Rich Myers, raspberry glazed donut cookies, Mama Disrupt

[Guest Editor] Rich Myers: Raspberry-glazed donut cookies

In Features, Nourish, Stories by Nicole Fuge

Every mama needs a batch of these babies on standby for ‘those days’, you know, the ones when you hide in the pantry to escape the kids. Thanks for the recipe Rich Myers. *high five*

By Rich Myers

The cookie that catapulted us into viral stardom. Once outlawed due to the use of illegal sprinkles, now made possible once more thanks to our very own brand. Don’t scrimp on the sprinkles. Not now, not ever.

MAKES 10 cookies


140g (5oz) softened unsalted butter

110g (3¾ oz) caster (superfine) sugar 

140g (5oz) light brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

140g (5oz) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted

140g (5oz) strong white bread flour, sifted

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

1 tsp sea salt

For the raspberry donut glaze

200g (7oz) icing (powdered) sugar

30g (1oz) water

raspberry flavouring (use as instructed on packaging)

To finish

100g (3½oz) expen$ive sprinkles

  1. Cream the butter and sugars together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the beater attachment until pale. Add the vanilla to your egg, and then add to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix for 1 minute, or until emulsified, then scrape down the base and sides of the bowl. Weigh out the flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) and salt and add to the bowl. Beat on the lowest speed until the mixture comes together.
  2. Using an ice cream scoop, or your hands, scoop the mixture into ten 100g (3½oz) pucks and place onto a greaseproof paper-lined tray. Cover the tray in cling film (plastic wrap) and put it into the fridge for at least 24 hours (at most 72 hours). If you absolutely must bake the cookies on the same day, try to give them at least 6 hours to chill before baking.
  3. When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 150°C (300°F/gas 2). Split the ten pucks across two greaseproof paper-lined baking trays, leaving enough space between them to allow for spreading in the oven.
  4. Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until the cookies resemble cookies. If they’re still bulging in the centre, then they’re not ready yet. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking trays.
  5. While your cookies are cooling, prepare the raspberry glaze by whisking the icing (powdered) sugar, water and raspberry flavouring in a small mixing bowl. Take your time, and mix thoroughly, to ensure that you don’t end up with any clumps of unmixed icing sugar – biting into that is the worst thing ever. Well, not the worst thing ever but it’s pretty annoying.
  6. While the glaze is still wet and the cookies have cooled, use a pastry brush (or the back of a spoon if you’re ill prepared) to paint the glaze all over your cookies. Adorn your donut-inspired cookies straight away with lots of sprinkles and set to one side to dry.
  7. The cookies will keep for up to 2 days in an airtight container at room temperature, but are best eaten the day you make them.

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Raspberry-glazed donut cookies recipe: Images and text from Get Baked by Rich Myers, photography by Ellis Parrinder. White Lion Publishing RRP $29.99.

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