Sweets For Your Sweetie: Easy Doughnuts

Who doesn’t like doughnuts? Really? Communists. Crazy people. That’s all I can think of. But, making doughnuts at home can be time-consuming. Here’s a quick, easy doughnut that you can whip up quickly, great for a morning treat or afternoon snack for your sweetie.

Heart shaped doughnuts!

Refrigerator Biscuit Doughnuts

I made my doughnuts heart-shaped in honor of Valentine’s Day. But round is fine. If you have letter cookie cutters you could spell out a message or name, any small cookie cutter will work. If you want regular circle doughnuts with a hole in the middle, use a clean pill bottle to cut circles in the middle of the biscuits. Fry the holes and the circles.

Heat your oil

Hot oil is key. I use a candy thermometer to make sure the oil gets to “deep fry” or about 370 degrees. If you put them in when the oil is not hot, they will absorb the oil and become greasy and heavy. Gross.

Prepare your biscuits.

Refrigerator biscuitsCut with a cookie cutter

I laid mine out on a cutting board and cut them with the heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Heart doughnuts

Once the oil comes to temperature, drop the biscuits into the oil. They fry up super quick, so don’t walk away. As soon as they brown on the first side, flip them over with a slotted spoon.

Drop the doughnuts into hot oilBrown on one side and flip

Drain the doughnuts on paper towels.

Drain on paper towels

Immediately dip or sprinkle as desired and serve hot. A cold glass of milk is nice. At least that’s what I want.

So cute!

This is such a quick, easy way to treat your family! What shortcut recipes do you use?

Need more Valentine’s Day ideas? Click here, here, here, or here!

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