Monday, September 23, 2013

Decorating Doughnuts

Dark Chocolate Doughnut Sugar Cookies

It’s Doughnut Time!

Dark Chocolate doughnut cookies

Or rather Double Decker, Dark Chocolate, Mini Doughnut Sugar Cookie time.

That’s a mouthful for these mini treats.

They are just too cute and too easy to make.

Dough making

Cocoa. Flour. Mix.
Cold Butter. Sugar. Cream together.
Add the egg and beat. Then add the flour mixture and combine it all together.

I made these yummy dark chocolate doughnut cookies using my sweet sweet friend Bridget of Bake at 350‘s super easy sugar cookie and royal icing recipe that I’ve used before.

This time I just swapped 1/2 cup of flour for 1/2 cup of special dark cocoa from Hershey’s.

Try it. You’ll like it!

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Dough

After you make the dough, it’s ready to roll and cut.

Doughnut Cookies

These are mini doughnuts, but you can make them any size you like.

Doughnut cutter

I used a 1 1/2-inch round cutter and a Ateco 807 tip. The two together make a mini doughnut shape.

Chocolate Doughnut Sugar Cookies

Pair the cookies up and they make the perfect proportions for actual size mini doughnuts.

dougnut cookies

And when you decorate them all super cute… you won’t even think they’re cookies at first glance.


To pipe, I just used a small squeeze bottle filled with royal icing that was thick enough enough to hold its shape without having to pipe an outline border first.

Doughnut Sugar Cookie

Oh and by the way … I totally make a major mess whenever I decorate cookies.

Well, I really make a major mess whenever I make anything.

That’s okay though.

Mistakes mean they are mine to eat.

Decorating Doughnuts

Pipe the cookies with pink royal icing and then you can drizzle the tops with an alternating color for a sweet glaze effect. When dry, Pipe a few dabs of royal icing on the bottom of the decorated cookie and then attach another plain cookie, with flat sides facing each other.

Decorating Chocolate doughnuts

Repeat with chocolate colored royal icing and sprinkles.

Chocolate Doughnut Sugar Cookie

Doughnut Sugar Cookies. Done.

You can also just make a bunch of single doughnut cookies if you want more and don’t need a 3-d cookie look.

Mini Doughnut Sugar Cookies

Doughnuts on the go

Make them more fun by packaging them in a cute little box to give away and make someone’s day.


JulieD said...

Super cute, Angie!!

PS I make a huge mess when I decorate cookies too!

September 23, 2013 12:29 AM
lidia said...

these are so stinking adorable!
perfect as favors.

September 23, 2013 12:31 AM
Sam said...

I love them. SO much.

September 23, 2013 12:35 AM
Glory/ Glorious Treats said...

Everything you make is so perfectly cute!!!

September 23, 2013 12:39 AM
Cecily said...

this is just too yummy! i made doughnuts last week out of refrigerated biscuit dough and sprinkled sugar all over! so yum!

September 23, 2013 12:42 AM
Jakki said...

omg this is such a cute and creative idea. I really want to make these now. :D Love your photos!!

September 23, 2013 01:02 AM
Cindy C said...

Too adorable! And I love having a good chocolate sugar cookie recipe on file now!

September 23, 2013 01:27 AM
Sine said...

Aww sweetness in a box!! :D

September 23, 2013 02:28 AM
Malin said...

So cute!!

September 23, 2013 02:30 AM
Bake Play Smile said...

How gorgeous! Food that looks beautiful always seems to taste better and these just look fabulous! Too cute!

September 23, 2013 03:14 AM
ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

How adorable!! And, that’s exactly how I feel about mistakes, too ;)

September 23, 2013 03:24 AM
Laura@baking in pyjamas said...

They are so cute, the cookie dough looks great too. Does it hold it’s shape well when baking? Pinning!

September 23, 2013 03:42 AM
Dicope said...

oooh I love them ! I have to do this ! thank you for this inspirational recipe !

September 23, 2013 04:21 AM
Winnie said...

Very adorable! I am sitting here at 5:20 am and wanting one now!

September 23, 2013 05:21 AM
mindy1 said...

OMG so cute, but I would have just dipped them in chocolate melts-not a huge royal icing fan.

September 23, 2013 06:47 AM
foodnerd4life said...

These are so cute!!! Think I’ll add these on my baking list for my brothers wedding dessert bar.

FoodNerd x

September 23, 2013 06:51 AM
Pullahiiri/Taru said...

These are nice and I bet my kids would love these. Maybe we´ll try those some day here in Finland! Could I use homemade “Oreo filling” in these? – What do you think?

September 23, 2013 07:10 AM
SheilaB said...

These are just too stinkin cute! But I haven’t had my coffee yet so forgive the question….do you attach the bottom cookie AFTER you decorate the top? I assume you do this before as I’m sure I would mess up the tops after! lol

September 23, 2013 07:11 AM
TheMacaronAddict said...

I am so hungry after seeing this and I don’t even really like doughnuts! This looks adorable!

September 23, 2013 08:00 AM
ANNE of "Anne's Scribbles and Doodles" said...

Ahhhh! I really love your posts and recipes. Especially recipes like these that are meant to “trick” the eye. :D

September 23, 2013 08:37 AM
jenny Flake said...

Angie, these are just too cute!! I wouldn’t be able to leave myself alone with a little box of them, lol! xoxo

September 23, 2013 08:40 AM
Alison Lewis said...

love these! Miss talking to you!

September 23, 2013 08:54 AM
Camilla said...

Love them!

September 23, 2013 08:56 AM
Sarah @ Miss Candiquik said...

These are absolutely adorable!! I thought they were really dougnuts in my bloglovin’ feed, haha.

September 23, 2013 10:00 AM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

Can’t. Handle. The. Cute. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 23, 2013 10:12 AM
TracyBzz said...

Cute and fun! And definitely easier than real donuts. Being Canadian though I’d have to make some (sugar cookie)Timbits to go with them. Ohh they’d be mini mini Timbits, how cute!

September 23, 2013 10:58 AM
Jenniffer from Cup a Dee Cakes said...

OMG! These are SO cute!!

September 23, 2013 10:58 AM
Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate said...

Wow those look adorable! I would go for chocolate on chocolate myself!

September 23, 2013 11:33 AM
Beth @ bethcakes said...

So adorable! I really did think they were doughnuts at first glance. Love these! :)

September 23, 2013 11:45 AM
Coco in the Kitchen said...

These are the cutest li’l retro-lookin’
“donuts” ever!

September 23, 2013 12:13 PM
Grace said...

So cute!

September 23, 2013 12:14 PM
Teresa Young said...

adorable as always!

September 23, 2013 01:14 PM
Emelreem said...

Amazing!! As all your goodies are!

September 23, 2013 02:20 PM
Our Vintage Life said...

I’m a lover of all things donuts, and these have to be the cutest ones I’ve EVER seen!

September 23, 2013 02:26 PM
Sugar Baby said...

Gorgeous, as always!

September 23, 2013 03:11 PM
Sugar Baby said...

Gorgeous, as always!!!

September 23, 2013 03:13 PM
ALT said...

Super cute! Totally lovin’ it!

September 23, 2013 04:27 PM
Javi Trulove @ T3treats said...

ADORABLE!!!! they are so cute.. it’s like fairy donuts.. so tiny and adorable..

September 23, 2013 04:36 PM
Conne Beal said...

To cute, my chocoholic grand-daughter would love to make these with me! Thanks,

September 23, 2013 07:34 PM
Louise said...

very cute!!!

September 23, 2013 07:43 PM
melva said...

Too Cute.!! Everything you make is so darn cute. I hope when I try making these, they come out as cute as yours.

September 24, 2013 03:03 AM
Jayne said...

You turn cookies into donuts, cake crumbs into cupcake pops, pies into pielets.. You’re both crazy and awesome.

September 24, 2013 03:59 AM
Luanne said...

These are so cute and I bet yummy! May I ask if what kind of sugar to use? is it the regular table sugar or confectioners?

September 24, 2013 04:36 AM
Kiran @ said...

Adorable!! Thanks for sharing, Angie!! I’m always so messy in the decorating department :D

September 24, 2013 04:51 AM
Rachel said...

Yummy! My fave ones are the pink ones with hundreds and thousands on them :)

September 25, 2013 12:58 AM
Carlyn said...

Great job on the biscuits. I think they would be very popular with everyone.

September 25, 2013 02:21 AM
Shelley G said...

As an novice, this is a project I think I can manage! Very cute!

September 25, 2013 09:06 AM
Natasha @ The Cake Merchant said...

These are so cute! I’v always been intimidated by decorating cookies, but these seem like something I can do.

September 25, 2013 09:48 AM
Susan said...

Everything you make is so cute.

September 25, 2013 09:46 PM
eva7g said...


September 25, 2013 11:37 PM
bec said...

oh, that is cute!! you make everything SO adorable!!! :)

September 26, 2013 11:39 AM
Bernardita said...

Everything you make looks soo perfect!!!

September 26, 2013 01:21 PM
mikky said...

These are crazy cute! I’m definitely going to try making these.


September 26, 2013 02:42 PM
tia said...

This has to be one of the best ideas – A good present too (but they might be gone by the time they’re at my friend’s door :)

September 26, 2013 04:52 PM
Jamie said...

These look delish! Too bad they’re not diabetic-friendly. :( For some diabetic-friendly baked goods, check out my blog!

September 26, 2013 07:10 PM
Malika said...

So what are the exact measurements for the recipe?

September 26, 2013 07:47 PM
Sienna Roberts said...

LOVE the double choccy chip ones yum yum :)

September 26, 2013 10:37 PM
girly said...

can i ask for the exact measurements? do you have to bake it?

September 27, 2013 04:48 AM
Georgia said...

Ooo, these are super cute! Love the decoration!

September 27, 2013 09:54 AM
Sue {munchkin munchies} said...

Everything in mini form is cute, especially these donut cookies!

September 27, 2013 08:44 PM
lyndsay // coco cake land said...

I LOVE these! so cute and tricky! would be so fun for a full on donut themed party … ! xo

September 27, 2013 09:55 PM
uzma said...


September 28, 2013 03:00 AM
kaira @ said...

ahhhh these are too cute!! usually sugar cookies are not my first choice but I love the idea of dark chocolate sugar cookies!! (and the little box display at the end– so super cute!)

September 28, 2013 02:20 PM
Sara said...

Where do you find those teensy pastel colored sprinkles? I LOVE them!

September 28, 2013 02:38 PM
chic abiti said...

wow, they are so cute@@@@

September 29, 2013 02:49 AM
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September 29, 2013 10:25 AM
marla said...

Oh so pretty & fun Angie!!

September 29, 2013 12:08 PM
Mandy said...

So yummy, and they look amazing too. The only downside is that I’d eat too many of them lol.

September 29, 2013 11:33 PM
Isi said...

can you give us the measures?, please

October 2, 2013 03:03 PM
Your 21st said...

These look delicious. Will have a go at these tomorrow – thanks a lot for sharing!

October 7, 2013 02:44 PM
Toni said...

You are a creative genius!

I may have to bake a batch for my husband. He can take a box of doughnuts into work :)

Thank you for sharing your talents with us less creative types.

October 9, 2013 06:22 PM
abirdsdailylifetale said...

Oh,they look so cute and I really thought it were doghnuts at the first glance.

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October 19, 2013 12:23 PM
lucy said...

Pls tell us d measurement and how long u have to bake it…I wan to try it out dis christmas plllllllsssssssss…thanks

December 4, 2013 01:11 AM
G.G said...

U r so highly talented, I don’t know anyone as good as you.

December 11, 2013 03:27 AM
natasha said...

Wow! Those look amazing – can’t wait to try these out! :)

December 30, 2013 04:58 AM
Magali C said...

I am about to make them for the first time!! So excited!

May 3, 2014 06:55 AM
Mary said...

Awesome dear and I am so excited for this because going to make it now. Thanks very much for sharing this post.

June 15, 2014 05:23 AM
Deepak said...

Hey! great. I love this post. I can’t wait for it..

July 27, 2014 07:30 AM
HimGrv said...

I like the way you have decorated these delicious items.. excellent

July 27, 2014 02:01 PM
pallavi said...

You are very creative and I love the way of decorations.

December 20, 2014 05:01 AM
Tanisha said...

I like this way of decorations. I would share it with my kids.

January 10, 2015 05:57 AM
Deepak said...

I am loving this post and want to share on Facebook.

January 10, 2015 05:59 AM
Deepak said...

I would love to share this doghnuts pics with my fiance.

January 10, 2015 06:02 AM
Sushil said...

Every kid will love it and must share.

January 10, 2015 06:03 AM
Anonymous said...

Where is the recipe

January 22, 2015 04:32 PM
Vinay Kumar Katiyar said...

Loved the doughnuts

February 5, 2015 04:12 PM
Grant said...

I am making these for project and was wondering the measurements are how long to bake and all that.

February 23, 2015 12:20 PM
Coaching Empresarial said...

they look so adorable! im gonna cook this for my next party!

May 21, 2015 08:48 PM
reparacion de climas said...

you have so much talent! those doughnuts are so cute!

August 10, 2015 12:34 PM
funerarias en monterrey said...

you easily can compete with krispy kreme doughnuts, congratulations

August 13, 2015 09:15 PM
contadores monterrey said...

you have great imagination everything looks so delicious!

August 18, 2015 12:28 AM
etiquetas monterrey said...

im impressed, its like watching cake boss on the tv!

August 24, 2015 11:09 PM
examen toefl monterrey said...

your imagination has no limits you are great!

October 2, 2015 07:39 PM
Restaurantes Queretaro said...

Gorgeous, great creativity. I suppose they are tasty.

December 11, 2015 05:48 PM
Alex said...

Lovely work, i could eat that things all day long :(

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December 17, 2015 08:10 PM
Anuncios luminosos monterrey said...

Im hungry already! the decoration is fantastic!

February 8, 2016 06:55 PM
creditos hipotecarios said...

Im hungry already thanks for the recipe!

March 3, 2016 03:50 PM
Anonymous said...

Hiiii, I just want to find out, do you use the exact same recipe as the sugar cookie recipe, with the coco powder adjustment?

September 7, 2016 08:39 AM
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