Vanilla Donuts with Cookie Butter Glaze

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Vanilla Donuts with Cookie Butter Glaze

There are days when you don’t have time to breath, like literally. Yesterday was one such day for me. I got up in the morning and then I didn’t even sit for a second till midnight. On such days, I feel like there should be more than 24 hours in a day. I think I told you guys before that we are planning to buy our own house and seriously that’s just draining all my energy. Weekends are totally gone in house hunting and sometimes I have to go on weekdays too like yesterday.

With so much going on, if there’s one things which calms me down it has to be baking. When I bake, I forget everything else. It makes my heart and my soul happy. And so even though yesterday was super busy I took some time out to make these vanilla donuts. Aren’t they beautiful?

Baked Vanilla Donuts with Biscoff Glaze

Just to state some facts here- I don’t like donuts. You must be thinking why did I make them then! Okay let me re-frame the sentence, I don’t LOVE donuts, meaning if you give me a choice to pick between a cookie and a donut, I would choose the cookie. Cupcake or donut, umm cupcake always! So I don’t mind it but it’s not my favorite treat. A part of it has to to do with the fact that donuts are fried. In general, I don’t like fried things. No not because of the calories, I just find the whole frying process tedious. Plus I always end up wasting the oil which is left after frying, I simply don’t know what to do with it. So because of all this, I fry only if it’s absolutely necessary.

Like I said I don’t really love the traditional donuts, but if you bake them – ahh then I LOVE them! I mean what’s not to like about these soft vanilla donuts with cookie butter glaze?! So delicious! However I should warn you, if you love the traditional donuts, you might not love these, they are more like cake donuts!

Baked Vanilla Donuts with Cookie Butter Glaze

Talking about the cookie butter, have you guys tried it? Oh my god you guys, if you haven’t you really don’t know what you have been missing out in life! So we discovered Biscoff cookies in one of our flights from Seattle to San Francisco. It was a morning flight and we were starving and then they served us these airline cookies, yes that’s what they are popularly known as. One bite into the cookies and we were hooked.

Once we got home, we went grocery shopping and got some biscoff cookies and while at it, we also spotted the biscoff cookie spread. It sounded too good to resist and so I grabbed few bottles of it. And since then I have been badly addicted to the stuff. I swear, I would eat half jar at a time with a spoon if not for the calories! It’s so good and hubs eats biscoff cookies everyday with coffee. Yes he’s badly addicted to it too.

Baked Vanilla DonutsVanilla Donuts CollageWith so much biscoff addiction around, I had to use it in some dessert and so I made these vanilla donuts and dipped them in this most amazing cookie butter glaze! Seriously I could drink the glaze straight out of the bowl. So good and also super easy to make. All you need is milk, powdered sugar, little coconut oil and of course cookie butter to make this glaze. If you love biscoff cookies, you would crazy for these glazed donuts.

 

Vanilla Donuts Baked with Biscoff Glaze

 

Method

In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, salt, cinnamon powder, baking powder and baking soda.

Add to it granulated white sugar.

Whisk till all dry ingredients are well combined.

Vanilla Donuts with Cookie Butter Glaze-Recipe-Step-1In another bowl, whisk together milk, vanilla extract and oil. Add the sour cream and mix.

Then add the egg.

Mix till all wet ingredients are well combined.

Vanilla Donuts with Cookie Butter Glaze-Recipe-Step-2

Add the dry ingredients to wet in 2-3 parts. Don’t dump the entire thing in one go.

Whisk till you get a smooth batter but do not over-mix. The batter will be thick.

Transfer batter to a piping/ziplock bag. Make a small cut and fill the donut pan with the batter till around 2/3rd full.

Vanilla Donuts with Cookie Butter Glaze-Recipe-Step-3

Bake at 350 F degrees for 9-10 minutes. Do not over-bake. Take out of the oven and transfer on to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the glaze take biscoff cookies spread, coconut oil and milk in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it on high for 20-30 seconds. Whisk till smooth. Add vanilla extract, powdered sugar and mix till well combined and glaze is totally smooth. The glaze will thicken as it cools down.

Dip the donuts in the glaze once it has thickened a bit. Garnish with crushed biscoff cookies and sprinkles (optional).

Biscoff Cookie Butter Glaze

Enjoy these glazed vanilla donuts with a cup of coffee or tea!

Vanilla Donuts with Biscoff Glaze

* If you do not have sour cream, you can use greek yogurt in place. The sour cream made these donuts super soft and moist.

* Do not overbake the donuts, not more than 9-10 minutes.

* Let the donuts cool down completely before you dip them in the glaze. Also let the glaze thicken a bit before you dip the donuts into it. That way it sticks to the donuts better.

Vanilla Donuts with Cookie Butter Glaze

Serves: 10

Baked Vanilla Donuts with an irresistible Cookie Butter Glaze!
Ingredients
Vanilla Donuts
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1.25 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3.5 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg, large
Cookie butter glaze
  • 3 tablespoons biscoff cookie spread
  • 3-4 tablespoons cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
Garnish
  • 3 biscoff cookies, crushed
  • sprinkles [optional]
Instructions
  1. Prepare a 12 cavity donut pan by spraying it with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  3. In a bowl whisk together all purpose flour, salt, cinnamon powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Add to it granulated white sugar.
  5. Whisk till all dry ingredients are well combined.
  6. In another bowl, whisk together milk, vanilla extract and oil. Add the sour cream and mix.
  7. Add the egg and mix till all wet ingredients are well combined.
  8. Add the dry ingredients to wet in 2-3 parts. Don't dump the entire thing in one go.
  9. Whisk till you get a smooth batter but do not over-mix. The batter will be thick.
  10. Transfer batter to a piping/ziplock bag. Make a small cut and fill the donut pan with the batter till around ⅔rd full.
  11. Bake at 350 F degrees for 9-10 minutes. Do not over-bake it. Take out of the oven and transfer on to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cookie butter glaze
  1. To make the glaze take biscoff cookies spread, coconut oil and milk in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it on high for 20-30 seconds. Whisk till smooth.
  2. Add vanilla extract, powdered sugar and mix till well combined and glaze is totally smooth. The glaze will thicken as it cools down.
  3. Dip the donuts in the glaze once it has thickened a bit.
  4. Garnish with crushed biscoff cookies and sprinkles (optional).

 Vanilla Donuts with Cookie Butter Glaze

Vanilla-Donuts-with-Cookie-Butter-Glaze-Collage

44 thoughts on “Vanilla Donuts with Cookie Butter Glaze

    1. Thanks Ami! Whatttt you haven’t tried Biscoff spread?! OMG you need to, so so good! You can find it in QFC/Whole Foods, I guess at most grocery stores!

  1. Manali, these look so delicious! I also made some baked donuts a couple of days back, first time using a donut pan. I’m looking for donut recipes to use the pan more. I had never try biscoff cookie spread, and I don´t think I would be able to find it here, so I will improvised.

  2. Not to make you jealous, Manali, but my wife and I totally had the opportunity to visit the main Biscoff factory in Belgium last year. It was hands down one of the most incredible trips ever! It’s where every.single.Biscoff cookie is baked, and we got to eat them right off the conveyor belt. We weren’t allowed to take pictures in there, though. Needless to say, Biscoff holds a special place in my heart…and I’m pretty sure that spot needs to be filled with these doughnuts. They look absolutely perfect!! 🙂

  3. Yum, baked doughnuts! And yes, house hunting is very stressful. We kinda gave up on finding an apartment for now…We’ll keep renting! I just can’t go through all that right now, so I feel your pain. Thank God for delicious doughnuts to soothe your heart! 🙂

  4. Aww Manali good luck with house buying. It is so exhausting until you find that one house that you looovve!!! I’m not a doughnut person either! But homemade they are delicious and perfect. I love that you used cookie butter. It’s so good and these just look perfect! Happy weekend! I hope you have a chance to relax a little bit. Pinned!

  5. I wish everyday… there should be more than 24 hrs in a day 🙂 Wish you get a good house, Manali. btw, doughnuts look super delicious! Love the fact these are baked! Even though I love traditional doughnut too, I’m sure these will taste awesome with that cookie butter glaze, yumm!! pinning!

  6. Manali, I know exactly how you feel. . days like that. . and yes, baking (most of the time) makes me happy and excited. . I LOVE these donuts!! oh my gawd. . the cookie butter glaze using biscoff cookie spread?! Genius!!!

  7. Gorgeous Manali! I love baked donuts!!! And these are beautiful! House hunting is one of the most stressful things in my opinion, good luck guys! And I feel like I have no time, it is terrible, just too many things going on and only 24 hours in a day 🙁

  8. i love donuts.. tried making them (by frying).. was so tedious and at the end of it was too tired even to eat… Your method looks so much do-able and the donuts looks sooo gorgeous.. Since I love baking.. i am tempted to try it soon!!

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