Wednesday, December 7, 2011

End of the Semester Holiday Donuts

The holiday season also brings with it my favorite kind of season at college - end of the semester. I am one of the few, fortunate souls who just have a million papers dues instead of a million finals. Because of this, I figured I'd surprise my 18th Century Women Writers Class with some End of the Semester Surprise Donuts!

We've been pretty much beating Pride and Prejudice to death so I thought we could all use a little something to keep us going.

I also had the perk of not having class until 2:50 today (seriously, isn't the end of the semester insane? My work day doesn't start today until 3pm. Who would've thought I could get away with that?) so I had the entire morning to test out my adorable, new Wilton Donut Pan. This was one of my Black Thursday steals from Michaels: the last one in the store for about $7.

I went ahead and used the Father's Day Donuts Recipe from awhile back, but with a little twist. I made an eggnog frosting instead of just plain ol' vanilla. I did mention that I love eggnog right?

Of course, for those who don't share my well-founded passion for eggnog, I frosted a few with chocolate as well. I topped them all off with some holiday sprinkles and ta-da! Holiday Donuts.

Again, the recipe for the donuts is here, (with the switch that you bake them at 400 for 7 minutes in the pan) but I've included the recipe for the Eggnog frosting/glaze below. I know the season is a busy one for most of us, but if you have the time to spare, these are definitely worth it.

Happy Baking!

Eggnog Frosting/Donut Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp eggnog

1. Measure out powdered sugar, then stir in eggnog until combined. Add more eggnog to smooth out consistency if needed.


  1. Oooo, these look delicious. I keep telling myself to invest in a doughnut pan but haven't yet. These make me want to run out right now and snag one!

  2. Donuts are the perfect way to celebrate the end of the semester!

  3. Ah I love donuts, but I was always to scared to make them and when you say it it seems so easy to make! They look amazing!

  4. Oh I love these donuts! And such a perfect treat for the end of the semester!
    Elyse @The Cultural Dish