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.

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1. Mini Cranberry, Pistachio and Chocolate Panettone

Not only are they fun-sized, they’re also light, airy and moist (unlike the dry, boring store-bought kind).

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2. Mini Caramel Pecan Pies with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

It’s two desserts in one bite. And just look at those Instagram-worthy caramel drips.

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3. Mini Citrus Monkey Bread

They might be mini, but they sure are sticky. Pass the napkins.

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4. No-Bake Mini Mason Jar Spiced Cheesecakes

These little guys take all of ten minutes to assemble, but they’re packed to the brim with flavor.

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5. Mini Cranberry Potpies

Tonight, sharing is optional.

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6. No-Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles

You can start with store-bought cookies to save yourself some time, and no, you don’t have to tell anyone.

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7. Mini No-Bake Gingersnap Icebox Cakes

Try not to ogle over how cute they are. You still have to drizzle them with caramel sauce.

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8. Mini Apple Cinnamon Tarts

They look like a fancy bakery treat, but they have a secret. (It’s frozen puff pastry. That’s the secret.)

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9. Mini Chocolate Snowball Cakes

You’re about to win the lunchbox snack game.

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10. Mini Tiramisu

Don’t mind if we tirami-do.

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11. Miniature Banoffee Cobblers

Banoffee is a combination of banana and toffee. Never had it? You’re in for a treat.

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12. Mini M&M’s Cookies

If you haven’t already, it’s time to bust out the seasonal candy. (Fair warning: The tinier the cookie, the faster they disappear.)

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13. Chocolate-Stuffed Brownie Bites

Because they’re mini, they’re also easy to bake. You could whip them up every week, but that might get dangerous...

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Half Baked Harvest

14. Vanilla Sugar Dusted Macaroon Trees

We’ve always wanted to stroll through a forest of tiny, sugary trees.

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15. Mini Gingerbread Houses

They’re sturdy enough to rest on the rim of a hot cup of tea, but not so sturdy that they taste like cardboard—an important consideration when it comes to gingerbread.

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Spoon Fork Bacon

16. Mini Citrus Pavlovas

The winter fruit selection can feel bleak, but don’t forget all the citrus!

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Pinch of Yum

17. Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Mini thumbprints call for mini thumbs. Read: It’s time to get the kids involved.

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18. Nutella Sandwich Cookies

We love the combination of melt-in-your-mouth meringue cookies and rich, sweet Nutella.

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19. Three-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

Introducing your new favorite party dessert. Everyone will be so impressed.

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20. Gingerbread Cupcakes

Who needs a whole loaf when you can have a cake all to yourself?

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21. Peppermint Devil’s Food Hi-Hat Cupcakes

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.)

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22. Eggnog Panna Cotta

Psst: It’s a three-ingredient dessert, but it doesn’t taste like it.

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23. Peppermint Patties

These classic candies are easier to make at home than you think, plus you’ll need something to do while you watch Christmas Vacation for the third time.

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24. Orange and Chocolate Brioche Tarts

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.

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25. Muffin-Tin Lemon Meringue Tartlets

We’re getting lost in those swoops and swirls.

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