From 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 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
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.
Adapted from allrecipes.com
*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.