I’ve had this image in my mind for a while of donut holes with glaze and rolled in crushed oreos. It took me a while to make the picture in my mind a reality.
On my first attempt, I mixed oreo cookies into the dough batter. The problem was that when I fried them, the bits of oreo cookie touching the hot oil ended up burning so while the donuts had a nice cookies and cream taste, they also had a slight burnt taste from the crushed oreo pieces on the outside. I couldn’t figure out how to mix cookies and cream into the batter without it ending up on the outside of the donut as well, which would result in it burning slightly.
So finally, I gave up on that. Instead, I made regular donut holes, then dipped them in glaze. While the glaze was still wet, I sprinkled crushed oreos on top, which stuck onto the wet glaze.
I also don’t recommend rolling the doughnut holes in the crushed oreos because that was kind of messy and not very pretty to look at.
These tasted really good, though they didn’t come out looking as pretty as the ones I had pictured in my mind.
Oreo donut holes
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp melted butter
oil for frying
15 oreos, crushed into small pieces
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tsbp milk
1. Add enough oil to frying pan so it is at least 1 inch in height. Turn to medium heat.
2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and whisk. Set aside. Take a large bowl, whisk together milk, buttermilk, sugar and melted butter. Add in dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined with a few lumps remaining.
3. Take a chunk of dough and roll into a ball about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Gently place dough ball into oil and fry until golden brown on all sides, about 2-3 minutes. Make sure to turn donuts on other side so all sides fry evenly.
4. Remove donut holes and place on a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat with remaining dough.
5. While donuts are cooling, making glaze in a small bowl. If glaze is too thick add a little bit more milk. Dip donuts in glaze. It helps to use a spoon to pour glaze on donuts. Remove donuts from glaze and place on wire rack with paper towel underneath to catch the glaze drippings. Take some crushed oreos and sprinkle on top of each donut hole. Let glaze harden before eating
Adapted from Cooking Classy