Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 1 min

This is the original Crisco doughnuts recipe. I found it in an ad in the October 1916 issue of American Cookery. Cooking time is per doughnut.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar and shortening together. Add beaten eggs.
  2. Mix and sift dry ingredients.
  3. Add alternately with milk to the first mixture. Mixture should be very soft.
  4. Form into a ball, place on a well floured board and roll to one-half inch thickness. Cut and fry in hot oil.


Most Helpful

yummy, fast and easy, this was a relatively quick breakfast for something different and all 4 kids asked for it to be a regular. i did let my oil get a little too hot ( we have VERY sensitive smoke detectors, they go off with eggs) but even then they were really good. thanks for sharing i love these recipes that come from old cook books.

bluturtl1428 October 24, 2010

This is an excellent and VERY SIMPLE recipe. I have tried several others but this is the best!! I set my deep fryer at 375 degrees.

Miata Lady February 24, 2009

I have been making and eating this kind of Doughnut since I was a child,these are by far the very best.. I did add ground cloves,nutmeg and cinnamin.

cmflpn1 February 08, 2009

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