I’m sure that I’ve said this before, but next to chocolate, my favourite dessert would be anything lemon flavoured. I love lemon tarts, and lemon meringue pie (when I can get them to set!), and I’ve shared a recipe for Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls on the blog before, which are the perfect healthy treat if you’re in the mood for something lemony. Wanting to expand my lemon dessert repertoire, I recently decided I should probably make something with lemon buttercream frosting (no explanation needed because YUM) and so, this recipe was born.
I made these cookies a few weeks ago, but was just thinking that they would be perfect for Mother’s Day festivities, or for a Mother’s Day gift. We usually do something brunch related for Mother’s Day (this year we actually have two brunches to go to on the same day…), and I think a light, shortbread cookie would be the perfect end to a mid-morning meal. Other suggestions for something sweet at brunch that come to mind are a French Yogurt Cake (this is one of my favorites and so simple), Raspberry-Ricotta Cake, Buttermilk and Berry Scones, or these adorable Madeleines.
And if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for one of the Moms in your life, one of my favourite food bloggers Local Milk (see Buttermilk and Berry Scones above) has put together a gift guide for The Cook, The Gardner, and The Crafter that is definitely worth checking out. I will take this Mepra 5 Piece Place Setting in gold please :).
Finally, if you, like me, are heading to a Mother’s Day brunch this weekend, you must read this hilarious blog: This Mother’s Day, Just Brunch Me In The F***ing Face. I’m actually looking forward to brunch, but this had me laughing out loud.
Happy Mother’s Day!