These easy Mini Gingerbread Doughnuts with Maple Syrup Icing are a favorite. They are so easy to prepare and super delicious. Perfect for the holidays!
Baked mini Gingerbread Doughnuts are so much fun to make and a great alternative to sugar cookies if you are looking for something different to make this recipe it for you. I love to decorate these like Christmas cookies and get the kids involved.
REGULAR MOLASSES VS. BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES!
OK, so if you're not aware, there are two types of molasses: regular and blackstrap. While most people use regular molasses which is literally "bittersweet," I tend to use the blackstrap molasses in my baking recipes to reduce the sugar content. On the other hand, you have to be careful because blackstrap molasses, due to its bitterness and its "heaviness" when using in baking, can make the texture of your recipes thicker and dense if it is not. used correctly. That’s why I always use half the amount a recipe might require. This way I get the darker color without compromising the texture or taste. Don't worry, I've given you the amounts to use for each type of molasses in the recipe below.