Homemade Glazed Doughnuts


Homemade Glazed Doughnuts

Homemade Glazed Doughnuts
15 Min

Wanna really show off? Make your own doughnuts using our easy recipe for Homemade Glazed Doughnuts! Once you taste these doughnuts fresh out of the pan, store-bought will be a thing of the past!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Vegetable oil for cooking
  • 1 (7.5-ounce) package refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits)

What to Do

  1. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and water; mix well to make glaze, and set aside.
  2. In a soup pot, heat 1 inch of oil over high heat until hot but not smoking.
  3. Separate the biscuits and lay flat on a cutting board. Using an apple corer or a sharp knife, cut out a small circle in the center of each biscuit, forming doughnut shapes.
  4. Cook in batches in the hot oil for about 1 minute per side, or until golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet.
  5. While still hot, dip doughnuts in glaze, turning to coat completely. Place on a wire rack that has been placed over a baking sheet to allow excess glaze to drip off. Serve warm.


  • For chocolate-glazed doughnuts, add 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa to the glaze. Don't forget to cook the donut "holes," too!

  • If you enjoyed this Homemade Glazed Doughnuts recipe, check out these 8 easy recipes for homemade doughnuts!

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I roll mine in cinnamon. Kids love them!

I have made these a hundred or more times!I made them and did this glaze. They do make a difference! I recommend using real cream! with your powdered sugar and not water! enjoy doing this with the kids!

You can use the cap off of any soda bottle. Just press in the center and twist...makes a nice hole for the dougnut! My family loves these. Good recipie. You can use powdered sugar for a topping also.

Could I use Marie biscuits or any normal biscuits. Is there a special biscuits for this recipe?

We're not sure what Marie biscuits are, but as long as they are a smaller biscuit and not a Grands size biscuit, they should work. Enjoy!

My mom made these for us over 50 years ago. she used cinnamon sugar mixture or brown sugar caramel glaze.

I'm not to sure about store brought biscuits, they seem to leave an after taste, could this recipe be adapted somehow to a homemade biscuit if it were made lighter? But the idea does sound delicious, and I do love glazed donuts, I will give it a try!

We'd love to hear how you liked them once you've given a try! :)

hope this works

I have made these for my kids over 41 years ago, couldn't afford more expesive ones, they loved them, do not like coffee so never used that.

The recipe does not call for coffee. Maybe you read it wrong.

We were really poor growing up and Mom made these with us all the time. I started making them with my daughter when she was a toddler. It is a big treat for her friends to get to help make - and eat - the doughnuts. And now they are in their 20's. I also use to make a sell these out of my dorm room when in college. I use a drink cap to make the hole. Also, I place the dipped doughnuts straight on a plate. We really enjoy the glaze off the plate.

Using a drink cap to make the holes is a good idea. I was wondering what I was going to use. Thank you.

i enjoy making them .

I can't wait to make these, sounds so easy

I use butter flake biscuits, are fluffier and tasty, I mix coffee with powdered sugar. Never make enough.

There is nothing new under the sun! We made these "poor man's" doughnuts years ago! This was back in early 50's. We could get a can of biscuits for 10 cents! My dad was a pastor of a small church and we would come home from Sunday night church and have hot doughnuts, YUM

been there done that want a dough recipe

Can you bake them in the oven?

We used to make these doughnuts at school (for our safety club) as a fund raiser several times a year. We never had to eat one because it was left over! Our school safety club made these doughnuts and sold them as a fund raiser some 50 years ago!! We never had one to throw away because it was left over!! They are delicious with sprinkled cinnamon sugar, confectioner sugar, chocolate sugar, sugar with lemon and orange zest!!! Anyway you like it!! Anyway you want it!! Just Good. We used Pillsbury canned biscuits - this was 50

I look foreword to making these homemade glazed doughnuts,but I need to know what type of refrigerated biscuits to use.Would I use baking powder,or diner roll biscuits? thank you.

Could these Doughnuts be baked in the oven instead of deep fried? I have to watch my cholesterol intake and the oil would be bad for the cholesterol. Thanks!

Sorry, but if you bake them you only get a biscuit. It is the frying that turns the biscuit into a doughnut. Try using light olive oil to fry with, but ask your doctor if that is all right for you to do so first. Love, Ruby Brown

Store Brand Dough works good. Also, the Cinnamon Sugar mix is to your taste. Try a small mixture of equal parts Cinnamon and Sugar, then go from there to your liking.

What kind/brand of biscuits? I don't use canned biscuits so don't know what to try.

The flaky kind work great. Most any canned biscuit will do.

We used to call these "poor man's donuts", and we also used sugar/cinnamon in a paper bag, while still hot, drop donuts into bag and shake until coated, you can also twist the bisquits into different shaps

My family loved these glazed dougnuts and they were easy to make. Thank you mr. food for making cooking fun again.

mr food; I made your hearty amish chicken stew; It was for tonights dinner. but i couldnt wait for tonight. I just had myself a bowl. boy is it good. I am having more later. Iknow iam making this again.your right its so good. thanks again ottillia.

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how much sugar n cinnamon to the finished doughnuts ?

I have made these for years! I always used a bottle cap top to make the holes and then I always used sugar cinnamon,or sprinkled them with powdered sugar! My kids always loved the little donut holes!

I have done this for years except we called it Pizza Freida. Lay out the biscuit dough & press it to flatten & spread. Lay in cooking oil till browned & turn over for a few more seconds. Place on paper towel, while still warm sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinamon. Kids love it as a special desert! Yum!!

these we call pizza freida in Italian. they are also called elephant ears at festivals. really good, anything like this should be made sparingly because we all need to watch our cholesterol!! do not overindulge!!!!!

Instead of using the glaze I mix cinnamon and sugar in a bag. When the donuts are done and cooled I just put a few in the bag and shake away. Super simple and tasty !

I've made doughnuts this way for a long time. I have 3 tips-- 1) skip spreading the biscuits out to make the holes, just poke or tear a hole in the biscuit (with your thumb when you pull it out of the can just before you put it in the oil; 2) I've found the store brand biscuit dough often makes the better tasting doughnuts; and 3) since you are already heating up the oil, make more than just 10 (the tubes usually come in 4-packs anyway).


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