A Sweet Mother’s Day Surprise from Nomoo Cookies

A Sweet Mother’s Day Surprise from Nomoo Cookies

spring sweets boxMoms can be tricky to shop for. When you ask them what they want as a gift, oftentimes they respond with something inanimate, like happiness. It would be nice to be able to buy happiness, but unfortunately we cannot, so we must forge on in search of another idea. There is one gift everyone is excited to receive, and more than excited to use; FOOD! However, given a hectic schedule, hassle of the grocery store, and high potential you could mess this up, obtaining this gift isn’t always easy. Lucky for you, we looked for an appropriate solution to the predicament and found a solution in Nomoo Cookie Company. Nomoo Cookie Company offers delicious, dairy-free and vegan cookies that are soft and chewy, with flavors so perfectly balanced they could be in Cirque du Soleil.

Nomoo has created a Spring Sweets Box with your mother in mind, including a dozen cookies in three handcrafted flavors. The first of this holy trinity is the Lovely Lemon Berry, a sandwich cookie boasting a layer of flavorful organic strawberry jam cuddled between two crisp and zesty lemon cookies. Next up, we have the Crazy Nutty Coco which is a chocolate cookie with candied and salted almonds nestled throughout. Last, but certainly not least, your gift box will include a Baby Vanilla Angel Food Cake, a bite sized take on the classic dessert.

And for those of you who want to go above and beyond this Mother’s Day, we’ve come up with several quick and easy ways to dress up your cookies and give your mom a semi-homemade treat.

  • Loco for Coco Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich: Scoop some of your favorite dairy free ice cream onto a Loco for Coco, then sandwich it with another cookie. Cookietastic!
  • Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake: Mix 8 oz of Vegan Cream cheese with 3/4 cup of powdered sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Dip in with a Lovely Lemon Berry!
  • Baby Angel Food Cake with Berries and Coconut Whipped Cream: Grab a handful of your favorite fruit (strawberries, peaches, blueberries) cut them into slices, and toss them in a pan over medium heat until simmered into their own syrupy goodness. Add your berry mix to a Baby Angel Food Cake, top with a dollop of dairy-free Coconut Whipped Cream, and enjoy!

After you’re ready to retire as a pasty chef, you and mom can share the leftover cookies over coffee and some conversation. Happy Mother’s Day!

Eat a Slice of King Cake, Toast to Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras or literally translated, Fat Tuesday is today! Break out the beads, make a toast, and celebrate the last day before Lent. Tradition has it that the holiday is called Fat Tuesday because it’s the last day to feast on rich, fatty foods before fasting for Lent begins.

Have you ever eaten a King Cake? Popular in Europe and New Orleans, this ring-shaped cake is served from the Christmas season until Mardi Gras. In New Orleans, it’s likely to be guzzled down at Mardi Gras office parties, city celebrations, and gatherings with family and friends.

King Cake has hints of cinnamon and nutmeg and if you like, you can also add raisins and nuts. Drizzled over the cake is a silky glaze that is sprinkled with festive sugar in the Mardi Gras colors: purple, gold, and green.

The fun part about this dessert is that the cake is baked with a small plastic baby inside. People have also substituted the plastic baby for a bean or piece of candy. The person that gets the slice with the baby becomes king for the day and gets to host next year’s King Cake party.