Surprise Mom on Mother’s Day with unique and thoughtful sweet treats. We share a few ideas below using Walkers’ world-famous shortbread with ways to customize a meaningful gift for Mom. Whether you live in a different timezone than Mom, she has a gluten allergy, or you’re a mom looking to spend some quality time with your little ones – we have you covered with Mother’s Day dessert ideas.
- Does Your Mom Live Long Distance? Baking a special chocolatey treat for Mom might seem risky when she lives far away. The chance of chocolate melting in transit means she might open a mess by the time it arrives. To combat this issue and provide a double gift at the same time, use an insulated tote bag lined with reusable ice pack sheets. Your sweet crafted treats should stay intact – and she can reuse the tote for picnics, beach days, or road trips. A few treats that travel well are Millionaire’s Shortbread and Shortbread Turtle Cookies. Both feature Walkers’ classic shortbread, chocolate, and caramel, and stay fresh for several days while chilled. For extra packing – use an insulated shipping cooler.
- Is Your Mom Gluten-Sensitive? When baking Mother’s Day desserts for gluten-free moms, many conventional recipes get overlooked because there is no easy way to modify them and preserve consistency of texture and flavor. Fortunately, we maintain an entire online catalogue exclusively featuring gluten-free recipes. For a bright citrus flavor, Gluten-Free Lemon Ginger Cheesecakes pack zest and crunch. Walkers’ Gluten-Free Lemon Ginger Shortbread serves as the base of these smooth and creamy individual serving-sized cheesecakes that take less than a half hour to bake. If Mom has a gluten allergy and a love for chocolate, Hello Dolly Bars layer gluten-free shortbread, coconut, chocolate, and pecans. Mom will likely ask you to make these decadent, gluten-free chocolate bars again—even before next Mother’s Day!
- Are You Cooking With the Kids? These recipes are kid-friendly with minimal ingredients and no baking necessary! You and the kids will have simple kitchen fun together on Mother’s Day creating Dirt Flower Pot Cakes with our cute Scottie Dog Shortbreads. These whimsical creations can also serve as temporary centerpieces during your Mother’s Day dinner. The only item that may require minimal preparation is the instant pudding mix, but substituting for pre-made pudding can cut the prep time even further. A simpler option is Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Sandwich Cookies. You and the kids can use each of your favorite preserves, jams or jellies to layer in between the cookies, and then dip half the “sandwich” in melted chocolate. Yummy fun for all and no big cleanup required – which means more quality time with little ones!
What are you making for dessert on Mother’s Day?