Frosted Sugar Cookie Donuts aka donuts that taste like classic frosted sugar cookies. AND THERE’S SPRINKLES.

Frosted Sugar Cookie Donuts aka donuts that taste like classic frosted sugar cookies. AND THERE'S SPRINKLES.

It’s really getting to be holiday season now. I’m currently sitting in my office in a plaid pajama set while the snow comes down outside for the 18th hour straight.

And you know what? For the first time in my life, I’m not hating the cold!

Technically, I am a California baby. I was born in LA on a lovely summer day in 1991. Then, five months later, my parents moved to Boston. 

Frosted Sugar Cookie Donuts aka donuts that taste like classic frosted sugar cookies. AND THERE'S SPRINKLES.

So in elementary school I loved saying I was from LA. After all, I breathed in California air for 5 whole months, which quite literally gave me life.

By this logic, I’m destined to go back to California. I don’t like the snow, and it’s made worse by the fact that, well, I’m a California baby and I can’t help that I’m meant to breathe in the San Gabriel mountain air accented by the slight salinity of the Pacific.

At least that’s what I tell myself.

But now, sitting in my red plaid pajama set with the snow falling heavily outside, I feel quite content in the cold. It’s times like these that I appreciate the drastic change of seasons the northeast has to offer. And however much my heart still yearns for California beaches, I can’t wait for a white Christmas in Boston.

Frosted Sugar Cookie Donuts aka donuts that taste like classic frosted sugar cookies. AND THERE'S SPRINKLES.

Now these donuts. How do they taste like sugar cookies?! Oh I’ll tell you. Just a hint of almond extract, coupled with almond flour, gives these donuts that classic sugar cookie taste and texture. I then used International Delight’s Frosted Sugar Cookie Creamer in the icing to really make the sugar cookie-ness of it all pop.

I bought this donut pan years ago and I still love using it. It makes the whole donut process SO easy, and the result is perfectly shaped donuts, every time.

Happy Monday, guys! Love you.


Frosted Sugar Cookie Donuts

Frosted Sugar Cookie Donuts aka donuts that taste like classic frosted sugar cookies. AND THERE'S SPRINKLES.
  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Yield: 14 donuts 1x


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

for the frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons International Delight Frosted Sugar Cookie Creamer
  • red food coloring
  • rainbow sprinkles


for the donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a non-stick donut pan with oil and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, vegetable oil, buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Mixture will be thick.
  4. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large circular tip (I also use a regular plastic bag and cut a hole in the corner). Pipe batter into donut pan.
  5. Bake donuts for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before frosting.

for the frosting

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk powdered sugar and International Delight Frosted Sugar Cookie Creamer. Mixture will be pretty thick, but still drippy.
  2. Divide icing evenly into two shallow bowls and mix a few drops of red food coloring into one of the bowls. Microwave one bowl of icing for 15 seconds to get it to thin up.
  3. Dip half of the donuts into the warm icing, then immediately sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles (if you wait too long the icing will harden up and the sprinkles won’t stick). Repeat with second bowl of icing and second half of donuts.

This post is sponsored by International Delight. All text and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make Broma possible!



Nice story. Thank you for the donuts. have a pleasant week !

Vivian | stayaliveandcooking

Love the way these look! I’m all about sugar cookies, but making them in donut form… Hell yes! I would totally say I was from LA too by the way 😉

Sara @ Oats & Rows


Sarah | Well and Full

Ohmigosh. These donuts. Wow. I’m so in awe I can’t even form a cogent sentence !! But also, I’m quite jealous of the snow you’re getting over there in MI…. we had a little snow last night here in CT but now it’s raining. Womp.

Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

Yes!!! I LOVE the first photo! These look amazing.


Brrrr, it’s getting cold here in Southern California….we have to dust off our Ugg’s and maybe put on a long sleeve shirt. Yeah, you can keep that snow. We have one wardrobe with just minor alterations and we can barely drive in the rain. I can’t even imagine snow….

Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen

Yes!! That first photo has me drooling Sarah! They look amazing and I bet they taste just as good!

Gaby Dalkin

I’d be happy these taste even HALF as good as they look! Yum!

Christina Hartnett

I LOVE the color scheme for your shots!!! Excellent job, amazing photos. I want to mouth plow those donuts!

Natasha @ Salt & Lavender

Oh how I wish I was born in California! I’d be living there right now haha. I was born in the UK and now live in Canada, and it’s been extremely cold for the past couple weeks here. Colder than Boston! These donuts are definitely a cute little pick-me-up. I just love sprinkles! 🙂

Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

I wish I was the one that took that bite out of that donut in the picture!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

These donuts are the brightest, sweetest things I’ve seen today! LOVE!

Laura | Tutti Dolci

So pretty and so festive (give me all the sprinkles!).


Oh my gosh! These are insane in the best way possible!! Love these fun donut cookies! 🙂

Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

Oh. My. YUMMMMMMMMMMM. These photos. This recipe. I NEEEEED.


I could easily and happily eat a dozen of these!

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Happy to share 🙂

Jae | Dreaming of Leaving

I absolutely love this recipe, so much so I included it in my Ultimate Homemade Donut Recipes Roundup! Great post, have a great day xo

little cook

Soooooo good !

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