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Mother's Day Dessert Recipes

Need sweet ideas for Mother's Day? Treat her to one of these delicious recipes for cakes, parfaits, cheesecakes, cookies, cupcakes and more.

Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies

OUR GRANDCHILDREN go through these cookies like locusts in a wheat field! I always tell my husband to try hiding them when the grandkids come, but their little noses find them every time. -Martha Crowe, La Plata, Maryland

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

Set out a basket of these pleasing "lollipops" at your next bazaar or family event and watch them disappear! You can easily create characters by icing the cookies with store-bought frosting like the CT home economists did here or serve them plain just as Jan Cassidy of El Reno, Oklahoma often does. "Our children love eating cookies either way," Jan details. "What I enjoy is the fact that serving the sweets on sticks like this keeps messy hands to a minimum."—Jan Cassidy, El Reno, Oklahoma

Peanut Butter Baskets

Peanut Butter Baskets

Peanut Butter Baskets

Rich, buttery cookies become more delightful still topped with peanut butter cups and candy. They are cute for spring, but I've used appropriately colored decorations to match occasions at any time of the year. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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Blueberry-Sausage Breakfast Cake

Blueberry-Sausage Breakfast Cake

Blueberry-Sausage Breakfast Cake

I fix this recipe for my co-workers often. It's very simple and can be prepared the night before.

Strawberry Cream Cookies

Strawberry Cream Cookies

Strawberry Cream Cookies

The cream cheese cookie looks lovely on a tea tray.

Sour Cream Biscotti

Sour Cream Biscotti

Sour Cream Biscotti

I got this recipe from my uncle's mother. These crisp cookies are perfect for dunking in milk or coffee.

Mama's Snow Cake

Mama's Snow Cake

Mama's Snow Cake

For a beautiful finish to a winter meal, I serve this "snow" cake. This dessert is so impressive its fluffy interior and its sweet exterior.—Jim Luker, Chesapeake, Virginia

Blueberry Lemon Crepes

Blueberry Lemon Crepes

Blueberry Lemon Crepes

My daughter, Dena, is the real cook in our family, and she's always trying new recipes and encouraging me to fix things, too. She insisted I make these crepes, and I'm glad she did—now they are my husband Jake's favorite dessert!

Mother's Walnut Cake

Mother's Walnut Cake

Mother's Walnut Cake

Even though Mother baked this tall, beautiful cake often when I was growing up, it was a real treat every time. I like the walnuts in the cake and the frosting. Mother frequently used black walnuts from our trees.—Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

At the downtown Chicago law firm where I work, we often bring in goodies for special occasions. When co-workers hear I've baked these melt-in-your-mouth cookies, they make a special trip to my floor to sample them. Best of all, these crisp, buttery treats can be made in no time. —Janis Gruca, Mokena, Illinois

Blueberry Breakfast Sauce

Blueberry Breakfast Sauce

Blueberry Breakfast Sauce

This fresh-tasting sauce, chock-full of blueberries, tastes great served over pancakes, French toast, waffles or even ice cream. Whether you use fresh or frozen blueberries, the flavor is fantastic...and with only four ingredients, it cooks up in a flash. —Ellen Benninger Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
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