Is this sentence correct?
My mother and best friend loves cooking as much as I do.
Considering that I'm referring to the same person here, would it be better if I put it this way:
My mother and my best friend loves cooking as much as I do.
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If you are referring to the same person, then "My mother and best friend loves cooking as much as I do" is correct. If you say "My mother and my best friend", it sounds like you're talking about two different people.
Edit: (Thanks to @sumelic - I was searching for a while until I saw the added tags that helped me figure out exactly what parts of speech these were.)
I found this article from Merriam Webster. In it, it states:
SINGULAR SUBJECT: The dog barks every morning. ... TWO SINGULAR: The dog and the cat bother me. TWO PLURAL: The dogs and the cats bother me. ONE SINGULAR, ONE PLURAL: The dog and cats bother me.
Since your mother is one singular subject, it should mirror the first sentence:
The dog barks every morning. = My mother and best friend loves cooking as much as I do.