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Biscuit Dough Donuts

Make donut shop donuts in your home in under 20 minutes! Biscuit dough donuts are easy to make and so yummy dipped in chocolate, maple or vanilla icing!  

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade donuts, biscuit dough donuts, fried donuts, maple donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
cooling 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 donuts

Ingredients

  • 1 package refrigerated biscuit dough 8 ct.
  • canola oil for frying

Chocolate Glaze

  • 3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 T corn syrup
  • 1 T milk

Maple Glaze

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 T maple syrup or corn syrup
  • 2 tsp maple extract
  • 3 T milk
  • 2 c powdered sugar

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 T corn syrup
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c powdered sugar sifted

Instructions

  1. Flatten biscuit dough for donut bars and leave in circles for donuts.

  2. To make a hole for the donuts, simply press your thumb through the center.

  3. Heat about 2″ of oil in a deep frying pan to 350 degrees.

  4. Place donuts in hot oil and fry on each side for about a minute, or until golden brown.

  5. Remove from oil and place onto a cooling rack with paper towels underneath to catch excess oil.

  6. Dip each donut into the glaze, allowing the excess to drip off.

Chocolate Glaze

  1. Heat chocolate, butter and corn syrup in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Microwave for an additional 10-15 seconds if necessary. Stir in milk.

Maple Glaze

  1. Heat butter, brown sugar and syrup in microwave for 30 seconds, or until butter has melted. Stir. Add maple extract and milk. Stir in powdered sugar.

Vanilla Glaze

  1. Heat butter and corn syrup in microwave until melted. Stir. Add milk and vanilla. Stir in powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes

If you’d like to roll in cinnamon sugar do that while the donuts are hot. If you’d like to glaze the donuts, let them cool.

Air fryer version: Set in air fryer and turn the temp to 350.  Cook for 4 minutes. Take the biscuits out and flip on each side. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes longer.