fat 0.4g 0 %
  • Protein 2.6g 5 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 32mg 11 %
  • Sodium 133mg 6 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 42g 14 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2 %
  • Sugars 22g 0 %

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