16 Edible Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love (Because They're Homemade)

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I know gifts are not everyone’s love language. My mom prefers a thoughtful note or short phone call. But I have discovered one gift she always appreciates (and can’t return): something totally homemade. As a kid, this meant painted flower pots, personalized aprons, and very rhyme-y poetry. This year, I’m turning to from-scratch cookies, caramels, muffins, or bars. Here are 16 edible Mother's Day gifts that I’m considering (plus a card, of course!).

16 Edible Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love (Because They're Homemade)

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    Smoked Tea Caramels

    Smoked Tea Caramels

    Food52 - hardlikearmour

    Author Notes Why did I pick this recipe to be remembered for? When I was a kid one of the best things about Christmas was the caramels my mom would make. She would cut them into the tiniest pieces, and...

    Chocolate Bundt Cake

    Chocolate Bundt Cake

    Food52 - Kelsey Banfield

    Author Notes Knowing my love for chocolate, my friend Hilary made me a version of this cake for my birthday one year. The recipe was inspired by something similar she had tasted in a restaurant during...

    Lime Cornmeal Biscotti

    Lime Cornmeal Biscotti

    Food52 - Merrill Stubbs

    Author Notes Amanda and I were recently in Boston and dropped by one of my old stomping grounds, Flour Bakery and Cafe in the South End. I worked there for a short while when I lived in Boston and was...

    Giant Chocolate Bar

    Giant Chocolate Bar

    Food52 - Erin Jeanne McDowell

    Author Notes This simple dessert is made by pouring tempered chocolate into a loaf pan, and sprinkling on tasty add-ins. Any loaf pan will work, but I will say I have two faves: silicone pans, which will...

    Silky Chocolate Truffles

    Silky Chocolate Truffles

    Food52 - Teresa Floyd

    Author Notes Here, chocolate ganache (made in the food processor!) makes for the creamiest (and easiest) of truffles. Butter enhances the final smoothness and flavor, and a small amount of glucose creates...

    Yogurt White Chocolate

    Yogurt White Chocolate

    Food52 - Alice Medrich

    Author Notes For those of you on the fence about the merits of white chocolate in the first place—adding a hint of tangy yogurt may be all it takes to knock you over. Yogurt may be the magic ingredient...

    Wrinkly Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Wrinkly Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Food52 - Emma Laperruque

    Author Notes Adapted from Sarah Kieffer’s game-changing, Instagram-famous cookies—found in her cookbook The Vanilla Bean Baking Book—this recipe is all about the wrinkles. Kieffer swears by the “pan-banging”...

    Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread

    Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread

    Food52 - EmilyC

    Author Notes This shortbread is my twist on traditional Scottish shortbread. In my mind, they're pretty much the perfect cookies—rich, buttery, salty-sweet, and delightfully crumbly. The malty sweetness...

    Macaroons

    Macaroons

    Food52 - we eat. happy.

    Author Notes These are simple, classic, straight-up macaroons adapted from Tamra Davis (director/ chef/ mom/ married to a Beastie Boy). This is a great recipe, they are perfectly fluffy & sweet without...

    Cook's Illustrated's Blondies

    Cook's Illustrated's Blondies

    Food52 - Genius Recipes

    Author Notes These are the blondies you'll become known for. A few notes: The key to their flavor is the heavy dose of vanilla -- don't skimp, and don't use artificial extract. Err on the side of under-baking....