Gingerbread Donuts

I made a huge mistake when I made this recipe. I never should have done it. I halved the recipe. (The recipe below is the full version) What a mistake. What was I thinking?  I should have doubled it! These donuts were terrific. We usually always have cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas Day but we might need to make an exception this year. Cinnamon rolls and gingerbread donuts sounds like a much better idea to me!

We decorate gingerbread houses every year with my family but it was only last year I think, that I actually ate anything gingerbread flavored. I have always been a chocolate girl. So, there are many things that I’ve never bothered to try. Unfortunately for me, gingerbread was one of them. Kelly made gingerbread cookies for Christmas last year and I was shocked how much I liked them. Even though I could eat them all year round they really taste like Christmas to me! Now that I know how much I like gingerbread I have made my own gingerbread cookies, gingerbread cupcakes and now gingerbread donuts! These are the best donuts I have ever made! Plus, it gives me the opportunity to use my mini donut pan. Super adorable, and they taste great!

Here is what you'll need

Mix the dry ingredients together

Add the wet ingredients

Mix the batter and fill the donut tins half way

Almost there!

While the donuts cool, bring the butter and the brown sugar to a boil

Add the milk and then the powdered sugar

Dip the donuts in the glaze. It is best to keep the glaze on low heat so it does not harden.

Let dry a few minutes until the glaze hardens

Dunkin' Donuts has got nothing on us!