I have been on an apple cider kick lately! I was hoping since we live out
in the country with lots of farms somebody would be selling fresh pressed apple cider... no such luck yet so I guess Kroger will have to do! While I was picking up apple cider I made a quick stop to the baking aisle... always a very bad idea! They have all of their fall and holiday baking supplies out - really its my favorite time of the year - I am a nerd like that! So I picked up a few extra necessities... I promise every bag of chocolate and holiday flavored chip I bought was necessary!
While I was perusing the baking aisle I found Pillsbury's new Funfetti Maple Lil' Donut kit. My girlfriend loves maple and I thought they would go great with my newly acquired apple cider - and I was right! These little donut bites are so tasty - the apple cider, cinnamon chips, and maple glaze go perfectly together!
You will need:
1 Pillsbury Funfetti Maple Lil' Donut kit
1/3 cup apple cider, plus an additional 2 tablespoons of cider for the glaze
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup cinnamon chips (if you have never tried these you need to go get some like right now!)
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees and cover your baking sheet in parchment paper (or spray it with non-stick spray).
In a mixing bowl, stir together the donut mix, 1/3 cup apple cider, and softened butter until fully incorporated. Fold in the cinnamon chips.
Roll dough into tightly rolled balls, using about a teaspoon of dough for each donut and bake for 10-12 minutes.
While your donuts are baking, stir together the maple glaze powder and the additional 2 tablespoons of apple cider until smooth.
Once the donuts are done, let them cool for 2 minutes. After they are cooled slightly, dunk them one by one into the glaze and place them onto wax paper or on a cooling rack. Sprinkle them with the Funfetti sprinkles immediately.
Let the donuts cool another 5 minutes before serving. They are best served warm but can be stored in an airtight container if needed.
The package says you will get about 24 donuts but I actually got closer to 30 using a teaspoon to scoop the dough.
Roll each ball of dough into a tight ball - if you don't you will get cracks in your donuts.
You tell me -
What are your favorite things to pick up in the baking aisle??
Any fun holiday items that are a must??