This time last year, I was on cloud nine, launching my blog and sharing my very first post about some DIY Mother’s Day cards! My photography skills weren’t that great, to say the least and I didn’t really know what on earth I was doing at the time, but I loved being able to make something special for the incredible mothers in my life and share it here.
I don’t know about you, but I live 15 hours away from my beautiful, sweet momma, and I could not hate the distance more, especially on Mother’s Day! I would love to be able to celebrate and honor her in person this year, but it just isn’t doable, unfortunately. So I wanted to do something special for her, and decided to bake some homemade butter cookies! When my husband and I visited my parents in GA for Easter, mom gave me a scalloped cookie sheet that I just love, and I promised her I would bake her lots of yummy cookies in return! As long as I can remember, my mom has always loved eating cookies with her morning coffee and I thought that whipping up a special batch using the cookie sheet she gave me would be the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! I also wanted to make some for my amazing mother in law and seester, who this time last year was pregnant with my niece, and praise Jehovah, Lorien is now a happy and healthy 6 month old beauty! I’ve learned so much from these incredible women and I am blessed to call them family.
Deciding on the flavor for my butter cookies was a no brainer. My hubby was given several bags of Teavana’s delicious Chamomile Bloom tea, which we both absolutely love and I knew that it would be the perfect ingredient for my cookies! Since I’m unable to bring these ladies pretty flowers, I thought that going a more floral route with the cookies would be a good substitute. These are super easy to make and turned out delicious, so if you’re wondering what to get for your momma this year, I would highly recommend baking some of these goodies. You just can’t go wrong gifting a batch of homemade cookies, people! Okay, here’s the simple, yummy recipe:
Chamomile Butter Cookies
- 24 Cavity Scalloped Cookie Pan
- 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
- ½ Tsp. Salt
- 5 Tsp. Softened Butter
- ½ Cup Sugar
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 3 Tablespoons Milk
- ½ Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- ½ Tsp. Pure Maple Syrup
- ¼ Cup Teavana Chamomile Bloom Loose-Leaf Tea (Or whatever loose-leaf tea brand your prefer)
- 1 ¼ Tsp. Lemon Zest
STEP ONE: Preheat oven. Combine flour and salt in a medium size bowl and set aside.
Step Two: Beat sugar and butter until fluffy in a large bowl. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, maple syrup and mix until well combined.
Step Three: Gradually add and mix in the flour/salt and 3 tablespoons of milk. Work dough with hands until it becomes pliable.
Step Four: Add Chamomile and lemon zest to dough and combine well using your hands.
Step Five: Grease scalloped cookie pan with cooking spray. Begin pressing small amounts of dough (about a teaspoon in size, but add more as needed) into the cavities of the pan.
Step Six: Bake for about 10 minutes, rotating the pan halfway into baking. If cookies are not lightly golden, bake for an additional minute or two.
Step Seven: Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes and then transfer them to cooling racks.
You should end up with about 4 dozen cookies, so they’ll be plenty to go around and enjoy! Whether you’re a coffee or tea drinker, these will pair really well with both! I love how the maple and lemon balance out the flavor you get from the chamomile. If you give this recipe a try, let me know how it turns out for you and what you think!
I also want to give a quick shout out to Tessa Worley of Fox & Bear Paper Co. for the darling Mother’s Day card I snagged from her shop! She designs the absolute sweetest cards and prints and I collaborated with her on a recent post to tell ya all about them! If you’re looking for some new art or just want to send a little love to someone, go check out her Etsy shop!
Thank you so much for reading, and Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful moms out there!