Cotton Candy Mini Donuts

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Christiana George
Christiana George
Welcome to The Tart Tart, my not-so-tart take on food, writing, and photography. I decided to start up this sucker after repeated nagging from Chris, my fiance, who cannot understand why the sight of a farmer’s market would send me into ecstatic convulsions (okay, total overstatement. I can be quite the histrionic at times).With that said, my interests, though chiefly in food, also span fashion, design, literature, and photography. So don’t mind the seemingly non sequitur odds and ends I toss in posts at times.

You know you are a food blogger when you spot a new dry cookie mix at the store and your first thought is not making cookies, but what you can make with the mix itself.  Yep, I used cotton candy cookie mix to make these Cotton Candy Mini Donuts.  And they do really taste like cotton candy.  I made these along with Birthday Cake Oreo Mini Donuts for my daughter’s birthday party the other week.  Kids and adults alike loved them.

Betty Crocker makes a Cotton Candy Cookie Mix.  I have never made cookies with it, but it sure smells good and it has all these little bits of pink and blue sprinkles.  I made this recipe just like I did for my Mini Sugar Cookie Donuts.

These donuts are super easy to make and you only bake them for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes each batch.  How much easier can it get.  I used my Babycakes Donut Maker machine, but you can bake them in the oven if you like.  I just don’t like heating up the whole kitchen in the summer.

For the frosting, I choose to make my own with the remainder of the dry cookie mix.  However, you do have other options.  If you like pink, Betty Crocker makes Cotton Candy Frosting in a can.  If you like blue, Duncan Hines Frosting Creations has a cotton candy flavor mix.

 I just love making mini donuts.  They are so darn cute and easy to eat.  Bet you can’t eat just one.

Cotton Candy Mini Donuts

by The Sweet Chick

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 1/2- 3 minnutes

Keywords: bake dessert snack cotton candy cookie mix birthday donuts American

Ingredients (20 mini donuts)

For the donuts

  • 2 cups Betty Crocker Cotton Candy dry cookie mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (white or rice vinegar)

For the frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Betty Crocker Cotton Candy dry cookie mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the donuts

Preheat your Babycakes Donut Maker.

Mix together milk and vinegar and set aside for a few minutes while it curdles (a replacement for buttermilk).

In a medium bowl, mix together the dry cookie mix, and baking soda.

Then add the egg , butter, oil, and curdled milk. Mix until completely blended.

Use a piping bag, a Ziplock bag with tip cut off, or a pancake pen, fill each donut reservoir with about 2 tablespoons of batter.

Bake for about 2 1/1- 3 minutes (do not use timer on machine) or until toothpick inserted in center of donut comes out clean.

Place hot donuts on cooling rack to cool completely.

For the frosting

In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and the powdered sugar.

Then add the marshmallow fluff and mix on medium until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Add the dry cookie mix and mix until well blended.

Using a spatula, frost the cooled donuts and take a bite.

Or make them pretty with some sprinkles.


I used a clear vanilla extract to keep the frosting pure white.

If you are using a mini donut pan, bake your donuts in the oven at 425ºF for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle of donut comes out clean.

Frosting recipe adapted from ‘Lil Luna

This recipe may be shared at these fabulous parties.

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