Cookie Dough Mini Donuts & Giveaway


Many of you probably know of Jessica from The Novice Chef.  To say she is talented seems like an understatement.  And her new book Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes just shows you how right I am.  Not only did she come up with all the recipes, but she photographed them too!  Every picture is perfect, and droolworthy, and that is no small task.

I had a really hard time picking which recipe to make.  I thought maybe having my 7 year old look through the book would help narrow it down, but he wasn’t any better!  Between all the chocolate varieties, the various candy versions, fruity ones, and everything in between I was getting hungry!  Finally I went with “The Cookie Monster”, because let’s face it; is cookie dough ever wrong?

This was my first time making donuts, and it will definitely not be my last.  They were so tender, soft, and just plain cute.  Everything is cute in mini form, right?  I am used to cake donuts and are tough and dry, which is why I had previously ruled them out.  But these were anything but, and I can’t wait to make them again!
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Yields 12

Fluffy donuts with chocolate ganache and an egg free cookie dough on top.

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • Donuts
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk (I used skim)
  • 3 Tbls vegetable oil (I used canola)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Cookie Dough
  • 6 Tbls butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbls whole milk (I used skim)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Icing
  • 4 Tbls butter
  • 2 Tbls whole milk (I used skim)
  • 1 Tbls light corn syrup
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used unsweetened)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a small bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar. Add milk, oil, and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Add the flour mixture, and mix until there are no lumps. Fill each donut indentation about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 7-9 minute (an inserted toothpick will come out clean). Remove donuts from the pan, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Prepare the cookie dough. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar together. Add milk and the vanilla, mix well. Mix in the flour and salt until everything is combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Make small balls of dough the size of 1/2 teaspoon. Set aside.
  4. Prepare the icing. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the chocolate, milk and corn syrup. Stir until everything is melted and smooth. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar. Immediately dip the top of the donuts in icing and place back on the wire rack. Top the donuts with the balls of cookie dough. Let set for at least 10 minutes before serving.


From Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Cookbook


**I was sent a copy of this cookbook to review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  There are affiliate links in this post.**



  1. I love cream-filled donuts!

  2. mmm…these look so good!

  3. I love a plain donut with chocolate frosting and sprinkles!!

  4. Love these! They might be my favorite, lol! But I always fall back on a classic glazed donut.

  5. Regular glazed doughnuts are my weakness!

  6. These are the cutest little donuts ever!

  7. I used to eat these PB donuts. They had a PB glaze with mini chocolate chips. So yummy!

  8. My favorite donuts are the chocolate dipped ones.

  9. Glazed. I really want to try to make my own donuts now!

  10. I love a good, old-fashioned glazed donut. Thanks for a yummy giveaway!

  11. OHMYGOSH. Cookie dough + donuts?! Are we in the Land of Oz? This is the coolest thing EVER!!

  12. Chocolate!!!!

  13. yum! cookie dough on a donut- awesome!

  14. Bavarian cream is my favorite doughnut!

  15. I can’t say no to a good old plain donut with chocolate glaze. Great giveaway! Thanks.

  16. My favorite donut is whatever is hot at the KRISPY CREME.

  17. My favorite donut is an old fashioned cake donut with chocolate frosting!

  18. What a cute book! I would have a hard time choosing which one to make. Love the one you made! Cute.

  19. I love cinnamon sugar donuts.

  20. Oh my gosh, these are so cute, Erin! Love the recipe!

  21. Glazed doughnuts and jelly filled are my favorite.

  22. Crullers are definitely my favourite kind of doughnut!

  23. My favorite doughnut is a Krispy Kreme Chocolate Covered Cream Filled

  24. Anything with a cream filled or one with chocolate frosting (love me some frosting!)

  25. These are so cute! I’ve always loved maple donuts.

  26. Favorite donut has to be an apple cider donut

  27. Favorite donut peanut donut

  28. Love a good lemon filled

  29. Potato doughnuts with a simple cinnamon sugar dusting!

  30. Boston Cream! (creme?)

  31. Raised glazed.

  32. I’m a lover of glazed chocolate cake doughnuts. Yes please!

  33. Cake donut with chocolate frosting and sprinkles!!

  34. I love glazed donuts.

  35. I like hot glazed donuts!

  36. Amanda Thompson says:

    I love jam-filled donuts!

  37. My favorite donuts are plain old fashioned cake donuts

  38. A simple. old-fashioned chocolate glazed cake doughnut.

  39. I love chocolate glazed!

  40. Blueberry! I’m so excited about this cookbook

  41. My favorite donut is chocolate cake donut with peanut butter glaze!

  42. I love any donut with maple on it!!

  43. I love a good old vanilla frosted!

  44. Love mini food… I get an excuse to eat more. :) These are super cute. :)

  45. These look fantastic! I’m drooling over the cookie dough on top, and you’re right, you just can’t go wrong with cookie dough. I bought a donut pan a month or two ago and I’ve only used it once, so this would be an awesome recipe to get me using it again!
    I was wondering though – how big is each donut? My donut pan is SUPER mini! (I have the mini Wilton one.)

  46. my family would love it if I made these donuts for them! They are so cute and look delicious!

  47. l love pumpkin donuts

  48. My favorite doughnut is chocolate cake doughnut with chocolate frosting. =)

  49. I like plain cake donuts – not too sweet – good with anything

  50. Pumpkin!! Or yellow cake with tons of chocolate frosting

  51. I love peanut sticks!

  52. stylefriendly says:

    Yeast glazed donut.

  53. I love plain donuts with strawberry glaze….so good!

  54. Maple sticks.

  55. How seriously fun these are :)

  56. My favorite donut is sugar – they’re so soft and fluffy!

  57. I love anything with apple! :)

  58. Powedered sugar donuts!

  59. These are so cute! Happy Donut Day!


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