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9 Easy Edible Homemade Gifts for Mother’s Day

by Julia Pal

published on 14 March 2014

From the first ever clumsily scrawled cards, to scarves and beautifully designed home crafts, the gifts that children make for their mothers are the most treasured of all. If those gifts are edible then they stand out above all others for foodie mums. If you’d like to bring a smile to your foodie mum’s face on Mother’s Day, check out this edible gifts guide – we’ve got all the inspiration you need to whip up a truly special homemade treat.

Stem Ginger Shortbread | Edible Mother's Day Gifts

Stem Ginger Shortbread from The Great British Bake Off: How to Bake by Linda Collister

Sometimes the most simple, classic bakes are the best. This delicious biscuit recipe from the team behind Bake Off is definitely a keeper, with a lovely hint of spicy ginger for that extra special afternoon treat. 

Get your copy of The Great British Bake Off: How to Bake here.

From the book

Linda Collister, with forewords by Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood

Heart Cookies | Edible Mother's Day Gifts

Heart Cookies from Heart On A Plate by Emma Marsden

These delightful cookies are certainly the way to any mum’s heart, made with a crisp lemon biscuit base and beautifully decorated with pink icing and delicate hearts. 

Get your copy of Heart on a Plate here.

Iced Biscuits | Edible Mother's Day Gifts

Iced Biscuits from The Primrose Bakery Book by Martha Swift & Lisa Thomas

It doesn’t get sweeter than these pretty iced biscuits from the clever team behind The Primrose Bakery. This easy-to-follow recipe makes 30 biscuits, so your Mother’s Day gift can be enjoyed all week! 

Buy The Primrose Bakery Book here.

Coffee Toffee | Edible Mother's Day Gifts

Coffee Toffee from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

The perfect treat for any caffeine-loving mum (and we know there are a few out there), which balances the rich coffee flavour with sweet, irresistible toffee. What a combo! 

Buy your copy of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook here.

Edible Flower Lollipops | Easy Confectionery

Edible Flower Lollipops from Meringue Girls: Everything Sweet by The Meringue Girls

For a fun activity that’s something a bit different, follow these foolproof instructions for lollipops decorated with the most beautiful delicate flowers, which are edible too! 

Get your copy of Meringue Girls: Everything Sweet here.

Chocolate Shortbread | Edible Mother's Day Gifts

Montezuma’s Shortbread from The Little Book of Chocolat by Joanne Harris & Fran Warde

Who doesn’t love a slice of rich chocolate and caramel millionaire’s shortbread? Add a little edible gold leaf, and you’ve got a shortbread recipe fit for Montezuma – the aztec king of chocolate himself. Or, more importantly, for mum! 

Get your copy of The Little Book of Chocolat here.

Espresso Fig and Walnut Muffins | Edible Mother's Day Gifts

Espresso, Fig and Walnut Muffins from Perfect Host by Felicity Cloake

A fail-safe afternoon treat, these little muffins are a flavour sensation with the fig, walnut and coffee complementing each other perfectly. 

Buy your copy of Perfect Host here.

Lemon Curd | Edible Mother's Day Gifts

Lemon Curd from The WI Cookbook by Mary Gwynn

This glorious tangy-yet-sweet lemon curd only takes 15 minutes to make, and yields around a kilo, which makes it a lovely lasting gift for mum to enjoy. 

Buy your copy of The WI Cookbook here.

Iced Ring Biscuits | Edible Mother's Day Gifts

Iced Ring Biscuits from How Baking Works by James Morton 

A celebratory classic, take mum on a trip down memory lane back to all those birthday parties she threw for you when you were little, where these delicious party ring biscuits would always make an appearance. The perfect way to say thank you, don’t you think?

Buy How Baking Works here.


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