Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

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Happy Thursday! A couple of weeks ago I got in the mail some cookie butter from my friends at “The Dirty Cookie”. I have heard about them and I was so excited to be able to taste their products. They have different flavors of cookie butter like snickerdoodle, red velvet, chocolate chip, cookies and cream, etc. So, I decided to create something delicious to use the snickerdoodle spread because I LOVE LOVE CINNAMON!

It’s Fall season, cinnamon was creaming my name that morning so I decided to make cinnamon holes and I filled them with snickerdoodle cookie butter. The result of this experiment: One of the best things I’ve ever baked.

Let’s start with the recipe!


For the cinnamon holes

1 1/3 cups all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup white granulated sugar

3 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 large eggs, room temperature

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cinnamon coating

4 tablespoons melted butter

3/4 cup white granulated sugar

1/2 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the filling

Snickerdoodle cookie butter by “The Dirty Cookie”


For the donut holes

1.- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

2.- In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

3.- In another bowl mix sugars and oil. Then, add egg and vanilla, mix. Add half of the dry ingredients mixture. Add milk. Add the other half of the dry ingredients mixture. Mix. It will look a bit lumpy and that’s ok.

4.- Fill mini muffin pans fill it up 3/4. If you fill them all the way up, they will overflow, so be careful with this step, take your time.

5.- Bake for about 9-11minutes.

For the cinnamon sugar coating

1.- In a small bowl mix sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

2.- While the donut holes are still warm brush them with the melted butter and then roll them into the cinnamon sugar mix. Set aside. Do not wait for the donut holes to be all cooled off because the cinnamon mixture won’t stick.

For the filling

You will need a pastry bag or a ziplock bag and a thin tip. I used this one

Pipe in some of the cookie butter filling into the bottom of each donut hole. You can roll them in cinnamon sugar again if you want to.