Iced Chocolate Donut Cookies

These iced chocolate donut cookies are a variation of my sugar cookie donuts, which I could eat by the dozen. Their miniature size just makes it way too easy loose track of how many I’ve had. I love using my mini donut pan with cookie dough instead of cake batter, and the possibilities are endless. So I thought I’d do a nice chewy chocolate cookie with a powdered sugar icing and red and green nonpareils just in time for Christmas.

Iced Chocolate Donut Cookies - tiny bites of chewy chocolate cookie with powdered sugar icing and red and green nonpareils

I can see these on a little plate with a glass of milk set out Christmas Eve for you know who!

Iced Chocolate Donut Cookies - tiny bites of chewy chocolate cookie with powdered sugar icing and red and green nonpareils

Or maybe since they are shaped like donuts, they could be enjoyed for breakfast after opening presents Christmas morning?

Mini Iced Chocolate Donut Cookies
Serves: 24 donuts
Cookie Donut
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed.
  3. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients on low speed until they are just incorporated.
  6. Press a 1 inch ball of dough into each well of a greased mini donut pan.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes, and then allow the donut cookies to cool for 10 minutes before removing. I find the best way to remove them is to turn the pan upside down and give it a firm whack on the countertop.
  8. When donut cookies are completely cooled, dip the top of each one into the glaze, and add sprinkles.
  1. Whisk together the milk and powdered sugar until smooth. Start with 2 tablespoons of milk and gradually add a tiny bit more until desired thickness is achieved.


  1. says

    What a fun idea Julie! I need to get myself a donut pan so that I can make these! And donuts. How do I not have a donut pan?? Also PS I’m super impressed by the fact that you call them nonpareils. I only know what kind of sprinkle..and they are called sprinkles. I need to enlarge my vocabulary apparently :)

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