Mother’s Day will be considerably different for everyone this year. While I don’t have my mother to visit, or sadly, my Nana to call, I do have my own children. They usually delight in running in and straight upstairs from school, dashing to hide the colourful gifts they’ve made in school.
If ever there was a year to show that can be celebrated without material things this is it. Non-essential trips to the shops need to be avoided due to the Coronavirus. Baking and crafting can save the day for children who really want to gift us Mama’s something nice.
My own little Miss had a practice run today. She baked some creatively named, Mothers Day Cookies. These are simple for small hands and require only a small amount of help.
Mothers Day Cookies
- 100 g Butter
- 75 g Soft Brown Sugar
- 75 g Caster Sugar
- 1 Lge Egg
- ½ Tsp Vanilla Extraxt
- 225 g Plain Flour
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- 100 g Mini Smarties we used mini sweets from Aldi
- 50 g Chocolate Chips
- Preheat the oven to 180 and prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Gather the ingredients together.
- Add the butter and sugars to a mixing bowl and beat together.
- Next add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat verything together.
- Sift the flour and baking powder into the batter and fold it in.
- Then add the smarties and chocolate chips, folding these in too.
- I then weigh the cookie dough and divide it into twelve equal pieces which are lightly rolled and placed on the baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and cool on a wire rack.
My little Miss was absolutely chuffed with herself when she baked these. I must admit, they were delicious. I say were, because they disappeared in record time!
These cookies could be tied together with a ribbon, wrapped in parchment and tied with string or presented in a pretty giftbox. It’s so much harder this year because contact with people has all but stopped. Even if it is too emtional to bake a gift now, print the recipe, put inside a card with a promise to bake them together when this time has passed. Pop it through the recipeints letterbox and look forward to special time together in the future.
Any child would delight in gifting these to the mother, grandmother or any special person in their life.