We believe the best gifts are the ones you make by hand with love — and we bet many mothers out there do, too. This Mother’s Day, surprise Mom with a homemade gift baked in your own kitchen and filled with her favorite flavors. We have delicious treats that can be wrapped up (and even mailed!) as gifts, plus ones to end a meal you share together. Read on for the recipes, and have a Happy Mother’s Day!
These sweet treats are easily wrapped up into beautiful packages to give Mom on her special day.
|Triple Citrus-Ginger Quick Bread
Orange, lemon and lime zest add bright flavor to this subtly sweet breakfast bread. Present it in a gorgeous ceramic loaf pan for a gift that keeps on giving.
|Honeyed Biscotti with Almonds and Dates
Biscotti take some time and effort to make from scratch, but these are well worth it — and Mom will thank you. They keep well, so they make especially good gifts; arrange them in a beautiful cookie tin that she’ll reuse again and again.
|Carrot Cupcakes with Mascarpone Icing
She’s never too old for cupcakes! Our version is made with fresh carrots, carrot juice and creamy cheese for a not-too-sweet treat that’s just right.
|Jammy Linzer Sandwich Cookies
These rich, crumbly cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee. Make the gift personal by filling them with her favorite flavored jam (kids will love to help assemble them!).
A celebratory Mother’s Day meal deserves a memorable finale, and these desserts are sure to make her smile.
A traditional millefeuille features layers of puff pastry and whipped cream, but our version showcases fresh spring strawberries, too. It’s as elegant as it is delicious.
|Lemon Curd Layer Cake
A homemade cake always feels special on a family holiday. With its light, delicate texture, this one pairs perfectly with tangy lemon curd and a simple whipped cream topping.
|Dulce de Leche and Cashew Brownies
Chef Suzanne Goin created these moist, delicious brownies just for her Mother’s Day celebration with family. Laced with rich caramel sauce and topped with toasted cashews, they’re positively decadent with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (And they work as gifts, too!)
Here’s another recipe from a famous mom. Author and TV star Nigella Lawson created these individual versions of Italian tiramisu, which are served in martini glasses. We think Mom will love the fancy presentation.