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Recipes: Mother's Day Tea


April 27, 2011


Shuna Lydon's rose petal–vanilla bean shortbreadShuna Lydon's rose petal–vanilla bean shortbread

Instead of taking Mom out for the requisite brunch this Mother's Day, why not throw a tea party in her honor? Keep things simple with this selection of decadent homemade sweets. Rose Petal–Vanilla Bean Shortbread These rose petal–flecked cookies have a wonderful crumbly texture and a delicate sweet, floral flavor. Homemade Mallomars Make your own batch of these gooey, crunchy, chocolate-covered marshmallow treats. Butterscotch Cashew Bars Salted, roasted cashews bring out the flavor of the butterscotch in these party-ready bars from renowned baker Amy Scherber. Mocha Chip Brownies Studded with chunks of milk chocolate and injected with a jolt of espresso, these brownies from Craft pastry chef Jennifer McCoy are a delicious indulgence. Mint Truffles An impressive addition to any dessert buffet, these fresh mint–infused chocolate confections are surprisingly easy to make.