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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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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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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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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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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