Parisian Sweets for Mother's Day

Cream puffs minus the cream, chouquettes are made from an airy, subtly sweet dough that's crunchy with sugar on the outside. David Lebovitz, the author of Room for Dessert and Ready for Dessert, explains that chouquettes are a staple in Parisian bakeries—served in the afternoon and packed in little sacks. "They are easy to eat because they are not supersweet," he says.