Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts

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I have a most decadent treat for you today…

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts - Baked! by SimplyGloria.com

These are not just ANY doughnuts…they are Pastry Doughnuts topped with a Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing!  And, these doughnuts are BAKED!

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts by SimplyGloria.com

Can you just taste the layers of puffy pastry with a coating of cinnamon and sugar under the icing?!  The Cream Cheese Icing is swirling with cinnamon.  And the gentle, flaky texture of the doughnut literally melts in your mouth.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts - and doughnut holes!

We can’t forget about the doughnut holes…they are just one little bite of pure heaven!  The doughnut holes get so puffy, along with the doughnuts.  That the doughnut holes tend to plop over with all the hot air baked in between all of the layers of pastry.  Making these Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts are much easier than you’d expect!

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts Ingredients

For the doughnuts, all you need is a package of puff pastry sheets.  (A package comes with 2 sheets in one box.)  And, one beaten egg white to brush on top of pastry, before you sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar.  For the icing:  cream cheese, cinnamon, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar.

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Take out the 2 frozen sheets of pastry sheets of the box.  Unwrap and cover them with plastic wrap at room temperature for 40 minutes.  Leave folded and cut with 3 inch round cutter.  Then use a smaller round cutter to cut out the middles of the doughnuts for the doughnut holes.

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Brush the beaten egg white onto the surface of each pastry doughnut and doughnut hole.  Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon and sugar.  Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees on the bottom shelf in your oven for 25 minutes.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts - Baked!

 When finished, take out to cool before putting on the cinnamon cream cheese icing.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts Icing

Whisk together cream cheese, cinnamon, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla with a stand or hand mixer.  Add the powdered sugar and mix until combined.  (The icing is at a medium to thin consistency.  If you choose to have the icing thicker, add 1/4 and up to 1/2 cup.)  Put the icing into a pastry bag (or a baggie that is snipped at one bottom corner).  Pipe the icing around the tops of the doughnuts and doughnut holes.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts and Doughnut Holes - SimplyGloria.com

Now, see how easy these are to make?  But of course, they are even easier eat!

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts - Easy and Baked! by SimplyGloria.com

Enjoy these Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts my friends!

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts
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Serves: 6
 

This recipe makes 6 doughnuts and 10 doughnut holes. Doughnuts are best to be eaten the day of baking. But can be covered and refrigerated over night until the next day. Then allow to come to room temperature before eating the rest.
Ingredients
  • Doughnuts:
  • 1 (17.3 oz) package of puff pastry sheets
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • Icing:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar

Instructions
  1. Unwrap the frozen pastry sheets and cover with plastic wrap to thaw at room temperature. (takes about 40 minutes.)
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Mix together 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, set aside.
  4. When thawed, keep sheets folded and cut with a 3″ round cutter. And a smaller cutter to cut the middles out. (May have to dip the cutters into a little flour to prevent sticking.)
  5. Brush the tops with the beaten egg white.
  6. Sprinkle the tops of pastry with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  7. Bake doughnuts and doughnut holes for 25 minutes. Then allow to cool.
  8. Icing:
  9. Whisk together cream cheese, cinnamon, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla with a stand or hand mixer. Add the powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  10. Put the icing into a pastry bag (or a baggie that is snipped at one corner). Pipe the icing around the tops of the doughnuts and doughnut holes.
  11. Enjoy!

Notes
The Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing is at a medium to thin consistency. If you choose to have the icing thicker, add ¼ and up to ½ cup.

Here is another recipe using the Puff Pastry and Cinnamon together, I call them Cinna-Swirls.

Cinna-Swirls by SimplyGloria.com  {made with Puff Pastry you can find in the freezer section.}

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Comments

    • says

      Yay!! Before I ordered all of my cutters through the years…I was using the edge of drinking glasses or anything that would cut a circle. (I have a doughnut cutter…but it was too wide to cut the width of the already folded pastry sheets.) Now you can use your new cutters! Thank you for coming over, Ashley!

  1. says

    Icing on top of donuts?! That’s brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that? I mean I’m always finding reasons to top something with icing or powdered sugar. I don’t know what part I’m more excited about, the donut or the icing. Good thing I don’t have to choose. 😉 My husband just bought donut cutters so now I have the perfect excuse to use them. 🙂
    Tina @ Tina’s Chic Corner recently posted…Chewy Oatmeal Raisin CookiesMy Profile

    • says

      I’m so with you about the icing…I LOVE frosting/icing! Have you heard of “frosting shots”? They are just tiny cups of frosting– that’s it! My friend saw some cute shot glasses and I simply said, “Those would be perfect for frosting shots!” (She wasn’t thinking that at all!)
      You’ll love using your new cutters…especially when you make these! Did I mention, super duper easy?
      Thanks Tina! (=
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  2. says

    I love working with puff pastry, so many things you can do with it. I never thought of doughnuts though. Great idea and the cinnamon frosting, over the top. Welcome and thanks for coming by and partying with us at Fluster Buster’s Creative Muster. I hope we’ll be seeing you again. Pinning and a new follower.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  3. says

    Wow! Stunning and awesome post!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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