Mini Thanksgiving Desserts for a Sweet Holiday
When there are fewer people at the Thanksgiving dinner table, you don't need to whip up a massive pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake, but rather you can bake these cute mini Thanksgiving desserts for your sweet treat to end the meal. Each of these mini Thanksgiving dessert recipes are easy to eat, mess-free, and you can always save the remainders for enjoying throughout the rest of the week.
Ricotta and mascarpone cheese come together to fill these crispy, light and irresistibly flaky cannoli. They make a great finger-food dessert and are packed with pumpkin flavor.
Easy Thanksgiving Cookies
You can easily whip up these decadent cookie for your Thanksgiving gathering. Done in just 25 minutes, all you need is a pack of orange cake mix, dried cranberries, vegetable oil, and eggs.
With a flaky crust and creamy filling, by using this recipe you'll get to enjoy all the classic pumpkin pie flavor but in miniature form. Each bite is finished off with a topping of a creamy marshmallow blend and crunchy pecans.
Pecan Pie Cookies
These pecan pie cookies are similar to thumbprint cookies, with a light shortbread-like dough and then a sticky, nutty pecan filling in the middle. "You can spice up the cookies by adding cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg to the cookie mix," says recipe creator eibbed0001.
Acorn Candy Cookies
There's no baking required for these easy treats, simply "glue" together the components with chocolate frosting. These cute Thanksgiving dessert cookies can be enjoyed as is or you can even use them as a topper for other desserts, like cupcakes.
Mini Pecan Pie Cheesecakes
Cheesecake can be super decadent, but these pecan pie mini cheesecakes come out an easy-to-eat size, even after you've indulged in Thanksgiving dinner.
Brownies can never be a bad choice for dessert, and these are Thanksgiving themed by adding in pumpkin, walnuts, and plenty of fall spices.
Mini Apple Pies
Apple pie is a classic all-American dessert, especially when served with a scoop of rich vanilla ice cream. If you don't have mini pie dishes on hand, you can always bake these up in a muffin tin.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling
Chocolate, pumpkin, and cheesecake create a triple threat for a mini Thanksgiving dessert recipe you'll want to make each year. The cake is rich and moist, while the filling is silky smooth and packed with pumpkin. Top with chocolate chips for extra richness and a pretty appearance.
Mini Brownie Turkeys
Put turkey of a different variety on the dinner table this Thanksgiving. These brownie bites are decorated with candies and frosting, a great activity for keeping little ones entertained.