Two-Bite Delights for Christmas

These delightful little cookies, tarts, and candies prove that good things come in small packages.

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    Double-Almond and Raspberry Blossoms

    Enjoy the double delight of almond in both the filling and the pastry shell of these dainty tarts.

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    Cherry Tassies

    Laced with peppermint and topped with long-stemmed maraschino cherries, these moist tartlets make the ultimate holiday treat. For a bit of glitz, sprinkle them with coarse sugar after baking.

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    French Filled Macaroons

    These chewy meringue cookies can go sweet or tart depending on the filling you choose. Here, we've alternated between lemon curd and raspberry jam.

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    Peanut Bites

    These delicious little cookies take just three ingredients to make: pound cake, vanilla frosting, and peanuts.

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    Mini Fruit Tortes

    As tasty as they are beautiful, these diminutive, no-bake tortes come together in a few simple steps with store-bought ingredients.

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    Nutmeg Kisses with White Chocolate Drizzle

    Light and sweet, these spiced meringues will melt in your mouth. Drizzled white chocolate adds a dash of decadence.

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    Browned Butter Toffee Tartlets

    These mini tarts have a sweet toffee filling and are topped with a crumbled chocolate-covered toffee bar.

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    Butterscotch Tassies

    A buttery, chocolaty mixture fills delicate puff pastry drizzled with homemade butterscotch sauce. Tight on time? Use store-bought pastry shells instead.

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    Pistachio Cookie Cups

    These tartlike cookies are filled with bright green pistachios and red dried cranberries for a naturally festive holiday color duo.

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    Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets

    Add pizzazz to any holiday party with tarts that offer the creaminess of a classic strawberry cheesecake in a mini version that's every bit as delicious.

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    Choco-Berry Tartlets

    A sweet and creamy chocolate-raspberry-coconut blend fills these bite-size tartlets. You can make them using a standard muffin pan.

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    Tropical Dream Tassies

    A luscious lime filling gives these tiny tarts a refreshing twist. Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

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    Cappuccino Love Bites

    For this simple topper, press a striped chocolate kiss into each baked cookie while it's still warm. After the chocolate softens, swirl it with a knife.

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    Rocky Road Tassies

    All the goodness of this beloved candy bar is tucked into buttery pastry shells topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

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    Bittersweet Cheese Truffle

    For the ultimate sweet treat, coat morsels of rich French Mimolette cheese in bittersweet chocolate and pieces of dried mango.

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    Chocolate-Peppermint Meringue Kisses

    Ideal for a holiday open house, these sweets feature a layer of crushed peppermint candy, velvety chocolate, and billowy meringue.

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    Mocha Truffle Tartlets

    Melted dark chocolate and creamy coffee-flavored mousse make these tartlets a hit; save time by making them with store-bought phyllo pastry.

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    Fudge Brownie Tartlets

    A decadent homemade frosting fills buttery pastry shells; serve it with tawny port or espresso.

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  • Next Slideshow Fantastic Holiday Bar Cookies

    Fantastic Holiday Bar Cookies

    These festive holiday bar cookie recipes -- including butterscotch-toffee bars and classic brownies -- make delicious gifts and party desserts. With make-ahead options, store-bought shortcuts, and mix-and-match topping ideas, the hardest part of your holiday dessert prep will be choosing which of these marvelous and merry bar cookies to try first.
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