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7 Sweet Treats for Mother's Day

05/03/2015 08:05 am ET | Updated May 01, 2016
Jennifer Segal

Mother's Day is approaching fast, and what mom doesn't deserve a delicious treat? These gorgeous sweets will show the special moms in your life just how much you appreciate them.

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This pretty cupcake is simple and downright delicious. Buttermilk adds a subtle, pleasant tang and keeps the cupcakes moist, while a luscious swirl of cream cheese frosting takes them over the top. GET THE RECIPE

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If mom loves her coffee, she'll flip over these simple Italian-style cookies. They are everything you want good biscotti to be: buttery, lightly sweet, and crunchy but not tooth-shattering. GET THE RECIPE

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Quite simply, one of the easiest, prettiest, most delicious cakes you'll ever make. GET THE RECIPE

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With a crisp and buttery shortbread crust and tart-yet-sweet lemon filling, these are the ultimate lemon squares -- and they're as pretty as they are delicious! GET THE RECIPE

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These buttery cookies dusted with cinnamon-sugar are easy and fun to bake, so kids can help make them for mom. GET THE RECIPE

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Part cookie, part brownie -- who doesn't love blondies? The best part is that they're ridiculously easy to make. This version, make with chocolate chips and pecans, is my all-time favorite. GET THE RECIPE

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What mom wouldn't love a healthy, sweet smoothie on Mother's Day? These are perfect for breakfast to start the day -- they also make a refreshing afternoon snack or even a healthy dessert. GET THE RECIPE