Snickerdoodle Donuts

I had a hankering for donuts, so I hit the kitchen and came up with this delightful recipe for Snickerdoodle Donuts.  After taking the first bite, I couldn’t help but yell out “Nailed it!”  Finally, a baked donut that tastes similar a fried one.  The center is perfectly light and the outside is nice and crisp, thanks to the cinnamon sugar coating.  I will be making these donuts again and again and again.

094 079 074Snickerdoodle Donuts              Printer-Friendly Recipe

From: Spoonful of Sugar
Makes: 12 Donuts in a standard-sized donut pan
Prep Time: About 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-18 minutes

Ingredients

donuts

1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

Topping

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon

Directions

To make Donuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray donut pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Sift together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.  Stir in the brown sugar until combined.  In a small bowl, combine the melted butter (allow to cool a bit), egg, milk, and vanilla.  Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Spoon into the prepared baking pans, dividing evenly between each donut mold.

Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, until the donuts are set and a toothpick inserted into the donut comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before removing from pan and placing on a wire rack.

For topping

Melt 1/4 cup of butter in shallow bowl.  In another shallow bowl combine the cup of sugar and cinnamon.  Brush each donut with butter and immediately dip in the cinnamon & sugar mixture.  You can either coat the whole donut or do just the tops, that’s up to you.  I coated mine completely because I love the crunch of the sugar all around the donut.  Enjoy!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray donut pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray donut pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Sift together the flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Please ignore the brown sugar in the picture, it doesn't sift well (silly Melissa).

Sift together the flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Please ignore the brown sugar in the picture, it doesn’t sift well (silly Melissa).

Stir in the brown sugar.

Stir in the brown sugar.

In a small bowl stir together the melted butter, egg, whole milk, and vanilla. Make sure the butter has cooled a bit before adding the rest of the ingredients, this will prevent the butter from seizing up or cooking the egg.

In a small bowl stir together the melted butter, egg, whole milk, and vanilla. Make sure the butter has cooled a bit before adding the rest of the ingredients, this will prevent the butter from seizing up or cooking the egg.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined.

Spoon the batter into the prepare donut pans.

Spoon the batter into the prepare donut pans.

Ready for the oven.

Ready for the oven.

Cook for 15-18 minutes, until the donuts are set.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the donuts are set.

Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove and place on a wire rack. I put the rack on top of a baking sheet to avoid a mess on the table when I added the topping.

Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove and place on a wire rack. I put the rack on top of a baking sheet to avoid a mess on the table when I added the topping.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.

Ready to top.

Ready to top.

Brush each donut with butter.

Brush each donut with butter.

Dunk and coat the buttered donut in the cinnamon & sugar mix.

Dunk and coat the buttered donut in the cinnamon & sugar mix.

Eat up!

Eat up!

063 066 069 082 113 083Yum!

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