Donut Sugar Cookies

Donut Sugar Cookies… simply too darling!

Donut Sugar Cookies are easy to make and so dang darling!

Whenever you see a baked treat as cute as these donut cookies on Tabler Party of Two, you know that TPOT contributor Shandi Tabler has been busy in her kitchen. These look almost too adorable to bite into! Almost.

The secret to making these donut sugar cookies is this Wilton Mini Donut pan.

Donut Sugar Cookies are easy to make and so dang darling!

Isn’t that nifty? A pan that makes donuts and the cutest cookies imaginable!

Donut Sugar Cookies are easy to make and so dang darling!

Donut Sugar Cookies
These Donut Sugar Cookies are about the cutest cookies ever! Make them with a Wilton donut pan!
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  2. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  3. 1 cup granulated white sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  6. 1 egg
  7. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 3 cups all purpose flour
  10. 4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners' sugar
  11. 6 tablespoons warm water
  12. 3 TB meringue powder
  13. Icing bottles
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, cream butter and sugar until smooth
  4. Beat in extracts and egg
  5. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder with flour and add dry mixture a little at a time to the wet ingredients. (Dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer, turn out the dough onto a countertop surface. Wet your hands and then finish kneading your dough by hand.)
  6. Lightly spray donut pan with cooking spray.
  7. Fill each donut in pan 1/2 full, as the cookies will rise.
  8. Gently pat down the dough with fingertips.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies start to turn golden. (Once you remove the cookies from the oven, they will continue to bake a bit)
  10. Cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.
  11. While cookies are cooling, make the royal icing and set out set out your sprinkles to get ready for the best part...decorating them!
  13. Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).
  14. Separate frosting in bowls to mix in different colors with food coloring.
  1. For stiffer royal icing, add powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time.
  2. For the thinner icing, add more water, an additional teaspoon at a time, until you reach desired consistency.
  3. When decorating the donut cookies, use a plastic bag or piping bag to drizzle icing.
  4. Royal icing will keep at least a month.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
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Donut Sugar Cookies are easy to make and so dang darling!

Donut Sugar Cookies are easy to make and so dang darling!

I adore those gold sprinkles!

Donut Sugar Cookies are easy to make and so dang darling!

plated Donut Sugar Cookies

There are so many endless and creative options to decorating these. These heart sprinkles would be so adorable!


Prefer to buy some of these darling cookies for Valentine’s Day? Well, it’s absolutely possible IF you live near San Antonio, TX! Just check out The White Kitten Bakes, where Shandi shares her sweet treats!


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  1. You had me at doughnuts!! These are darling!

  2. These are adorable! I definitely need to buy one of those doughnut pans!

  3. Almost too pretty to eat. Ü On a side note… would you mind sharing where you got the beautiful ornate word “Love” that’s show in the photo above four of the donuts? It looks like its metal maybe? It’s gorgeous!

    Thank you!

  4. How cute are those? I am definitely going to have to do this sometime and send some to my coworker who is donut obsessed!

  5. Such a unique recipe! I love donuts and sugar cookies, so this recipe is perfect for me 😉


  6. Yum these look fabulous! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on FB! Have a great week!

  7. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    These are awesome. I can’t wait to make them. These will be my downfall for my healthy eating

  8. These are absolutely adorable. I’m slightly addicted to baking donuts so these need to be made asap. I would love for you to come link up with us at Throwback Thursday if you get the chance!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Katrina Angele says:

    Those are so flipping cute! We always get donuts on Sundays so making somehting like this for my boys (son and fiance) on V-Day would be special. Thanks!

  11. These are adorable and look like a lot of fun to decorate. I was thinking about getting the mini doughnut pan, I think these cookies would make it a justified purchase.

  12. Judy Thomas says:

    The donut cookies are adorable 🙂

  13. Edna Williams says:

    These are unique! Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Daniela Plume says:

    what an awesome recipe. I’m definitely going to have to get myself a lil’ donut pan.


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