Is it just me or are chocolate glazed donut cookies great any time of the year? But when July is just around the corner, we all look for inspirations to try something unique to celebrate the event. And what’s better than to enjoy and celebrate the day with something sweet?
Well, just as you know, I love to create unconventional and out-of-the-box recipes which are not just tempting to look at but are also super delicious and finger-licking good.
Honestly, I had to spend some time creating something unique. And I got the inspiration for this recipe when I was at a coffee shop the other day. I was torn between buying a cookie and a donut with my coffee. So, it hots me why not to enjoy both the things in one go! Well, of course, you can’t have both textures as they are two different dimensions. But you can get the best of both. So, keeping this in mind here is an amazingly delicious yet fantastic-looking tempting recipe, especially for the 4th of July!
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Chocolate Glazed Donut Cookies Main Components
Here are the three main components of this recipe:
Cookie dough: The main component of this recipe without which there won’t be anything is the cookie dough. Remember when I said I would get the best from cookie and a donut? So, I chose cookie dough for the cookie and the shape from the donut. Making cookie dough is super easy. You will need flour, unsalted butter, brown sugar, buttermilk, eggs, and baking soda. It is the best recipe for crispy from the outside, moist from the inside cookies.
Chocolate Ganache: What is a donut without a glaze? So, we will treat the cookies like we treat our donuts, i.e., with love and a lot of chocolate ganache. The easiest way of making the chocolate ganache uses two ingredients only, i.e., chocolate chips and heavy cream.
White Glaze: if you think chocolate ganache will do the work, you are mistaken. We will hype things up with white glaze using confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, and whole milk.
Tips and tricks for perfect donut cookies
Because we will shape the cookies into donuts, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
These are as follows:
- Don’t overbeat the mixture. Stop when it is smooth.
- Remember that the cookie dough with this recipe will be stickier than usual. So, don’t worry about it.
- Let the mixture rest for an hour in the refrigerator. This way, it will hold the donut shape easily and will be easy to handle.
- Let the cookies cool completely before dipping them in the glaze or ganache.
- Let the cookies chill in the refrigerator once you dip them in the glaze or ganache.
Here are a few things you can do to these donut cookies:
- You can fold nuts like hazelnut, almonds, and walnuts into the cookie dough.
- You can add raisins and dried berries as well.
- The best décor is by dipping the donut half in the chocolate and half in the white glaze.
- Finish the donut cookies by adding red, white, and blue sprinkles on top. You can add little star-shaped sprinkles as well.
- Tamper some white chocolate by adding food color to it to create a little flag. Place it on the glaze.
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Sensational Chocolate Glazed Donut Cookies
- 1 cup butter unsalted, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 5 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:
- ½ cup chocolate chips semi-sweet
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
White Glaze Ingredients:
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1½ tbsp whole milk
- ½ tsp vanilla
Sprinkles (red/white & blue)
- Using an electric mixer and a mixing bowl add the butter and both sugars into the bowl.
- Cream these together for about 1 minute.
- Add in the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla.
- Continue to mix until the ingredients are smooth.
- Combine the dry ingredients.
- Add ½ of the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl.
- Mix well.
- Add the remaining dry ingredients to the mixing bowl.
- (Dough will be stickier than normal cookie dough.)
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
- Place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Prep the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Prep a small ice cream scoop, small round cookie cutter, and your hands with non-stick baking spray.
- Using the ice cream scoop make 2 scoops for each cookie.
- Roll 2 scoops together to form 1 cookie ball.
- Use your hands to flatten the cookie ball into a flat cookie.
- Make a hole in the center of each cookie by using a small round cookie cutter.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 9-10 minutes.
- Allow the baked cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes.
- Carefully move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Transfer the remaining cookie dough back to the refrigerator.
Chocolate Ganache Directions:
- Pour the cup of heavy whipping cream in a small pot.
- Simmer until hot.
- Put the semi chocolate chips into a bowl.
- Pour the hot heavy cream over the chocolate chips.
- Whip until the chocolate chips have melted.
- Blend the two ingredients together.
- Dip each cookie into the bowl of ganache covering 1 side of the cookie.
- Sprinkle the red, white, and blue sprinkles on each cookie.
White Glaze Directions:
- Add the confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
- Using an electric mixer, beat until smooth.
- Dip the cookies into the glaze.
- Cover one side of the cookie with the glaze.
- Sprinkle the red, white, and blue sprinkles on top of the frosted cookie.
- Set aside until ready to serve.
- Makes around 3 dozen cookies.