Crumbl pink donut cookies or pink doughnut cookies depending on how you want to spell it out are a fun twist on a regular donut-turned cookie. It is made with a thick, chewy, and buttery sugar cookie topped with homemade pink glaze, and rainbow sprinkles. YUM!
Since you’re here, I know you’ll also like Crumbl Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Cake Mix, Crumbl Berry Crunch Cookies Copycat Recipe, The Best Chilled Crumbl Key lime Pie Cookies, and even The best Crumbl Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies EVER!
Pink doughnut cookies, I mean how crazy does that sound?!! Imagine biting into the cutest little (or should I say huge, since the Crumbl cookies are so big) hitting that layer or pink vanilla glaze then that buttery cookie. It’ll play quite the trick on you I would even go as far as saying it’ll remind you of that show “is it cake?” on Netflix.
This is the best Crumbl Pink Donut Cookies
If you do a quick search online, you’ll notice that most of these pink donut cookies are more of a crispy, thinner sugar cookie type but sometimes that’s not what you want and that’s why this recipe is so special.
It yields a thicker more buttery and chewy cookie that will satisfy those who aren’t that into crunchy cookies!
Why you need to make this recipe!
- This recipe is so easy to make!
- These cookies are perfect for family gatherings, birthdays, and any kid’s parties too.
- With this recipe, you will be able to have your favorite Crumbl cookies anytime the craving hits without having to wait months for them to come back in stores.
- This recipe will cost you a fraction of the price that it would cost at Crumbl, saving you a ton of money.
- Saving the best part for last, unlike Crumbl, with this recipe you will also get donut holes!
Ingredients for this Crumbl Pink Donut Cookies
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- Butter- You can use either salted or unsalted butter as long as it’s softened.
- Brown & granulated sugar– The cookie base uses a mix of sugars to give it that perfect texture.
- Egg– The egg is our binding agent here. Make sure to use an egg at room temperature.
- Butter vanilla emulsion– The butter vanilla flavoring is what. I used it for the cookie base to give them that iconic Crumbl buttery cookie flavor.
- Flour– AP flour will work great for this recipe.
- Salt– Always use a little salt in your baked goods to balance out the sweetness of the recipe.
- Baking powder– The baking powder will add a little height to the cookies.
- Powdered sugar– The powdered sugar is the base of our glaze.
- Pink gel food coloring– I use the Wilton pink gel food coloring, starting with a little at a time until the desired color is reached.
- Milk– A little milk is used to thin out the glaze for our donut cookies.
- Rainbow sprinkles– I love how rainbow sprinkles look on these cookies but you can use whatever sprinkles you like.
How to make Crumbl Pink Donut Cookies
This is how you can make this recipe. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Cream the butter and sugars together until creamy.
- Add in the egg and vanilla butter emulsion and mix.
- Mix in the dry ingredients until the flour mixture disappears.
- Scoop equally sized cookie dough balls, place them on the parchment-lined baking sheet and gently flatten to about ½ inch in thickness, and bake.
- Let the cookies cool down then using a small round cookie cutter cut out the center of each cookie.
- Dip in the pink glaze, top with sprinkles, let set, and enjoy!
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
How to store these Curmbl pink donut cookies?
These cookies can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Since the glaze does set, you can stack them without any issues.
Can I freeze donut cookies?
You sure can! These cookies freeze beautifully.
place them in an air-tight container making sure to separate each layer of cookies with wax or parchment paper, and freeze for up to 3 months. Once ready to enjoy, let the cookies thaw in the fridge overnight or on the countertop for a few hours and enjoy!
Can I make mini donut cookies?
You sure can! Instead of making 6 large donut cookies, you can make 12 smaller ones. Cut a hole in the center using a smaller cookie cutter or even a boba straw or a knife then glaze as you would the larger ones.
Crumbl Pink Donut Cookies
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Crumbl Pink Donut Cookies
sugar Cookie base
- ½ cup butter softened
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 2 teaspoon butter vanilla emulsion Use regular vanilla instead if you don't have this but I highly suggest you grab a bottle.
- 1 & ½ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoon milk start with 1 tbsp
- pink food coloring add a little at a time until you get the desired color
- rainbow sprinkles
Make the sugar cookie base
- Preheat the oven to 350F then line a baking sheet with parchement paper and set it aside.
- Cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until smooth and creamy.
- Whisk in the egg, the butter vanilla emulsion, butter flavoring (optional), and mix until combined.
- Mix in the flour, baking powder, salt until the flour mixture disappears. Don't overmix your dough. Then using a large cookie scooper scoop out 6 equally sized cookie dough balls, place them on the prepared baking sheet, and gently flatten them to about ½ inch in thickness.
- Bake the cookies in the oven for 10 minutes, then let them cool down on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool down fully.
- Once cool, using a small circle cookie cutter, cut a hole in the center to make them look like a donut. Keep the centers and dip them in the glaze as well to make donut hole cookies.
Make the pink glaze
- In a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, milk, and pink gel food coloring together until the glaze is thin enough to glaze the cookie but not so thin that it will run off of the cookies as soon as you top them with it.
- If the glaze is too thick add ¼ tablespoon milk at a time and stir again.
- Dip the top of the cookies in the pink glaze, set on a baking sheet or a cooling rack, and sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles. Let them set for a little and enjoy!
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This Cookie Recipe came out amazing and was SUPER Easy to make! I substituted a few ingredients for what I had on hand. I used LorAnn Princess Cookie Emulsion and also used McCormick Natures Berry powdered food coloring. They turned out perfect! As delicious as they smelled, these cookies tasted even better! Will definitely be giving some of your other recipes a try as well!
Thank you for the awesome comment Channon!
As Tony the Tiger would say, There Great!
Ahhhhhmazing like usual! All of the recipes I’ve tried have been terrific! yum yum yum!
These pink donut cookies were so charming! The perfect combination of frosting & cookie. My family enjoyed each of their cookies in one sitting, accompanied by a side of milk. Definitely recommend & will make again. Thanks Chahinez!
These we’re amazing so soft! I wo you left make these again in a heartbeat!
This is my 4th time using one of your copycat recipes and it’s my favorite for sure! The cookies came out delicious and chewy. Thanks again! I’ve also made the pb&j, blueberry muffin, and chocolate chip. All of them have been great!
You’re so welcome Deanna! Glad to hear you liked them!
What a fun cookie, easy instructions which made it super easy to make and SO TASTY!!!!
Awh, so glad to hear you enjoyed making these Angela.
Love these cookies! And such a good cookie base to use for other types! I didn’t have a cookie cutter, so I used the lid from a vanilla extract bottle, and it still turned out perfectly!
These were so easy to make! I doubled the batch and made mini versions and they came out so cute! They were a hit with everyone 🙂
Glad to hear everyone enjoyed these Denae!
Recipe is perfect as is! Don’t skip on the butter vanilla emulsion. Delicious.
Yes definitely important to not skip it Lindsay!
These are delicious and very cute! I doubled the recipe and weighed out 12 72 gram dough balls. Thanks for another great recipe!
This donut cookie is beyond amazing! It begins with a melt in your mouth cookie base and the experience is topped with a delicious donut glaze. This cookie will be a showstopper at your next event.
YAY! Thank you so much!