recipeFrom the Kitchen of Janet Cuddigan

Did you know that the Dutch traditionally mark the new year by eating doughnuts? Your family is sure to love celebrating a new year with these fresh, hot, homemade baked cinnamon sugar doughnuts.



½ cup white sugar

⅓ cup butter, softened

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

½ cup milk



½ cup butter, melted

⅔ cup white sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

doughnut recipeDirections:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9 cavities of a 12-cavity doughnut pan* with cooking spray.

Combine sugar, butter, nutmeg (or vanilla if you don’t have nutmeg), and salt in a medium bowl; beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Add egg and mix until incorporated.

Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in batches, alternating with milk, beating batter briefly after each addition. Pour batter into a large resealable plastic bag. Snip off one corner of the bag and pipe batter into the 9 prepared cavities of the doughnut pan, filling each halfway.

Bake doughnuts in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 7 to 9 minutes.

While the doughnuts are baking, place melted butter for topping in a shallow bowl. Mix together 2/3 cup sugar and cinnamon in another shallow bowl. Roll warm doughnuts in melted butter and then in cinnamon sugar to coat.

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*If you don’t have a doughnut pan, you can create one by using a muffin tin. Roll small sheets of tin foil into tall narrow cylinders and place these into the center of each muffin tin compartment and then pour the dough around them.