If we had to choose between eating one normal-size cookie and popping seven tiny ones into our mouth in rapid succession, we’d choose mini every. Single. Time. We can’t exactly explain the allure of tiny treats, but we can provide these mini Christmas desserts—from pint-size panettone to tiny tiramisu—to make your holiday season that much more magical. Set out a few extra for Santa on Christmas Eve—we hear he has a big appetite.
25 Mini Christmas Desserts That Are Equal Parts Delightful and Delicious
- Time Commitment: 2 hours, 50 minutes
- Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, special occasion–worthy, <500 calories
Not only are they fun-sized, they’re also light, airy and moist (unlike the dry, boring store-bought kind).
- Time Commitment: 3 hours
- Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, kid-friendly, special occasion–worthy
These aren’t just any chocolate cupcakes. Nope, they’re topped with a huge mound of minty marshmallow frosting and covered with a thin layer of chocolate glaze. (Yum.)
- Time Commitment: 1 hour, plus overnight chilling time
- Why We Love It: special occasion–worthy, crowd-pleaser, make ahead
They don’t have a traditional pie crust, but that’s not holding them back. Anything can be pie (or a tart) if you have the right mindset. The brioche dough can even be made ahead and frozen for up to a month.
Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City restaurants. She used to sling sugary desserts in a pastry kitchen, but now she’s an avid home cook and fanatic baker.