Baked Eggnog Donuts
I love eggnog flavored everything! Especially baked goods! Donuts, quick bread, cake, muffins, cookies & custard pies. Right after the holidays we still had a bunch of eggnog left over so I thought the best way to use it would be to whip up a quick batch for New Year's morning! The kids were nuts for them saying "they taste like the Christmas cookies!" They danced in their seats and grinned from ear to ear. I knew once the sugar high wore off we'd be paying for it, but in the moment, it was all worth it!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup good quality eggnog
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
Preheat the oven to 425°. Spray a nonstick donut pan lightly with baking spray. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a large glass measuring cup, mix together the eggnog, sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla. Slowly mix the wet mixture into the dry mixture until just Incorporated. Don't overmix. With a spatula, scrape the batter into a quart size zip top baggie. Snip off the bottom corner with scissors, about 1/4 inch, and fill the donut wells about halfway full. Bake for approximately 7 minutes. Immediately turn them out onto a cooling rack and prepare the glaze.
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup good quality eggnog
- Pinch (1/8 teaspoon) sea salt
While the donuts are cooling, whisk together the confectioner sugar, eggnog and a pinch of salt. Dip the top half of each donut into the glaze and let it rest over a cooling grid to catch the drips. Let it harden for a few minutes then present to all your happy faced family members!
yield: approximately 18 donuts
Recipe adapted from Sur la Table.