Cookies + Cream Baked Donuts

Cookies and Cream Baked Donuts (via abeautifulmess.com) I must admit that I am a little partial to yeasted donuts (which these are not). But one thing that baked donuts have going for them is they are SO much faster to make. These can be ready to solve your donut craving in about thirty minutes…unless you’re the type of baker who listens to podcasts, browses the Internet, and then distractedly starts cleaning or organizing your kitchen while mixing up the batter. Then it might be more like 45 minutes to an hour. 🙂

Cookies and Cream Baked Donuts (via abeautifulmess.com) These are cake-like in that the crumb bakes up soft and spongey. They are not overly dense like some cake donuts tend to be. And then they get topped with a silky (but not overly sweet) cream cheese glaze. Honestly the hardest thing about making these is trying not to eat too many Oreos in the process. 🙂

Chocolate baked donutsCookies + Cream Baked Donuts, makes six (double if you’d like a dozen).

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon vinegar (I used apple cider, but distilled white is good too)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Glaze:
3 oz softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
4-5 centers from Oreo cookies (use the cookies for the top!)

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa so no clumps remain. In a separate bowl stir together the buttermilk, oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Combine the wet ingredients in with the dry and stir until combined. 

Slightly spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Fill with the batter. Bake at 350°F for 14-15 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

Cream cheese glazeFor the glaze, simply whisk together all the glaze ingredients. You want your cream cheese to be very soft so that your glaze will be smooth without big clumps of cream cheese. Taste and add more powdered sugar if you like. Chop up the remaining cookies for the tops of the donuts.

Cookies and Cream Baked Donuts (via abeautifulmess.com) Once the donuts have mostly cooled (they can still be a little warm, but not hot as that will melt the glaze), pour the glaze over the tops and sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Serve along side a tall glass of milk. That’s an order. 🙂 Enjoy! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

Cookies + Cream Baked Donuts

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon vinegar I used apple cider, but distilled white is good too
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Glaze:

  • 3 oz softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 4-5 centers from Oreo cookies use the cookies for the top!

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa so no clumps remain. In a separate bowl stir together the buttermilk, oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Combine the wet ingredients in with the dry and stir until combined.
  2. Slightly spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Fill with the batter. Bake at 350°F for 14-15 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  3. For the glaze, simply whisk together all the glaze ingredients. You want your cream cheese to be very soft so that your glaze will be smooth without big clumps of cream cheese. Taste and add more powdered sugar if you like. Chop up the remaining cookies for the tops of the donuts. Once the donuts have mostly cooled (they can still be a little warm, but not hot as that will melt the glaze), pour the glaze over the tops and sprinkle with cookie crumbs.
  • What kind of flour did you use? Cake flour or all purpose or…? Thx! I can’t wait to get your answer to get going!!
    *drooling on my keyboard*

  • drooling. all. over. my. keyboard. lol!

    Yep, I am going to have to make these. Donuts are the best thing. Especially when there is chocolate involved.

  • Made these with no changes. They were amazing! My frosting didn’t come out quite so pretty but amazingly delicious nonetheless.

  • oh my gosh those look heavenly!

    cheers,
    keith
    http://sartorialnoir.blogspot.com

  • Mmm!! I’m sure this question has been asked and answered in the past, but if you don’t have a donut pan, can you use a cupcake pan with the same recipe? I just can’t bring myself to add a donut pan to my insane collection of baking stuff.

  • I will definitely be making these! Looks delicious!

    -Rae
    studentsandstyle.wordpress.com

  • Looks amazing! This is perfect with a cup of coffee =)

    Juju Sprinkles
    http://www.jujusprinkles.com

  • I have seen this post on the site, Instagram and floating around on Twitter and EVERYTIME it makes me die a little on the inside because I don’t have a dozen waiting for me in my kitchen! Definitely going to make these soon 🙂

  • Oh my goodness these look so yummy! I love the colour contrast too 🙂 also nice name 😉

  • Oh wow, these look fabulous! Definitely will give these beauties a try

    Ilia from www.iliascupoftea.com x

  • Looks delicious! I love cookies and donuts and I could eat them all day long 😀

  • I already made these yesterday…whoops, wasted NO time! 🙂 They were delicious, very easy to make!! They feel super special, and so quick to make!! win win!!

  • Wow these look ridiculously tasty! I can’t wait to try one 😀

    Theeverydaylifeofrachel.blogspot.co.uk

  • While I do love yeasted donuts, I love baked donuts because they are much easier and faster to make! I love the addition of the cream cheese in the frosting because it keeps the sweetness level balanced.

    Mocha and Moccasins
    M.

  • These look so good! Thanks for the recipe, will try it later 🙂

    Navellina

  • These need to be in my life! I’m definitely making them this week!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • Stooooooooop. These look SO amazing. I’m dying just thinking about them.
    Great recipe ladies!

    xox Taylor | www.mycupofchic.com

  • Ahhh these look so delicious. I’m having a real sweet craving lately maybe I’ll try these out on the weekend!

    The White Corner Creative

  • This looks yum..my husband would be so impressed if i made this at home.. 🙂

    Hems
    agoldentulip.blogspot.com

  • Just for fun I looked to see how many posts you have tagged with donuts, and I was surprised to find this is the 14th donut recipe you’ve posted! Haha, I love donuts too- been meaning to try out your biscuit donuts recipe since you first posted the recipe!

    I was in Portland for the first time recently and tried out Voodoo Donuts; if you haven’t heard of this phenomenon you should look them up- definitely the best donuts I have ever had (and I’m from the birthplace of Krispy Kreme!).

    <3 <3

  • Holy Hell, these look amazing! On a somewhat related note, (because coffee+donuts=love) have you ever made your own flavored coffee creamer? I’ve heard a few things about how store-bought is bad for you, and every morning when I make my coffee I think, “I bet Emma and the girls could rock some homemade coffee creamer!” Just a thought 🙂

  • what about turning these into some chocolatey cupcakes? do you think this recipe would work for a muffin pan?

  • Stop it! …go on! Dang girls! With swimsuit season around the corner you’re killing us!

  • YUM. These look AMAZING! Keep these donut recipes coming! 🙂

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • Yum! These look so good. I’ve added donut baking pan to my birthday wishlist, so hopefully I can make these soon!

    Laura
    http://laurahager.blogspot.com

  • I’m trying to reduce my sugary treats right now (you know bikini body and all that jazz) but this makes it really hard! I want to try them! And by that I mean: try to bake them and actually trying them. Tons of them!
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

  • I saw these on instagram this morning and now I totally want donuts!!!
    The Pepper Express

  • Since I don’t have a donut pan, would these work in a Madeline or cupcake pan? Any recommended changes to baking time would be great. These look amazing

  • I am definitely drooling right now. These look so delicious – can’t wait to try out the recipe! xx

    melinspired.com

  • YUM! I love donuts that aren’t fully covered in glaze or frosting. Savory and sweet for days. doitfortheirony.com / Creative blog for the future obsessed.

  • This looks like a great recipe to Veganize! My sister and her husband are staunch vegans and I am always looking for sweet treats like this to try. Oreos are vegan and you could substitute soy butter and soy milk (plus a dash of vinegar) for the butter and buttermilk. We are lucky enough to find vegan cream cheese where I live, but a simply glaze could work as well.

  • My boyfriend would loveee these (so would I).
    Pinning these to make next time he’s in town.
    -E

  • These look awesome! I’ll definitely be making these soon!

    thedistrictfox.com

  • These looks simply amazing! I love the crumbs and icing on top.

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

  • These look so yummy! I’ve never made doughnuts before but this makes me seriously want to try this recipe!

    – lauren schroer | graphic designer & blogger

  • YUM! I agree that baked donuts are much faster, and these look awesome.

  • I just picked up a box of Krispy cremes, can I return them and just make these?!

    My Little ‘Dream’ Box REVIEW | April 2015 UK

  • i usually don’t love baked donuts {i mean, i LIKE them – they are donuts, after all}, but these ones look like they’re worthy of love! yum! 🙂

  • These donuts look amazing! That glaze, ahh!So much yum 🙂
    Oh, and I’ll definitely follow that order 😉

  • Oh my goodness! I’m definitely going to try this recipe. They look delicious!

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