Stumped on what to buy Mom this year? You can never go wrong with a homemade treat. Package these cookies in mason jars or decorative tins, or set them out for teatime after Mother's Day brunch.

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Instead of serving mom a plain, boring shortbread cookie, dress up the classic by drizzling chocolate on top. Don't worry about using a double boiler—simply melt the chocolate in the microwave, then drizzle over the cooled cookies. Get the recipe
Levi Brown
Levi Brown

Chocolate-Drizzled Shortbread

Instead of serving mom a plain, boring shortbread cookie, dress up the classic by drizzling chocolate on top. Don't worry about using a double boiler—simply melt the chocolate in the microwave, then drizzle over the cooled cookies.

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Jose Picayo

Lemon Cornmeal Sandwich Cookies

Sweetened lemon-infused cream cheese makes a luxurious filling for these rustic cookies. Adding lemon zest to the cookie batter completes the ultimate citrus-lover's treat.

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Philip Friedman; Styling: Michelle Gatton

Jitterbugs

A Scandinavian coffee break staple, these delicate spiral cookies combine decadent shortbread with a ribbon of light, crunchy meringue. You likely have all the ingredients on hand, making these cookies a great last-minute gift.

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Sang An

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

If Mom's a fan of after-dinner coffee and tea, she'll enjoy eating these cookies alongside her beverage. Adding the tea leaves directly into the cookie dough ensures every bite is infused with Earl Grey flavor.

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Christopher Baker

Drop-and-Bake Lace Cookies

Their delicate look might seem intimidating, but the secret to these chic cookies couldn't be any simpler: a well-lined, non-stick cookie sheet.

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Philip Friedman; Styling: Michelle Gatton

Double Vanilla Drops

A supercharged dose of vanilla in the form of both extract and vanilla beans makes these sweet, cakey, glazed cookies utterly irresistible.

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Victor Schrager

Raspberry linzer cookies

Add ground toasted almonds to the batter to give these beautiful sandwich cookies a fragrant nuttiness. If Mom's not a fan of raspberry jam, feel free to substitute her favorite flavor.

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Philip Friedman; Styling: Michelle Gatton

Pistachio Matcha Financiers

A shot of earthy matcha and chopped pistachios lend a modern edge to this version of the classic buttery, bite-size French tea cakes.

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David Prince

Orange-Glazed Cookies 

Dress up sugar cookies with a citrus glaze made from confectioners’ sugar, orange juice, and orange zest. The best way to achieve an even coat of glaze? Gently dipping the top of each cookie into the mixture.

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Raymond Hom

Chocolate-Cherry Biscotti

Chocolate-lovers will appreciate this gift, which you can package in cellophane and wrap with a ribbon. If you're feeling especially decadent, dip one side of each cookie in melted chocolate.

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José Picayo

Coconut Macaroons

These light and chewy macaroons offer a tropical crunch for fruit lovers. Dip the bottoms in melted chocolate if you prefer a richer dessert.

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David Prince

Lemon-Chamomile Shortbread

Buttery and crumbly, with a gentle flavor of citrus and herbal tea, these simple biscuits are the ultimate after dinner treat. Trust us when we say Mom will be going back for seconds.

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