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Chocolate is decadent and fruit desserts are refreshing, but when we want to feel all kinds of warm and fuzzy, we turn to cinnamon. The spice—which actually comes from tree bark—is sweet, spicy, warm and a welcome addition to everything from cakes and cookies to pies and pudding. Here are 21 cinnamon desserts that make the most of it.

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1. Cinnamon Sheet Cake with Cider Frosting

The cake is tender, moist and delicately spiced, while the flavorful cider icing is the crowning glory. Oh, and it’s ready in an hour, no big deal.

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2. Giant Cinnamon Roll

When it comes to cinnamon rolls, more is more. You could serve this for dessert or breakfast.

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3. Cinnamon Meringue Pie

The spicy-sweet custard filling is complemented by swoops and swirls of fluffy meringue.

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4. Swedish Cinnamon Buns Topped with Salted Caramel

These rolls have ribbons of cinnamon sugar, crunchy almonds and pools of sticky salted caramel contrasting with a pillowy-soft interior.

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5. Pumpkin Spice Pecan Rolls

What’s the key ingredient in pumpkin pie spice (and these sticky buns)? Cinnamon, of course.

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6. Doughnut Muffins

You don’t need a deep fryer or even a doughnut pan to make these cuties.

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7. ‘Potato’ Candy

These little guys are called potatoes because they look like spuds, but they’re actually made with cream cheese and coconut, dusted in cinnamon.

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8. Glazed Doughnut Cookies

These cookies bake up in a measly 15 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to decorate them. (Sprinkles are optional but encouraged.)

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9. Doughnut Chips

All you need is a waffle iron, a dozen doughnuts, cinnamon sugar and an appetite.

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10. Spiced Palmiers

It’s worth making your own puff pastry here, so you can flavor it with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves. (It’s easy to do, promise.)

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11. Giant Brown-Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookies

Extra brown sugar makes these cookies crackly and chewy. The only question: Milk or no milk?

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12. Mini Caramel Pecan Pies with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

These pie bites have a secret: The crust is made from store-bought cinnamon rolls.

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13. Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Glaze

These have all the good stuff: shredded carrots, toasted pecans and, of course, a cream cheese glaze. Finish them with a dusting of cinnamon that looks cute and tastes even better.

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14. Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon-Roll Crust

Once again, a tube of store-bought cinnamon rolls proves it’s worth its weight in gold.

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15. Swedish Cinnamon Rolls

They’re garnished with pearl sugar instead of a blanket of frosting, so they’re just sweet enough.

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16. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

Everything is better when cream cheese is involved, right?

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17. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon Swirl Frosting

The mini snickerdoodle cookies are totally optional, but they’re pretty hard to pass up if you ask us.

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18. Blender Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Bars

The filling gets made in a blender so it’s super smooth and creamy.

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19. Cinnamon Apple Cake

It’s tender, moist and tastes just like the one Grandma used to make. Pick a crisp, tart apple like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp, or use a mix of both.

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20. Cinnamon Roll Mugs

Good news: You don’t have to share.

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21. Cinnamon-Mascarpone Pudding

Our pudding is in its own class—luxurious, creamy and finished in ten minutes (even better, it can be made the night before).

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