Mini “I Do”-nuts: A {Virtual} Bridal Shower!

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“Mawwaige, mawwaige! Mawwaige is what bwings us togetha today!” (If you haven’t seen The Princess Bride, I don’t know if we can be friends. Educate yourself.)

Anyway. Today we’re celebrating the darling Christina of Dessert for Two! She and her hubby-to-be are freakin’ adorable, and a bunch of her fellow bloggers decided to throw her our own version of a shower to celebrate them getting hitched. :)

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While Christina takes care to post recipes that are just enough for a small household…yeah. I don’t. So these three dozen donuts will sit on your kitchen table and tempt you while your roommate’s away on a ski trip and you’re hanging around in your yoga pants watching trashy DVR reruns. Not that I’d know about that.

Besides, they’re mini donuts! Which means you can eat triple the amount and it only equates to one. An excellent thing for anyone who may be trying to fit in a wedding dress. (Clearly despite having started a new job, I have not picked up any additional math or logic skills.)

Congratulations, Christina!! We all wish you cuties a lifetime of happiness and love.

Mini Cookie Dough Donuts with Chocolate Glaze
Adapted from Mini Donuts by The Novice Chef

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup skim milk 
  • 3 tbsp canola oil 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

For the cookie dough:

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp skim milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, plus a generous handful ;)

For the chocolate glaze:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and sugars. Add milk, oil, and vanilla and continue to whisk until smooth.
4. Add the dry ingredients and mix until lumps are gone.
5. Transfer batter to a disposable piping bag and snip the end off. Pipe batter into mini donut pan wells until they are about 3/4 of the way full.
6. Bake for about 7 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in one of the donuts comes out clean. Transfer donuts to a wire rack and let cool completely.

7. To prepare the cookie dough, cream butter and sugars in a medium bowl.
8. Add vanilla and milk and continue to beat until combined.
9. Add the flours and salt and mix until dry ingredients are completely incorporated. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
10. Form dough into balls using a 1/4 tsp measure. Refrigerate until ready to use (this dough is really sticky–it helps to have some time to set up).

11. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butters and chocolate for glaze together.
12. Then add milk and corn syrup and whisk until all ingredients are incorporated and smooth.
13. Remove from heat and immediately whisk in powdered sugar. Dip the tops of donuts in the glaze and place them back on the wire rack. **It’s important that you do this step as quickly as possible, because the glaze starts to harden up quite fast.
14. Add a cookie dough ball to the top of each donut. Allow the donuts to set for at least 10-15 minutes. Stare at them longingly the whole time.

Makes about 3 dozen mini donuts. You will have extra cookie dough, which I highly recommend saving for midnight snacks. Or another baking project. Whatever.

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Make sure you check out the sweet treats the rest of these wonderful bloggers brought to Christina’s shower:

Lauren of Keep It Sweet Desserts | Sweet and Salty Party Cookies
Krissy of Krissy’s Creations | Strawberry Macarons
Julie of Table for Two | White Wedding Cake Cupcakes
Madison of Espresso and Cream | Moon Pie Cupcakes
Jenna of Eat Live Run | Whiskey Walnut Blondies
Joanne of Eats Well with Others | Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
Kristan of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Lemon Cupcakes with Sweet Tea Frosting
Shelly of Cookies and Cups | Chocolate Covered Cheerios
Megan of Country Cleaver | Mini Coconut Cream Pies

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21 thoughts on “Mini “I Do”-nuts: A {Virtual} Bridal Shower!

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  3. Tara! Thank you SO much! This is so sweet! I’m in tears over here!
    This is a recipe that should never be scaled down because I could eat 3 dozen!

    Love ya!
    xoxo x a million,
    Christina

  4. these are simply adorable!! i LOVE the name you gave them, haha it gave me a good chuckle! ughhhhh these would kill my diet but they’re so worth it. i mean, cookie dough?! yes!

  5. I could easily get very fat just reading your recipes! These sound scrumptuous.

    You should bring a sampling to the next family gathering we have.

    L/H/K Auntie B.

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