Monday, December 15, 2014

Peppermint Patty Cake Donuts

If you downloaded your FREE copy of The 12 Donuts of Christmas e-Cookbook, then you already know what's coming up next:

Peppermint Patty Cake Donuts!

Peppermint Patty Donuts
There is powdered sugar and peppermint extract added to the donut batter to make these just about as creamy-soft, smooth and rich as regular peppermint patties.

Peppermint Patty Doughnuts

The cool peppermint donuts are then entirely enrobed in a dark chocolate coating. Not only does the chocolate coating make for a delightful eating experience, but it also helps these donuts keep fresh longer than most other donuts. If you're a peppermint patty lover, these are going to make your day, your week, your month!


Peppermint Donuts:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 
1 cup powdered sugar
3 large egg whites
2 tsp peppermint extract
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1/4 cup whole milk

peanut oil for frying

Chocolate Coating:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of fine sea salt
1/4 to 1/3 cup whole milk
4 oz dark chocolate, chopped


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine and aerate. 
  2. In a separate bowl, cream sugar and butter. Stir in egg whites, peppermint and vanilla extracts.
  3. Fold in dry ingredients and milk until just combined. Scrape dough directly into plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes. 
  4. Once dough has chilled, roll to 1/2” thick and cut donuts with a 2.5” round cutter and a 3/4” hole cutter. 
  5. Fill a heavy-bottomed pot 2” deep with peanut oil and heat to 360° F. 
  6. While oil is heating, prepare chocolate coating by combining powdered sugar, cocoa powder, corn syrup, vanilla, sea salt and whole milk in a large bowl. Melt chocolate in microwave or over a double boiler. Stir melted chocolate into icing and beat until smooth. 
  7. Carefully lower each donut into the oil. Fry both sides for 2 minutes. Immediately submerge donuts in chocolate coating and transfer to a wire rack to cool and set.

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