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These Donut Cookies are soft, lightly sweetened cookies that are covered in easy-to-make icing and then topped with fun colorful sprinkles!
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5 from 2 votes

Donut cookies

These Donut Cookies are soft, lightly sweetened cookies that are covered in easy-to-make icing and then topped with fun colorful sprinkles!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 239kcal

Ingredients

Cookies

Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • 2-4 drops food coloring optional
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with milk. The dough should be soft but not sticky.
  • Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured surface so it's ¼-inch thick. Using a lightly floured donut cutter, cut out shapes (donuts and holes) from the dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly brown around the bottoms. Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • While the cookies are cooling, whisk together the icing ingredients until smooth, add the milk 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached. Add red food coloring if you like.
  • Once cookies have cooled, dip them in the glaze and then directly into the sprinkles. Place on a cooling rack to set.

Notes

  • Sugar can be increased to 1 cup if you want a sweeter dough, but the icing adds quite a bit.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg