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Handprint Cookies for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is in TWO DAYS, and I’ve got another Daddy-proof and Kid-friendly treat idea that is a lot of fun to make! We’re all about the handprint thing in our house. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s totally sentimental. Best gift-giving resource EVER, right?? So why not put it on a cookie?

**disclaimer: steps requiring the use of a knife or an oven are parental territory!

Step 1: prepare sugar cookie dough. My favorite recipe is here.
Step 2: carefully cut around the shape of your kids’ hands, like so:

Step 3: Bake according to recipe instructions
{a little tip: I found it easiest to do the cutting on parchment paper– that way I didn’t have to lift the cut dough (the fingers make them difficult to move before baking), I could just lift up the parchment paper and put it directly onto the cookie sheet. }

Step 4: Prepare colored frosting. Scoop heaping 1-2 tablespoons of white frosting in microwave safe bowls (according to the number of colors you want to make) and heat each one for 20 seconds. Stir in food coloring until smooth and fully incorporated.


Step 5: Paint hands (using a new, clean brush!) with colored frosting (it’s a little too hot when it first comes out, so give it a few seconds to cool just a little bit)…

Step 6: Press “painted” hand onto cookie, and step back to enjoy your handy work :)

Want more? How about these sweet thumbprint flowers:

These are great for the really little kids as there are no sharp blades dangerously close to uncontrollably wiggly hands. {and you can do all the prep work without the kiddos}

Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

9 comments on “Handprint Cookies for Mother’s Day”

  1. I’ve got to share this with my sister. She owns a Montessori School. Fun kid project!


  2. What a fun way to get the kids involved.

    I am also hosting a giveaway, I would love it if you came and stopped by:

  3. You’re a genius, and these are DARLING! Time to pin:)

  4. What a fun idea. To make it a bit safer… I think I would trace their hands on paper or cereal box then use that to cut the cookies out. I can’t wait to make them.

  5. This such a great idea! My son would love to have his hand dipped in frosting.

  6. my heart just swelled – I just love this. My nephew has autism and my sister is always looking for crafts that he might be able to do, he happens to be just in love with “finger painting” so this might be something he could do and I will pass it on……just awesome!

  7. This looks so cool! Can’t wait to do this with my kids.

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