Samao Cookie Doughnuts

  • Author: The Simple, Sweet Life
  • Yield: 6 doughnuts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast



For the doughnuts:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. (30 grams) butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk

For the caramel glaze:

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar +2-3 tbsp.
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce

For the toppings:

  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 bar (100 grams) dark chocolate, melted


  1. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spread out your cup of coconut flakes. Broil for 30 seconds to a minute, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally so all the coconut gets toasted.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients for the doughnuts (all purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking soda and powder). In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (butter, egg, milk), and whisk in the dry ingredients until lump free.
  3. Pour (or pipe) the batter into a greased doughnut pan and bake at 350F/175C for 9-11 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the doughnuts comes out clean. Allow the doughnuts to cool until you can comfortably handle the pan with your bear hands, then turn them out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the glaze, combine all the glaze ingredients and cook over medium heat until the mixture is warm. The glaze is ready when it begins to form a skin and crack when you stir it.
  5. Dip the cooled doughnuts into caramel glaze, and garnish immediately with the toasted coconut. Drizzly with the melted chocolate and allow to harden before packaging or serving.