A Donut Cookie. You would expect a mini version of the well-known donut. However, it is far from this. Actually it has nothing to do with a donut, at least not with the taste. The only similarity is the shape, which is, simply said: round with a hole. The structure and taste, however, is completely different.
In the dictionary ‘impulsiveness’ means: ‘acting according sudden impulses and not by deliberate planning’. Impulsive as I can be at times, the idea of making this cookie came suddenly to me while I was just a bit more or less fiddling around in my kitchen. Just a little relaxed doing nothing, at least not with the intention to prepare something. I think it was a matter of letting go my thoughts on sudden memories of my holiday trips. All of a sudden I saw myself again, sitting along with my hubby, in some establishment (I do not remember anymore exactly where, but at least it was in the US), where we made a stop and we enjoyed an American coffee with a delicious freshly baked donut.
Well, a good donut is always eternal, but to prepare it right away at this moment? That would go a little too far for me. It was not a matter of time I would have to spend, but rather the method of preparation, it just so happens that donuts must be fried and I did not really felt like doing this in the early morning. The thought of a donut didn’t let go however, so I thought it would be an excellent alternative to prepare them in terms of a cookie. No unnecessary fuss, simply a basic shortbread recipe, easy, tasty and done fast. At least, you’d think it would be…
In cases like this, the perfectionist in me is always unraveling itself. A cookie is just a cookie and I wouldn’t not be me if I wouldn’t make something special of it. Once preparing the cookies, all kinds of ideas shot through my head. About the flavors, presentation and so on. In this regard, caramel sauce and chocolate glaze outshined anything else, so therefor I used both delights. Both are also quick to prepare so that was a bonus too. I also knew that somewhere, far behind in one of my kitchen cupboards, I still had a jar of sprinkles, so even those came in handy.
For variation, I’ve ‘dressed’ the cookies three ways. Some I spread with caramel sauce and chocolate glaze, some with chocolate glaze topped with sprinkles and some with caramel sauce which I’ve salted with sea salt. Especially of the last one, I’m a huge fan. In my humble opinion, the combination of sweet and salty in caramel sauce is irresistible and for those who have never tasted or prepared this, I highly recommend to try this one time!
A cookie in the shape of a donut, only different. Different, in the sense of taste and texture but with the same characteristic within the meaning of experience. Topped with delicious (salted and unsalted) caramel sauce and chocolate glaze. The term ‘yummy’, in my opinion, is not adequate enough for this cookie and therefor I can’t think of anything else than to name it ‘divine’, I believe that’s more appropriate. Anyway, I’m very anxious to hear what you think of it.