Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes to Sweeten Your “Hole” Day*


Remember when I told you I was writing a cookbook all about Mini Donuts? Well it’s here! Ok, so not totally here. More like it’s off at the printers being made into a book…but I have the cover and the book in PDF form on my computer. So in my mind, it’s here. ;)

I sent my family the cover yesterday and my Dad called me and said “Wow, so it’s like a real book? Is it going to be sold in actual stores??”. Then he proceeded to send the cover to everyone in his office bragging that his daughter wrote a book. So for me and my family, it’s really real now. I am a published author! And it feels pretty awesome. :)

The book is officially titled Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes to Sweeten Your “Hole” Day. It is already on presale on Amazon and Barnes and Noble¬†and will be available November 18th, 2012.

It’s about the price of a bottle of wine (or in my Mama’s case, 2 liters of her cheap-o wine), but the sugar high will last you much longer than your wine headache.

About 90% of the recipes in the book are baked. I used my handy dandy donut maker, but you could also use a donut pan — and each recipe has instructions for both. I like the texture better out of a electric donut maker, but that’s just me. Either will work.

The remaining 10% of donuts are fried. Deep fried. And of course then covered in sugary icing. :-)

I know I wasn’t here as much as I should have been, but just think…every day that a post didn’t go up, you could have found me throwing donuts into coffee, making midnight runs to Wal-Mart to buy 2 pounds of sprinkles, or cleaning dishes for what felt like the 2203423 billionth time.

It was all worth it and I am so proud to have finished! Thank you for sticking with me throughout the writing of my very first cookbook. ;-)

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68 Responses to “Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes to Sweeten Your “Hole” Day”

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 7, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    SO proud of you and I’m so excited to get this book!!! It looks AWESOME and your pictures are gorgeous! You’re so creative – this is a great cookbook addition to my collection :) congrats again! xoxo

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 7, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    Jessica – it’s gorgeous and CONGRATS!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you, happy for you, and I’ll be the first in line to pick up a copy!!!! :)

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    Michelle — August 7, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    Congrats! What an accomplishment, you should be super proud of yourself!

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    Carole @ The Sweet Chick — August 7, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    That’s great news. Congratulations! Can’t wait to get my hands on copy to try with my Babycakes machine.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 7, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    the cover and photos are STUNNING…i can’t wait to see the real deal in print! so excited for you :)

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    Kennedi — August 7, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    I am going to buy this as soon as it comes out. That and a treadmill because I’m going to need it after I make (and eat) all of the donuts.

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    Joanne — August 7, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    AHH! Exciting! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of it!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 7, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    So adorable! And amazing pictures!

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — August 7, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    Woohoo! Congrats, girl! It will be released just in time for the holidays – I can already tell this would be a great Christmas gift. :)

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    Heather — August 7, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    It’s beautiful! You’ve done an amazing job (like always) and I can’t wait to see it on the store shelves! Congrats to you!

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    Julie — August 7, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    the pictures are beautiful! congratulations ;) I hope you can still eat donuts after this book though!

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    Ann — August 7, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    Congratulations, Jessica – this is such a HUGE deal! I’m thrilled for you!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 8, 2012 @ 1:38 am

    Yay, congratulations! :) Do you think it’ll be sold in Europe? I’d love to get my hands on a copy!

    The pictures are amazing. Stunning. And they all look so delicious. It’s great that they’re mostly baked but you added a few fried ones.

    And aww, your dad. He sounds sweet. :)

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    Minxi — August 8, 2012 @ 3:37 am

    Looking forward to your book, and congrats!

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    Kathryn — August 8, 2012 @ 4:34 am

    Yay! Congrats Jessica, it looks awesome!

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    Katrina — August 8, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    I NEED this book! I’m so going to bake every dang little donut in there!!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 8, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    SO SO exciting! What a beautiful cover.

    Guess I need to finally cave and buy a donut pan:-)

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    Becky — August 8, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    Congratulations Jessica! Great cover for your FIRST book!!

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    Dyan — August 8, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to get your book! Don’t forget, donuts made a certain four legged baby feel better, so that’s pretty darn good advertising : )

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    Rachel {Studio Cuisine} — August 8, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    CONGRATS! Looks like this book will force me to add to my donut pan collection with a mini version :)

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    Ali — August 8, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Looks AMAZING!!! Congrats!! You must be so thrilled!!!!

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    Victoria — August 8, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    Congratulations!!! And I wanted to let you know that you misspelt Barnes and Noble. :) Again, Congrats. The book looks wonderful!

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    Amy @Macncheesenpeas — August 8, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    congrats!! Such a cute idea! :)

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — August 8, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Congrats, Jessica! That’s something to be proud of! I’m so excited to get your book.

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — August 8, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Congrats!!! I can’t wait to check out the book because these pictures have me drooling right now.

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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — August 8, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    I just put it on my Amazon wish list because my foray into mini donuts have not been successful. The trash can really seems to like them though.

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    Jill — August 8, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Donuts are seriously my favorite thing ever. This looks great, and I can’t wait to get it!!! Yay!

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    Suzy — August 8, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Congratulations! This is so exciting…I love it when one of my favorite bloggers becomes a published author!!!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — August 8, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    That’s awesome! Congratulations!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — August 8, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Well, congratulations! how super exciting :)

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    Jessica — August 8, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    Congratulations!! I read about it before and was excited for you, but seeing the cover (and clicking the Amazon link) makes it soo real!! What an awesome accomplishment for you!! Beautiful photos and I look forward to trying the recipies!!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 8, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    Wooooo woooo!! My hole is sweetened! <3 <3 Congratulations, lady!!!

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    Ashley Bee — August 8, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    Eeee! This is so exciting! I have a rarely-used mini donut maker because I can’t find many maker-specific recipes. This is so cool! I WANT THIS BOOK :) And I will surely review it on my blog. Great job, lady! :)

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    Ashley — August 8, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Oooh, I just love the cover!!! It’s so fun + bright! As are the rest of the photos. Can’t wait to get my hands on this! :) Absolutely LOVE that stack of doughnuts in the 2nd to last photo. Congrats!!

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    Lisa | With Style and Grace — August 8, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Congratulations!!! This is so exciting and just by looking at the cover and a few photos, it’s going to be gorgeous! Awesome job!

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    Shawnda — August 8, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Love the cover – it’s very you! Congratulations!

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    DessertForTwo — August 8, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    CONGRATS X A MILLION!
    It looks super duper fantastically wonderful :)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 8, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    The pictures are stunning. Great job Jessica! I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these… donuts AND cookbooks! Congrats :)

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    morgan — August 8, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    Congrats Jessica! I can only imagine how accomplished and satisfied you must feel. It’s such a big deal and a dream come true! I’m sure it will be a big hit! Love your posts and your bright personality. Thanks for sharing with us :) I really enjoy reading your blog and can’t wait to devour the book :)

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — August 8, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    Congrats Jessica! This is so exciting :)

    Love the delicious photos. Can’t wait to grab a copy, soon!

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    Christina @ Diary of a Teenage Baker — August 8, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    That is so exciting! Congratulations! Maybe one day I’ll try to write a book too :) I have a long time to think about that though, haha.

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    Pam — August 8, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    Congrats! I want to lick my computer screen they look so good! :)

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    Cordelia — August 9, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    I am so excited for this cookbook! Congratulations on getting this published; I know how difficult it is to get a book out, so kudos to you!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 9, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    Dude, congrats! I am so happy for you! And you know I’m buying your presale book right now! I thank you in advance for the future weight gain! :)

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    Cassie — August 9, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    Big time congrats, Jessica. The book is beautiful, can’t wait to read it!

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    Shaina — August 9, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    This is so exciting! Congratulations!!!!

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    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — August 9, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    Eeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I already have it on pre-order and can’t wait to see it pop up in my mail this November! :) And, I DM’d you again on the Twit, so make sure you respond because I have a little something for you to celebrate your achievement! ;) So proud of you, Jess! xoxo!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 10, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    The book looks awesome! I love the pictures, they want to make me make them all!! Can’t wait for it to come out!

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    Katie — August 10, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    Congrats again Jessica! I can’t wait to get the book!

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    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats — August 11, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    How exciting!!!!! Hope you do a book tour too. :)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — August 13, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    It is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations – it is a huge and wonderful accomplishment :)

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    Chey — August 14, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Congrats. You are such an inspiration! Love love love your blog and the recipes

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    Kerstin — August 14, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    How exciting – congrats Jessica!!! My mouth is watering looking at all those pictures and now I want to go buy a donut!

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    Rachel Cooks — August 15, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Eeeeee! So fun! Congrats Jessica!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — August 16, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    I’m SO happy & excited for you! And November 18th is barely a week after my birthday! I think I know what I’m getting myself!

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — August 17, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    A huge CONGRATS to you!!!! I am so excited to get my hands on a copy, I love baked donuts! This comes out the day before my birthday so I will be making sure it is one of my birthday gifts to myself! : )

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    Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot — August 20, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    Congrats Jessica! The photos look beautiful and those donuts look adorable! Can’t wait to read it!

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    Robin @ Simply Southern Baking — August 22, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

    What a beautiful book! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

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    Dwight — August 30, 2012 @ 4:34 am

    Hey there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.

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    Annalise — August 30, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Congrats Jessica! SO exiting, can’t wait to see the book!

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    Sally — September 15, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    At this moment I am going away to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast coming again to read more news.

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    Melinda — December 20, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    AWESOME!!! Love this book. I just purchased but I am making for Christmas. Thanks for all of the hard work. Have you tried freezing them without icing? I am wondering how they would be to make ahead, freeze and then warm up to be iced.

    • Jessica replied: — December 28th, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

      I have never tried freezing them! I would love to hear what kind of results you had!

      Hope you had an awesome Christmas! :)

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