Fill your home with the sweet smell of the holiday season with this baked gingerbread donuts recipe. Featuring the warm and delicious flavors of ginger, cinnamon, allspice and molasses, these cake donuts are a wonderful treat on Christmas morning. Pair these Christmas donuts with a hot cup of coffee in the morning or with a glass of eggnog at night for a seasonal dessert. Top them with a sweet glaze and a dash of holiday sprinkles for a breakfast the whole family will love.
Fill the donut pan using a piping bag or plastic bag. Cut off the bottom inch of a piping bag and fill it with your donut batter. A gallon ziploc bag can work as well. Pipe the batter into each donut pan cavity for clean and easy filling.
Sprinkle immediately after glazing. Make sure to add sprinkles immediately after glazing your donuts to ensure that they stick to the glaze.
For a clean, drip-free glaze: Rather than drizzling the icing on top of your donuts, dunk the top half of each donut into the glaze.
For a cinnamon sugar finish: If you’d prefer to skip glazing your donuts, a cinnamon sugar coating is a delicious option. Simply dip each baked donut in melted butter and roll them in a cinnamon sugar mixture.
For a powdered sugar finish: Put 2/3 cup of powdered sugar in a resealable gallon plastic bag. Put one unglazed donut into the bag at a time, seal the bag, then shake to coat.