Apr 23

Brown Butter Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Soft, nutty brown butter baked donuts are topped with a rich chocolate glaze and sprinkles. These donuts are the perfect way to start any morning!

Brown Butter Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Donuts!

Baked donuts have taken over my mind!

Hello friends! My name is Zainab and I am usually a cake and frosting obsessed girl. I’m very excited to be here today to share with you a new favorite recipe while Ashley finishes up a busy cycle at work. I blog over at Blahnik Baker where I share my love for frosting, beautiful cakes and my ever-dying obsession with shoes. But recently, ever since the $9.99 purchase of a donut pan at Home Goods, my mind has only had donuts on it. And boy have I been indulging :)

Brown Butter Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Have you ever had baked donuts? They are like the best thing ever! They are soft, fluffy, almost like a cupcake but a little denser and always healthier than fried donuts. These brown butter baked donuts with chocolate glaze are my new favorites since my induction into baked donut land.

Brown Butter Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Nutty brown butter and vanilla donuts are topped with a sweet chocolate glaze and finished with sprinkles because every morning deserves sprinkles!! The best part of this recipe…it’s not the soft pillowy donut you bite into or the chocolate glaze or the happy sprinkles. It’s the fact that the recipe only makes 6!! Two to share with the husband and four for me :) (Welcome to how my brain works!).

Brown Butter Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Now go make some baked donuts! Enjoy!

Brown Butter Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 donuts

Ingredients

    For the Donuts:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For the Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk (or more)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a donut pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt butter until it starts crackling. Whisk constantly until butter begins to brown and brown bits are visible. Remove from heat and pour into a small bowl. Let cool for a few minutes.
  4. In a large measuring cup (or small bowl) whisk together buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract and two tablespoons of brown butter.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients all at once and stir until combined. Mix only until all the flour bits are gone. Do not overmix.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Fill each donut ¾ of the way and smooth.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely before glazing.
  8. To make glaze, whisk together all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Add a tablespoon of milk if necessary to have a thick but pourable glaze.
  9. Dip cooled donuts top-side-down into chocolate glaze. Sprinkle with toppings. Allow glaze to set for 30 minutes before serving or stacking.

Notes

Recipe Adapted from Joy the Baker

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Apr 21

Sprinkle Cookies & Giveaway

 A soft and chewy cookie with a hint of lemon flavor and topped with fun colorful sprinkles!  

Sprinkle Cookies - chewy sugar cookies with a hint of lemon flavor and topped with fun sprinkles!

Sprinkles make me happy! They add a fun dimension to an otherwise simple cookie. And why not start the week with something fun and happy. In fact, I have fun posts happening all week long. Today, you have a chance to win a Kindle Fire and a chance to participate in a virtual bake sale and receive a batch of these Sprinkle Cookies.

These cookies are soft sugar cookies topped with fun colored sprinkles. I add lemon zest and lemon extract to give them a hint of lemon flavor. Everyone will love these cookies, so why not bake up a batch for your friends or neighbors and add a little happiness to someone’s day.

How would you love to receive a package of these fun sprinkle cookies? Joanne from Joanne Eats Well With Others is part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training. She is holding an online bake sale to raise money for the fight against cancer. Go HERE to place your bid for these sprinkle cookies and a bunch of other delectable baked treats from some of your favorite bloggers.

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Sprinkle Cookies

Yield: approximately 3 dozen cookies

Sprinkle Cookies

Ingredients

  • For the cookies:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • For the glaze:
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon zest and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and slowly add flour mixture. Mix until dough forms. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness on well-floured surface. Cut with 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter and then place on lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Cookies should not brown. Remove and let cool completely on wire rack.
  3. To prepare the glaze, in a large bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, water and lemon extract until smooth. Dip cookies into glaze face down, letting the excess drip off. Place back on a wire rack set over wax paper and sprinkle liberally. Let set for one hour before serving.
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Source: adapted from Joanne Eats Well With Others, as originally from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

My sweet friend Cheryl at Snaps of Ginger made the cute little cupcake stand that I used in these pictures. 

Sprinkle Cookies - chewy sugar cookies with a hint of lemon flavor and topped with fun sprinkles!

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