05/03/2015 08:05 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

7 Sweet Treats for Mother's Day

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.

1. Buttermilk Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


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

2. Almond Biscotti


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

3. Super Simple Strawberry Cake


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

4. Luscious Lemon Squares


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

5. Snickerdoodles


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

6. Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies


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

7. Peach & Mango Smoothies


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