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A couple of weeks ago I made a Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake. It was delicious and started my craving on a VERY regular basis for cinnamon sugar. As a kid one of my favorite treats was cinnamon toast. I love the warm buttery cinnamon sugar when it’s first out of the oven. I also LOVE cinnamon rolls with the ooey gooey cream cheese frosting on top of all the buttery cinnamon sugar. YUM!!!!! This past Christmas I got a mini donut pan from my mother-in-law and it has gone to good use. My first attempt was just plain Jane cake donuts. Now don’t get me wrong, cake donuts are my all time favorite donuts I love the nutmeg and cinnamon with the dense cakey texture. Well, I decided that not being satisfied to eat my two favorite things separately I had to find a way to combine them and here they are. I am sharing with you what will soon be your favorite donut. (At least if you like cinnamon sugar.) They are so easy to make and I made them with normal ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. They are so good that I would say if you don’t have a donut pan don’t let that stop you. Make them in a muffin tin and thank me later. 🙂
Cinnamon Roll Mini Donuts
- 1/2 c butter melted
- 1 c brown sugar packed
- 2 t cinnamon
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2 T cream cheese softened
- 2 T milk
- 1 c powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
Grease the donut pan
in a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt
cut in shortening with a fork or your fingers
in a small bowl combine milk, eggs and vanilla extract
gradually pour milk mixture into dry ingredients and mix, dough will be thick
spoon into a plastic storage bag and seal closed
cut a small corner from the bottom and set aside
spoon 1 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar mixture into each of the bottoms of the donut molds
squeeze plastic bag to fill donut mold with dough
each mold should be filled 3/4 of the way
bake for 8-10 minutes until the top of the donut bounces back
allow donuts to cool for 5-10 min and twist before removing from pan
while they cool combine the cream cheese, milk and powdered sugar in a small bowl
drizzle or dunk donut into cream cheese frosting.
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