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Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Servings: Makes 12 3-inch doughnuts
A great baking idea for an autumn treat. Try making these baked doughnuts for a yummy snack. And take advantage of that canned pumpkin that's been sitting in your pantry for just the right dessert...................Diana

For Doughnuts:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup shortening, butter, or margarine, softened

For Icing:
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 teaspoons milk

FOR DOUGHNUTS: In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda. Add pumpkin, eggs, milk, and shortening, butter, or margarine; beat with an electric mixer on low speed till mixed.

Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip with a 1/2-inch opening. Pipe onto 2 greased baking sheets in 3-inch circles. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for 10 minutes, or till golden brown. Cool doughnuts on a rack over waxed paper.

FOR ICING: In a small mixing bowl stir together powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in enough milk to make a smooth icing of glazing consistency. Spoon icing over doughnuts.

Makes 12 three inch doughnuts.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: July 22, 2002