Canned Biscuit Dough Donuts and Holes

Total Time:
32 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
2 min

Yield:
16 to 20 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Icings:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 5 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cans large buttermilk biscuits
  • Colored sprinkles
  • Chocolate sprinkles
Directions

Heat 2 inches peanut oil in a large pot or Dutch oven to 350 degrees F.

In a shallow bowl, stir together the ground cinnamon and sugar and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, set aside. This is the vanilla icing. In another bowl, whisk together 1 cup of confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of milk and set aside. This is the chocolate icing.

Lay out the biscuits on a cutting board and with a 1 1/2-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out a hole from the middle of each biscuit. Fry them in the oil until golden and then flip with tongs to fry the other side. You can even fry the donut holes. Drain on paper towels and then toss in the cinnamon-sugar or ice and decorate with sprinkles, as desired.


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These were a huge hit with our guests. The little ones enjoyed cutting out the holes (shot glass) and the adults loved that I modified the recipe with the diabetic in mind and substituted the sugar with splenda. They were so good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
alright...question. Can I use canola oil instead of peanut oil? I can't WAIT to surprise my kids with these!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were my first attempt at making donuts and they turned out pretty good. The only reason I gave these four stars instead of five is because they are only good fresh. Once they are 12 hours old they taste more like biscuits than donuts. But, they are great fresh so I will definitely be making them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My Mom did this back in the 70's and I still brag about the fact that she made us donuts for breakfast frequently... Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/canned-biscuit-dough-donuts-and-holes-recipe.html?oc=linkback item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just wanted to thank Paula and the 186 reviewers for their comments. After buying a restaurant hand donut maker tool, my hubby and I hunted for different donut recipes but never found one as good as you can buy. Today I was surfing and when I saw this recipe I almost went berserk. Am so glad I found this to try and wish my hubby was here to enjoy with me. Again, thanks for all your interesting comments. ec item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these over 40yrs ago. Was a home-ec class recipe. Think 40yr old ingredients as a base and improve from there. They just had normal size canned biscuits, regular shortening or veg oil, plain old cinnamon sugar in a brown paper bag - toss in and shake each one as you remove from the frypan. My brothers mentioned these - i almost forgot about them...Makes sense they are in 'Cooking w/Kids'. I was like 11. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was craving doughnuts and have never made them before so this recipe was perfect for me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Happiness!!! Yummy to my tummy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh gosh, these are so easy to make and so good. Make sure your oil is the right temp or they won't cook right. I use my laser thermometer to check the oil temp. I don't put holes in the biscuits. I just throw the whole biscuit in the oil and turn it over when it is brown. I dip them in melted choco chips and butterscotch chips and then dip them in chopped peanuts or coconut. I never knew you could make doughnuts with biscuits. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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