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Decorating Doughnuts

Dark Chocolate Doughnut Sugar Cookies [1]

It’s Doughnut Time!

Dark Chocolate doughnut cookies [2]

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 [3]

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 [4]‘s super easy sugar cookie and royal icing recipe that I’ve used before [5].

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 [6]

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

Doughnut Cookies [7]

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

Doughnut cutter [8]

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 [9]

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

dougnut cookies [10]

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

Piping [11]

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 [12]

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 [13]

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 [14]

Repeat with chocolate colored royal icing and sprinkles.

Chocolate Doughnut Sugar Cookie [15]

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 [16]

Doughnuts on the go [17]

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