Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Doughnut Cookies

Months ago I bought a cutter for making doughnuts, I've wanted to make them so many times since but haven't had the time to devote to them. I found the doughnut cutter earlier this week as I was attempting to sort out my ever growing cookie collection.

I decided to use it to make some cookie look-a-like doughnuts rather than fiddling around with dough making and raising times. In the end I didn't even use the cookie cutter as I wanted to make smaller puffy cookies, but will definitely use it to make some rolled cookies soon.
This one idea inspired me to make September a month of themed baking, sweets made of sweets. Hopefully most of this months post will be treats either inspired by or look-a-likes of other baked goodies, I'm thinking maybe some cookie lollipops, icecream cupcakes, and cookie pies as a few ideas.

Here is the first, cookie doughnuts. So so much faster than the real things but just as cute.
To make the Cookie Dough- prepare the cookie dough, I used this sugar cookie recipe.

For the Strawberry Glaze Icing
2 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon butter
2 tablespoons boiling water
pink colouring (how much you like)
1/2 teaspoon strawberry flavouring

To make the Icing- sift the icing sugar into a small bowl, stir in butter, colouring and strawberry flavouring and enough water to make a smooth icing. (The consistancy should be similar to thickened cream.)

To make the Cookies- Roll tablespoons of dough into balls.
Slightly flatten the balls of dough and cut a circle out of the center (I used the smaller end of my large plain piping tip.)
Place the cut cookies on a lined baking tray, about 2 inches apart. Chill the tray of unbaked cookies in the freezer for 5 minutes to stop them spreading too much while baking.

Bake the cookies for around 18 minutes until slightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool on trays before icing. While the cookies are cooling prepare the glaze icing.
Dip the top of the cookie into the strawberry glaze, gently lift out and allow a little of the excess icing to drip off.
The glaze will settle to coat the top.
Sprinkle the doughnut cookies with some pretty sprinkles.
Place the cookies wire rack to allow any excess icing to drip off.
When the glaze is set, eat them up!


  1. These are so cute. They look like perfect little doughnuts.

  2. Dear these doughnut cookies are perfect and lovely! may I?? I want to make soon!!! I will tell you when I make!! look adorable! gloria

  3. they look amazing! I can't wait to try them :)

  4. these are so cute it's almost ridiculous! x


  5. These doughnut cookies are adorable. What a great idea. Kudos to you for thinking outside the "cutter"!

  6. So cute! I love them and this reminds me I must dig out my mini doughnut pan. Great idea. X

  7. What a fantastic idea! They are so cute! I am totally going to these as soon as I can!

  8. That is pure genius!!! Loving the pink frosting ;0)

  9. Adorable! There's just something about pink icing and sprinkles that I love - so simple yet so effective. Loving your September theme, can't wait to see what else you come up with!