cookie week: doughnuts, which are not cookies.
this week, i’m sharing the cookie recipes that i’m taking with me, or will be taking with me, to various cookie exchanges in december. i figure if i’m swapping the goods, why not swap the details too?
doughnuts are not cookies. but they should be. it’s tough to find a good doughnut in this town, without paying an arm and a leg, or without including it in part of a larger meal like brunch.*
these weren’t made for a cookie exchange, but rather for a chanukah party. but, anyone who brings doughnuts to a cookie exchange will be in my good books. especially if they’re anything like these ones from pioneer woman.
having never made doughnuts before, i didn’t stray from the recipe for the dough, or the cooking instructions. i see different concoctions in my future, however, my eyes now wide open to the possibilities of yeast, flour, milk and a lot of really hot oil.
if you’re a bit afraid of oil, i’d suggest using a taller, more narrow saucepan or pot to fry them in. it works as well and results in less splatter. the one thing that i did change here was the glaze.
brown butter doughnut glaze
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla