Doughnut Cookies

To be honest, I love doughnuts but would never make them at home. The thought of all that boiling oil is a little intimidating for me. While I work on my deep frying confidence, these little guys will have to do in the meantime. This recipe is based on the Easter Doughnut Cookie recipe from the King Arthur Flour collection. While the texture is a little dry for my taste, as I am usually a gooey-chewy person, I have to admit they go great with coffee and are too cute to boot!

Doughnut Cookies
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2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

3 Tbsp. butter, melted

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. almond extract

3/4 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

1 c. powdered sugar

2 1/2 c. flour


2 squares chocolate almond bark, melted

assorted sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 oF. Prepare cookie sheets by lightly spraying them with cooking spray. Beat the first 5 ingredients together until well mixed. Sift in the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until smooth. If dough seems too dry, stream in a small amount of vegetable oil and knead in until pliable.
  • Pinch off 2-tsp. balls of dough (~1 small cookie scoop) and role into a rope about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch thick. Coil rope into a small ring and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes until edges turn slightly brown. Let cookies cool on sheets for about 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack til completely cool.
  • To decorate, dip tops in melted chocolate almond bark and adorn with sprinkles.

  • dbkayak - April 2, 2009 - 8:56 am

    totally adorable.ReplyCancel

  • onehappywife - April 2, 2009 - 2:21 pm

    oh my gravy! The cutest thing I have ever seen! Adding to idea bank NOW! Thanks for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Justin - April 2, 2009 - 3:28 pm

    These were *perfect* with coffee – had to keep a secret stash.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - April 1, 2011 - 7:57 am

    I found this recipe this morning in the King Arthur Cookie Companion and was wondering if it was worth making . Cute but dry, eh? I don’t know. I may try them anyway. I was kind of worried they’d be too dry. Then again, biscotti is dry and I love that!ReplyCancel

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  • Danielle Johnson - May 8, 2012 - 9:18 pm

    How many servings do the Doughnut Cookies make? Thanks, DanielleReplyCancel

    • Annie - May 8, 2012 - 9:19 pm

      Hi Danielle – I actually don’t know. Val made these, not me, so I can’t say. But I’m guessing a few dozen!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Johnson - May 9, 2012 - 12:29 am

    Ok, thats fine, a few sites I’ve seen say 42. I’ll just have to wait and see tomorrow when I make them! :) haha thanks though!ReplyCancel

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