Cooking with 4-H: Gingerbread Doughnuts


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There’s no flavor that makes the holiday season complete quite like gingerbread. These homemade doughnuts are a fun new twist on a seasonal classic.


(Makes 5 Doughnuts)

Recipe courtesy of Catherine McCord and 4-H Fresh Chefs Cookbook


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1/3 cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a standing mixer or bowl, using a hand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar.
  4. Add the egg, molasses and milk.
  5. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Place the dough in a large zipper bag, seal the bag airtight and then cut off a ½ inch of one corner.
  7. Pipe the dough into doughnuts on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

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