Mother’s Day is almost here, and I’ve been thinking a lot about what this holiday means to me.
For the first 30 years of my life, it was always about my own Mama, a day to let her know how much all her daughters love and appreciate what a loving, kind, and generous role model she has been to all of us.
Now that I have children of my own, it is a day I’m so proud of being a part of. I love being a Mom. I’ve said before that it’s my dream job and I really mean it.
Yes- it’s hard most days lately, and sometimes I cry because of this, but I still love it. Being a Mama feels so fulfilling to me, and this year I feel really lucky for my little family.
Another reason I love this holiday, is because it seems to embody everything spring-like and beautiful.
While Father’s Day in June reminds me of cookouts and sports, when I think of Mother’s Day it’s all flowers, brunch, and bright, beautiful things. I’m not sure what inspired these dainty little fruit tarts, but I think they are the perfect addition to a spring-y Mother’s Day spread.
I’ve shared my favorite fruit tart recipe before, and this a spin-off of that, using a sugar cookie as a crust instead of the typical pastry shell. Then we have a cream cheese filling, and of course lots of gorgeous fruit.
I love the tarts that include mandarin oranges and kiwi so I added those to the mix, but all berries or anything else that sounds good would work. This recipe opened up my eyes to the adorable-ness that are little tarts made with cookie crusts using a muffin tin. These crusts were so easy and I keep thinking of other yummy combos using all my favorite cookie recipes.
Have a wonderful weekend! I’m so happy to be spending it with my own sweet Mama and my babies. :)
Cookie recipe adapted from All Recipes As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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Cookie recipe adapted from All Recipes
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