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Gingerbread Donuts Recipe

Fill your home with the sweet smell of Christmas with this Gingerbread Donuts recipe. Featuring the warm and delicious flavors of ginger, cinnamon, allspice and molasses, these donuts are a wonderful treat for Christmas morning. Top them with a sweet glaze and a dash of holiday sprinkles for a treat the whole family will love.
Makes: 1 dozen
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray doughnut pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, ginger, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and allspice. In medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vegetable oil and molasses. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; beat until just combined. Fill each donut cup approximately 2/3 full.

Step 3

Bake 9-12 minutes or until the tops of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan 4-5 minutes before removing.

Step 4

For glaze, in small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla. Drizzle glaze over doughnuts and sprinkle with sprinkles, if using. Doughnuts are best served fresh.

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all-purpose flour

1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour

firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

ground ginger

1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder


1 teaspoon salt

ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


2 Eggs


milk (1/3 cup for donuts, 3-4 tablespoons for glaze)

vegetable oil

1/4 cup vegetable oil


2 tablespoons molasses

confectioners' sugar

2 cups confectioners' sugar



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