Handprint Cookies for Mother’s Day Recipe

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These Handprint Cookies for Mother’s Day are perfect. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s totally sentimental. Show your mom the handy work you’ve done. And have a Happy Mothers Day. Hope you get some Mothers Day gifts!


  • Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Colored frostings
  • A knife


  1. Prepare sugar cookie dough. My favorite recipe is here.
  2. Carefully cut around the shape of your kids’ hands.
  3. Bake according to recipe instructions
  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.
  5. Paint hands 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.
  6. Press “painted” hand onto cookie, and let your mom enjoy your handy work!

Want more? How about these sweet thumbprint flowers, use the same simple steps.

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9 thoughts on “Handprint Cookies for Mother’s Day Recipe”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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