Chocolate Chip Cookie Doughnuts

The little chocolate morsel that is such a classic! You know what I’m talking about – Chocolate Chips of course.


Many a bag full are often listed as a pantry staple for they the heart and soul of most homes. Who doesn’t love a fresh from the oven, ready to eat chocolate chip cookie? Not many would refuse. Everyone in my house are up for a new batch anytime.

There is something about the nostalgia of them that conjures up memories of childhood like a warm kitchen and that sweet smell coming from the oven. I will always remember them being a special treat perfect for us kids on the go. If we were lucky we could have 2 maybe if we didn’t tell Mom. Dad was always up for another cookie and he needed a partner in crime if he was caught. Us kids growing up were always happy to oblige.

*I’m the one on the left! And this was before the baby sister was literally in the picture.

As time went on I was old enough to stand or kneel on a chair to reach counter height. It was the upgrade to baker in training. Oh yes! It was my time to shine by cracking eggs, measuring ingredients and trying my best to stir in the chips. The later did require help as the batter was thick and, if you know any 4-7 aged kid, arms get tired fast when it comes to manual labour of any sort. It’s much easier to lick the bowl for some reason.

Chocolate chip cookies are easy to prepare and the basis for the development of so many bakers. If you did a poll it would probably be safe to say that the majority of today’s fine bakers started off by making them.

Measuring, baking, waiting (the most difficult step) and finally taste testing in a matter of mere minutes. All for the glory of pulling them apart while they are still slightly warm to find the chips have melted into ooey-gooey heaven. Crisp on the outside and chewy soft in the inside is often the definitive mark of a successful batch.

There is a reason why realtors use the chocolate chip cookie trick when having an open house. The aroma makes you feel like you are home and a plate full of a delightful dessert is something one would never pass up.

Lately I have been thinking of how growing up in the kitchen and learning the basics has served me so well in what I love to do right now. A batch of cookies is child’s play and that is just what I love to share with my daughter. Learning a skill is never a bad idea and being skillful in the kitchen will serve you a lifetime of joy.

Now after all this cookie talk you may be wondering why the recipe is not about cookies? Well it sort of is. I set out to make some baked chocolate chip doughnuts and my Hubby took one bite and exclaimed, “They taste like chocolate chip cookies!”. The baked crispy outside and the dotted bits of chocolate in the soft cake center mimics the same feeling as a batch of homemade cookies. The white chocolate glaze adds just the right about of sweetness to counter the dark chocolate bits that circle on top.

So I now ask you- What would you do if you could have all the great things that a chocolate cookie brings to your mind and soul in the form of a doughnut?

The answer is simple. Make it, bake it, eat it and share it with someone you love.

MDIVADOMESTICA

Chocolate Chip Cookie Donut

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 24

Chocolate Chip Cookie Donut

Fond memories of childhood and chocolate chips are within every bit of these doughnuts!

Ingredients

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Doughnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • White Chocolate Glaze
  • 1 cup white chocolate wafers
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 4 cups of icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate Chip Toppings
  • 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup regular sized dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips.

Instructions

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Doughnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease doughnut baking pans with oil.
  2. In a medium bowl combine sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour and set aside.
  3. In a large measure cup, combine buttermilk, eggs, honey, vanilla and melted butter. Stir with a whisk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, add in the mini dark chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
  4. Using a icing bag with the tip cut slightly to allow about 1/2 inch in diameter opening. Fill the bag with the batter and pipe it into the prepared doughnut baking pans.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Let cool slightly and remove from pans to cool completely on cooling rack
  6. White Chocolate Glaze
  7. Melt the white chocolate wafer using a double boiler or a large heat proof bowl over simmer water.
  8. In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat bring the whipping cream to a warmed temperature. Add in the icing sugar, corn syrup and vanilla and whisk together.
  9. Add the sugar mixture to the melted chocolate wafers and stir to combine. Remove from heat and let set slightly just until mixture is still runny, but thick enough to coat. Use a whisk to keep the glaze smooth. Dip the top part of the doughnut in the glaze and twist slightly to bring upright. Place on a wire rack and top with sprinkles of the chocolate chip mixture.
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