KopyCat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Recipe type: Donuts
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Serves: 8
These fluffy donuts are made in minutes and taste pretty darn similar to the classic glazed Krispy Kreme donuts!
  • 1 pkg (8 count) refrigerated canned biscuits (not the flaky kind -- I used Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits)
  • 1 quart (32 oz) canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. In a heavy-bottomed skillet with high sides, heat the oil on medium heat. When a water droplet dropped into the oil sizzles, the oil is ready. (AKA, I'm too cheap for a thermometer).
  2. Unwrap the package of biscuits and separate them. Gently press down on the biscuits to very lightly flatten and cut out the center with a shotglass or something similar; set the donut holes aside.
  3. Fry 4 donuts at a time in the hot oil, about 2 minutes per side. Flip once golden and fry the remaining side for about 2 more minutes or until lightly golden. Watch closely, because they tend to brown very fast.
  4. Drain the donuts onto a paper towel-lined plate. Continue frying the donuts and donut holes in batches.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the butter, vanilla, hot water and powdered sugar until melted and smooth. Mixture should be somewhat runny; add more water if necessary.
  6. Dip the tops of the freshly fried donuts into the glaze mixture and pull up; place the glazed donuts glazed-side up onto a wire rack. The glaze will drip down to the bottom of the donut, almost completely coating it.
  7. Serve donuts fresh.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at https://thedomesticrebel.com/2014/08/25/kopycat-krispy-kreme-doughnuts/