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.


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104 comments on “Decorating Doughnuts”

  1. How much sugar

  2. Where do I find the actual list of ingredients needed?

  3. um wheres the actual recipe? how much stuff do you put in this

  4. The dough was pretty crumby to work with, I didn’t even bother with a mixer, just used my hands! They came out super cute!

  5. no specific weigh for ingredients?

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

  7. Im hungry already thanks for the recipe!

  8. Im hungry already! the decoration is fantastic!

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

    cafeterias en queretaro

  10. Gorgeous, great creativity. I suppose they are tasty.

  11. your imagination has no limits you are great!

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

  13. you have great imagination everything looks so delicious!

  14. you easily can compete with krispy kreme doughnuts, congratulations

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

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

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

  18. Where is the recipe

  19. Every kid will love it and must share.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. 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.

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

  35. can you give us the measures?, please

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

  37. Oh so pretty & fun Angie!!

  38. wow, they are so cute@@@@

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

  40. 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!)

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

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

  43. Ooo, these are super cute! Love the decoration!

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

  45. LOVE the double choccy chip ones yum yum :)

  46. So what are the exact measurements for the recipe?

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

  48. 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 :)

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


  50. Everything you make looks soo perfect!!!

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


  53. Everything you make is so cute.

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

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

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

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

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

  59. 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?

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

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

  62. very cute!!!

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

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

  65. Super cute! Totally lovin’ it!

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

  67. Amazing!! As all your goodies are!

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

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

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

  71. 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!

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

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

  74. love these! Miss talking to you!

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

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

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

  78. 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

  79. 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?

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

    FoodNerd x

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

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

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

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

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

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

  87. Aww sweetness in a box!! :D

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

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

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

  91. Everything you make is so perfectly cute!!!

  92. I love them. SO much.

  93. these are so stinking adorable!
    perfect as favors.

  94. Super cute, Angie!!

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

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