Baked and Frosted Gingerbread Doughnuts

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These baked and Frosted Gingerbread Doughnuts are the perfect homemade holiday treat! The frosting takes them over the top! The best!

Servings: 6


For the doughnuts:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 egg
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) salted butter softened to room temperature
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup molasses

For the frosting:
1 tbsp milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1 pinch cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350f degrees. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, both sugars, cinnamon and ginger. Beat in butter, egg, milk, and molasses until evenly blended.
  2. Spoon batter into a zip top bag, and cut off one bottom corner. Pipe batter into each donut mold, up to level with the pan.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  4. Once donuts are cooled, whisk together milk, powdered sugar, in a wide bowl. Take a cooled donut and dip one side into the prepared frosting, then lift up and place on a cooling rack. Add sprinkles.


Cook’s Notes: When making the frosting, you want it stiff instead of runny, so keep adding powdered sugar until it is the right texture. Also, when dipping your donuts, wiggle them around a little to get the frosting spread completely. Lift up quickly.



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