Bring magic to the kitchen with these chocolatey cookie wands covered in a delightfully glowing glaze.
Servings: 12 donut wands
Chocolate donut wands:
About 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour, plus more for dusting
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon ground espresso powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup neutral oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
5 tablespoons tonic water, plus more for thinning (about 1/2 cup total)
1 cup white chocolate chips
White glitter sprinkles, optional
Let's get Cooking...
Heat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare a sheet tray with parchment paper.
Make the donut wands: In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, then add the sugar, oil, vanilla and apple cider vinegar.
Fold dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until everything is just combined into a thick dough. If the dough feels thick, wet your your hands and incorporate the moisture into the dough until pliable and holds together.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface, form into a disc and roll out into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. Cut the rectangle into 12 long, thin, wand-shaped triangles that are about 1 1/2 inches wide at the base. Grabbing both ends of a triangle, twist it to create a swirled texture. Add more texture or carvings on the handle using a small paring knife, if desired. Repeat with remaining dough.
Place wands on a lined baking sheet, and bake until the donuts are cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool while you make the glaze.
Make the glow glaze: In a small bowl, combine the arrowroot powder or cornstarch and 5 tablespoons of the tonic water.
In a bowl over a double boiler or in the microwave, melt the white chocolate chips, then whisk in the tonic water mixture. Once it's combined, add more tonic water until the icing is just thin enough to lightly coat a spoon.
Transfer glaze to a jar and dip the ends of the wands in. Add glitter sprinkles and enjoy!