Tasty and easy-to-make, this cookie recipe is fun and a particularly good project to do with kids, arguably even better than the venerable cut-out cookie. Even little kids like mine can roll out the 4" snakes that get curled into the donut shape, and there's no waiting impatiently with cookie-cutter in hand while Mommy rolls out more dough with a rolling pin.
Decorating was fun too: I spooned on the frosting and then the little one dipped it upside down into a bowl of sprinkles.
Of course it takes a good eye to make perfectly even dough snakes for uniform "donuts" and to apply the frosting smoothly, but even wobbly batches obviously made by 3 year olds are appetizing when covered in sprinkles. And with a little more attention to detail, I could see someone being able to make a really good looking batch without too much trouble.
They don't taste like donuts, but they're good, and as far as cookies go they're on the low end of the decadence scale (a plus in my book). Powdered sugar is used instead of granulated sugar which gives them an interesting soft texture.
The recipe is by little_mommaco, and was originally available from Instructubles.com here, but has since been mysteriously removed. I've cut it down in half for a modest (sixteen 2.5" cookies) batch, but of course you can double it back up.
MIX: Beat 14g (1 tablespoon) vegetable oil and 21g (1.5 tablespoons) softened butter with 60g (1/2 cup) of powdered sugar. Beat in 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon salt. Add 155g (1.25 cups) flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder.
SHAPE: Divide into 16 equal pieces. Roll each into a rope about the width of an adult hand. Position each on a greased cookie sheet in a donut shape, mushing the ends together a bit.
FINISH: Bake at 350 for around 10 minutes. When cool, spread with frosting or melted chocolate and dip in a bowl of sprinkles.
- Victoria, 2012-06-08
As a certified pack-rat, I try not to sew too many dresses or toys for my little one, knowing full well that (assuming she's not hauling a big box of out grown things off to college) I will be stuck with them forever, unable to contemplate giving them away. But I spotted a good length of star-spangled calico...
- Victoria, 2012-06-01
"This dress, or something similar" the e-mail said, linking to an ivory confection of satin, net and tulle for sale at a certain store, let's just call it Davy Jones' Nuptial Locker.
- Victoria, 2012-04-21