1. Sprinkle sweet bites
Originally made to "brighten up a grouchy day," these lemon cookie cream cheese truffles from The Sweet Spot will definitely make your Mother's Day shine!
Mom and baker Paige used (leftover!) sour cream lemon cookies mixed with cream cheese and lemon juice as the base of her truffles, then coated them in melted white chocolate and sprinkles. If you want to get creative with presenting these gorgeous sweets, consider decorating a recycled box with Mom's favorite colors for a DIY "box of chocolates" appeal!
2. Mother's Day waffles
Bringing together the best of both worlds, these banana bread waffles featured on Annie's Eats are sure to become a new Mother's Day must-have. (We know a particular dad who wouldn't mind this recipe either!)
Offering up the flavorful goodness of banana bread with the appeal of a waffle, this recipe can be mixed the night before for easy morning-of making. Your kids will love helping to whip up the batter. After a quick run through the waffle iron, simply top off your fab waffles with a generous helping of banana slices and syrup. Yum!
These cherry limeade macaroons served up on Mommie Cooks are perfect for the ladies out there who have an infinite love for sweet treats. Doesn't hurt that the flavors are reminiscent of a sweet and tangy cocktail (tropical vacation, anyone?)!
Mom Julie created these tasty macaroons with ingredients including cream cheese, limes and maraschino cherries. Heavenly, we know! Your little ones will love shaping the cookies into mini domes and adding the special "cherry on top" that's just for Mom.
4. Tasty bouquet for Mom
Fresh spring flowers on Mother's Day will always be a favorite pick, but what about giving Mom a bouquet this year that looks (and is!) good enough to eat? Needless to say, we can't get enough of this sweet edible bunch featured on Cookies and Cups!
Simply made using mini-frosted cupcakes (boxed mix is fine), candies, licorice and lollipop sticks, these cute treats are easy for small hands to make. Just set out all of the decorative sweets and let the creativity flow! Once your colorful bouquet is in full bloom, present it in a vase with floral foam at the base. Overall, this is one edible arrangement that's sure to bring a smile to Mom's face!
5. Deep-dish delish
We love this quick and easy two-ingredient recipe for "deep-dish" cookies served up on Crazy for Crust!
Made with pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough and crumbled Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, the recipe is great for busy families who want to make Mom a little special somethin' before the day's festivities. To perfect your deep-dish treats, mom Dorothy recommends using a whoopie pie pan or a pizza pan to create one giant cookie for everyone to share! All in all, an excellent pick for the moms out there with a soft spot for chocolate (a.k.a. all of us!).
6. Totally bananas
These frozen chocolate-peanut-butter-coconut-covered bananas by Seasaltwithfood are not only incredibly easy to make, but absolutely divine to eat!
To get started, simply slice the bananas and toss them in the freezer for about an hour. Combine equal parts chocolate chips and peanut butter in a bowl and microwave until smooth. Then let your little ones loose to dip the banana pieces into the sweet mixture and shredded coconut. What a tasty way to show Mom she'll always be your top banana!
7. Cookies by the bunch
Mom Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie offers up these gorgeous spring blooms — yet another great idea for an edible bouquet!
These sugar cookies can easily become personalized works of art as another adult and your kids set out to decorate them with bright and beautiful flowers. Check out the full tutorial for ideas on how to make buttercups, poppies and dandelions. Find photos of Mom's favorite flowers and put your family's creativity to the test!
8. Keep on rollin'
Here's another classic Mother's Day brunch idea featured on Joy the Baker: doughy and delicious cinnamon rolls. Mom's special day wouldn't be complete without a pan or two of these lovelies.
The recipe features biscuit dough, which bakes up nicely when combined with a cinnamon-sugar filling. This is a fun recipe for kids to help prepare for mom, and Joy's step-by-step tutorial is sure to guide the family's bakers. Check out the full post for a gorgeous pictorial, and get ready to let the flour fly!
9. Thumbs up for Mom
Put those little helper thumbs to good use making a batch of mini PB&J thumbprint cookies with this recipe from Live. Learn. Love. Eat.
Made with whole wheat flour, natural peanut butter, pure maple syrup and jam, these bite-sized treats are a nice, healthy alternative to store-bought cookies. Plus, this project is an excellent hands-on baking project for thumbs big and small. We're sure Mom will be pretty darned pleased with the results! Check out the rest of mom Tiffany's post for the full recipe and plenty of fun pictures of her own girls baking up a storm.
10. Chocolate and chai love
If the lovely lady in your life can't get enough of her chai lattes, this recipe for chocolate chai mini loaves by Baking with Lisey is sure to become a new favorite!
Ten-year-old aspiring pastry chef Lisey says that everyone in her family loves drinking chai, so they came up with the idea of adding her mom's homemade chai recipe into the batter for a basic chocolate loaf. Check out the rest of this young baker's post for the full recipe and plenty of tips!
11. Creamy cool cupcakes
Cookies and ice cream go hand in hand so why not make some ice cream cookie cupcakes like these minty sweets featured on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen?
Mom Kristan says there's no "real recipe" for these treats, and that you'll only need a favorite ice cream flavor and cookies to crumble when getting started. Simply line a muffin tin with foil liners, place your cookie pieces in the bottom of each cup, add one scoop of ice cream and top with more cookies. Place them in the freezer to firm up, and you'll have one easy snack for your Mother's Day celebration!
12. Goody goody bars
Peanut butter? Chocolate? Corn flakes? Yes, please! Even if you only have 15 minutes to spare, you can make these easy Mother's Day treats featured on Brown Eyed Baker.
Reminiscent of a Babe Ruth candy bar (and no-bake at that!), these tasty goody goody bars only contain six total ingredients: peanut butter, cornflakes, chocolate chips, peanuts, corn syrup and brown sugar. Overall, a quick treat for Mom that's sure to be a hit with the entire family!
13. Easy crescent rolls
If your family loves making sweet pastries, everyone is sure to get a kick out of Picky Palate's idea for making Biscoff marshmallow crescent rolls!
To get started, you'll need a handful of ingredients, including roll dough, mini marshmallows, Biscoff spread and cinnamon. Mom Jenny says that when the pastries finish baking, the oozing marshmallows offer a chewy and caramel-like consistency. Sounds like a sweet deal to us!
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in April 2013, and updated in April 2017