When I was a kid we had a couple Japanese exchange students stay with our family and they would often bring kokeshi as a gift. I still have those lovely dolls and wouldn't turn down a cookie version either!
Sometimes you only want one little cookie. Sometimes you only want one little hard peppermint. I think this philosophy stretches across a lot of disciplines. Sometimes you only want one little cup of coffee, kiss from the dog, shot of tequila, chocolate on your pillow... I could go on and on.