This recipe is from Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess. They taste a little bit like the cinamon donuts you get at fairgrounds. If you like you can make Chocodoodles by replacing 25g of the flour with cocoa!
250g plain flour
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
125g butter, at room temperature
100g caster sugar
a few drops of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons caster sugar
Preheat oven to 180°C and line and grease two baking sheets.
In a large bowl, cream the butter with the 100g of sugar until light and pale in colour, then beat in the egg and vanilla. Next stir in the flour, nutmeg, baking powder and salt until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
Spoon out the 2 tablespoons of sugar and the cinnamon onto a plate, mix well.
Then roll pieces of dough between the palms of your hands into walnut-sized balls. Roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and arrange on your prepared baking sheets.
Bake for about 15 minutes, by which time they should be turning golden-brown. Take out of the oven and leave to rest on the baking sheets for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Makes about 32. They keep well for about 4/5 days in a tin.