Chocolates that are really Cookies

Mother's Day gets me every time. (It's in 6 days. Just so you know.)

I love my mom. That's not the problem. I mean, she makes my kids aprons and sends me my very most favorite candy in the whole wide world for Easter. She goes all over town to find the exact shape of pasta that my son needs in Korea. She helped me judge the contest and if you asked her right now...she could still tell you what my favorite SCENT was in high school. AND...I'm not her only child. She takes care of her own children, other people's children, her house, her yard, her neighbors...and the abandoned cat that made a home in her backyard and then had kittens....She's basically a saint. But she would be super embarrassed if I told you that. So I wo--  Oh. Well, you know what? It's true. I'm not taking it back.

The problem is that I don't know what to DO FOR HER on Mother's Day. What I'd love to do, I can't, because it involves me and her being in the same zip code, and I live on the other side of the world. So I spend months thinking about it and then at the last minute I panic, and send her socks and a flashlight. Which my gracious mother happily exclaims are just what she wanted and desperately needed.

I usually narrow it down to one of the following 5 choices --

Jewelry or Accessories. The thing is... I'm not any good at picking that kind of stuff out. If it were up to mother would have matching jelly bracelets for every outfit she owns. So I went ahead and made her the cookie version last year. (And my SON sent her an actual necklace. For real. Picked it out himself and everything.)

Food of some kind. Take her out. Bring it in. Make it in a pretty jar and let her look at it for a while... This isn't really an option for me right now. She doesn't really like dried squid on a stick. And lasagna just doesn't mail very well. (The box gets all squishy.) Some day though...I'm totally going to make her some bibimbap. And I won't even wait for Mother's Day to do it.

Flowers. I'm just saying it's an option. It's a good one. It's not original, but it's a beautiful option of lovingness and...umm...more love... in a vase. My mom is kind of allergic to her favorite flowers though. Which are not daffodils. (Just to be clear, in case my husband needs to know this for the future -- those are MY favorites. And Lillies.)

Spa type items. I don't have a picture because I have never made spa type items in cookie form. I don't know why. I guess I just think that making a massage cookie is kind of weird. But if that's a deal breaker for you... go ahead and check out Anne's Totally Glam cookies. Because anything related at all to a person and making them feel better or look better or smell better falls under that huge spa-type-items umbrella, right? (Don't disillusion me if I am wrong.)

And that brings us to Chocolates or Candy. This is my favorite one. I love to buy candy and chocolates "for my mom." And then "forget" where I "hid" them. And then "eat" them. All. At one time. When no one is watching.

But also, I love to make them into cookies. You guys -- these cookies are SO SO quick and easy!! I used melted chocolate to decorate these cookies. And that means -- zero dry time. I just popped them in the fridge for 10 minutes and they were good to go. AND... I got to use my decorating bottles for the first time ever. AND, AND... I used chili pepper chocolate and didn't tell my husband. That will be a fun surprise. Great day all around.

But....I can't mail chocolate to my mom. So...that leaves me with socks and a flashlight. Again. (Shhhh. Don't tell her. I want it to be a surprise.)

What do YOU give your mom for Mother's Day? Have I missed something? Any other flashlight and sock givers out there?


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