Mother’s Day Chamomile Butter Cookies

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

Oven °325

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions: 

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!

 

16 Comments

  • Elese Cosgrove
    6 months ago

    I’m the mom-in-law here to say, these are creative bursts of delicious flavor perfect with my cup of tea. They’re small enough I can guilt-free eat quite a few and then some more…

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      6 months ago

      Love you! Thanks so much for stopping by. I am thrilled that you liked the cookies! Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day. <3

  • Karen Harris
    6 months ago

    Momma just finished eating about 10 of your homemade cookies… and they were delicious! Thank you for my wonderful mother’s day gift made with love!

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      6 months ago

      I love you, momma! So glad you enjoyed your cookies. I miss you so much! Thanks for stopping by<3

  • 6 months ago

    What a great idea! I will definitely have to try this out. Do you think it would work well with other types of tea?

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      6 months ago

      Hey girl! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂 I hope you love the cookies! I do think that this recipe could work well with numerous kinds of tea, so definitely get creative with it and let me know how it turns out for you. I am wanting to experiment more with different tea flavors as well and hope to add more recipes to the blog real soon <3

  • 6 months ago

    I love eating and baking tea cookies! This looks like a fun recipe to bring with me to Paris 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • 6 months ago

    I love eating and baking tea cookies! I will definitely try this recipe when I move into my apartment in Paris 🙂

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      6 months ago

      They are so tasty! I am super jealous that you’ll be moving to Paris. Good luck settling in and I hope you love the cookies whenever you’re able to give them a try! Thanks for stopping by <3

  • 6 months ago

    These sound AMAZING! Definitely pinning this <3

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      6 months ago

      Thank you SO much, girl! That’s very sweet. I hope you absolutely love them whenever you give them a try!

  • 6 months ago

    Oh my! came across your post over at RTS, and couldn’t help it. These look so good and so about to make it! Thanks Danielle!

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      6 months ago

      Hey girl! Thank you so much for stopping by. These cookies turned out to be super yummy and aren’t difficult to make, so you should definitely give them a try sometime! Thanks again <3

  • 6 months ago

    Wow. These look amazing! Love the cookie pan!

  • 6 months ago

    Wow! These look amazing. Love the cookie pan!

    • Danielle Cosgrove
      6 months ago

      Thank you so much! And they are super tasty, for sure. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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