gingerbread donut bear claw

Donuts have a special place in my heart. When I worked at a restaurant, there was a donut shop right in front of us. I used to have a donut almost every day for breakfast. I always ordered a donut bear claw because I love everything about it, the shape, the taste, everything. So, I decided to try making it at home but with gingerbread. That’s how I came up with gingerbread donut bear claws.

gingerbread donut bear claw

The cooking process is very simple, I’m sure you will love this recipe, it’s sweet and has a different taste that will surprise you for sure.

These special donuts taste like gingerbread cookies mixed with a classic pastry. They’re perfect for anyone who loves magical donuts taste. If you love Donust like me, these bear claws will make everyone smile. They’re so delicious, and they’ll become a favorite in your house for sure.

what is gingerbread donut bear claw?

Gingerbread donut bear claw is a yummy pastry treat that combines the flavors of gingerbread with the fun shape of a bear claw. It’s made with a soft gingerbread dough that’s shaped like a bear claw, then baked until golden brown. These donuts are super tasty because they’re sweet, spicy, and oh-so-delicious! You can make them at home by mixing the dough, shaping it into bear claws, and baking until they’re done. They’re perfect for breakfast, dessert, or any time you want.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make gingerbread donut bear claw

  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a big bowl.
  2. Add cold butter pieces to the flour mixture. Use your fingers or a special tool to mix until it looks like crumbs.
  3. In another bowl, mix buttermilk, molasses, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet mix into the dry mix and stir until it becomes dough.
  5. Put the dough on a floured surface and knead gently until it’s smooth.
  6. Roll out the dough to about half an inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make circles.
  7. Make three cuts in each circle with a sharp knife, but don’t cut all the way through.
  8. Carefully stretch each section to make it look like a bear claw.
  9. Put the bear claws on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  10. Let them cool a little before eating. You can enjoy them warm or at room temperature.

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Pastry cutter or fingers for working butter into the flour
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter
  • Sharp knife
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Tips

  • Make sure the butter is cold before mixing it with the flour.
  • When mixing the dough, be gentle and don’t mix it too much. We want the bear claws to be soft.
  • If the dough gets too warm, you can put it in the fridge for a bit.
  • You can make different shapes with the dough if you want!

How to store?

To store gingerbread donut bear claws, simply place them in an airtight container or sealable bag. You can keep them at room temperature for up to three days.

If you want to enjoy them for longer, you can freeze them. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing them in the freezer.

Perfect Pairings with these donuts?

These gingerbread donut bear claws are delicious on their own, but they also pair perfectly with a lot of meals and drinks. I love to enjoy them alongside a steaming cup of coffee or sometimes a glass of cold milk.

Also, you can enjoy your donuts with some Rolls like Honey Cinnamon Roll, The combination was so delicious.

Some people love to eat them with a warm caramel sauce or hot cocoa topped with whipped cream.

FAQ

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before baking.

Can I freeze the bear claws?

These bear claws freeze well. Once baked, let them cool completely, then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store them in the freezer for up to two months.

How do I reheat frozen bear claws?

To reheat frozen bear claws, simply thaw them at room temperature for a few hours or reheat them in a low oven until warmed through. They’ll taste just as delicious as freshly baked!

Can I customize the spices in the dough?

You can add more or less ginger, cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg to tailor the flavor to your liking.

conclusion

What yo waiting for, try now to make your gingerbread donut bear claw, the cooking process is really fun, and you can also customize the recipe as you want, Don’t miss out on more delicious recipes and baking tips, subscribe to my blog for more.

gingerbread donut bear claw

Recipe by CourtneyCourse: Breakfast, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes
Calories

220

kcal
Total time

32

minutes

Enjoy my yummy Gingerbread Donut Bear Claws! They taste like gingerbread cookies and are fun to eat. You can have them for breakfast or dessert. They'll make you smile!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup molasses

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a big bowl.
  • Add cold butter pieces to the flour mixture. Use your fingers or a special tool to mix until it looks like crumbs.
  • In another bowl, mix buttermilk, molasses, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet mix into the dry mix and stir until it becomes dough.
  • Put the dough on a floured surface and knead gently until it's smooth.
  • Roll out the dough to about half an inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make circles.
  • Make three cuts in each circle with a sharp knife, but don't cut all the way through.
  • Carefully stretch each section to make it look like a bear claw.
  • Put the bear claws on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  • Let them cool a little before eating. You can enjoy them warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  • Make sure the butter is cold before mixing it with the flour.
  • When mixing the dough, be gentle and don't mix it too much. We want the bear claws to be soft.
  • If the dough gets too warm, you can put it in the fridge for a bit.
  • You can make different shapes with the dough if you want!
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Courtney

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