Brown Sugar Donut Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer over medium speed, beat together margarine, brown sugar, and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add egg, vanilla, cinnamon, and baking powder and beat to combine. Turn the mixer to low and add flour. Beat until just combined.
  3. Refrigerate cookie dough for about 1 hour, or up to overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the cookie dough to about an eighth of an inch thickness. Cut into desired shape (see below for instructions on cutting into donut shapes) and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.
To make donut cookies:
  1. Cut the dough into large circles, then cut a smaller circle from center. Reroll the scraps and repeat until all of the dough is rolled and cut. Bake according to the directions above.
  2. Once cookies have cooled completely, glaze them with your choice of glazes (recipes follow) and top with sprinkles or your favorite donut toppings. Let the glaze set for about 10 minutes before handling cookies.
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