Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins

We love the ones at the fairs but hate the hassle at home. The older kids can make these and they taste close enough to satisfy us until fair season rolls around again!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 -2 cup oil
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated biscuits
  • butter, melted


  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and set aside. If a shaker is available it works great for this.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet to about 1 inch and about 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. If drop of water sizzles when dropped into the oil it is hot enough.
  4. Open biscuits and flatten carefully as large as you can get them without breaking. It is sometimes easier to stretch them in your hands like pizza dough rather than rolling out on the counter.
  5. Place 1 at a time in hot oil; watch carefully and turn when the bottom starts to brown lightly.
  6. When both top and bottom are the same color, remove from oil to paper towels.
  7. Immediately brush both sides with melted butter with pastry brush, and sprinkle each side liberally with cinnamon sugar.
  8. Eat immediately.
Most Helpful

Super easy! Used my new deep fryer (set at 375 degrees) and the biscuits were just the right size for kids to eat. Make sure you have more than one can of biscuits, because you can never have enough of these!

MommaEllen April 12, 2008

We use this recipe and make doughnuts and doughnut holes as a fund raiser at our campgrounds every summer. We sold over 3,000 doughnuts and holes this summer.
We do not flatten the dough and use a small round cookie cutter to cut out the centers.
We put paper bags of sugar, powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar out and let people choose their choice of topping. No butter brush is needed for this variation.
We have also found through trial that the best biscuits were the less expensive store brands.
It is great fun and oh so tasty!!!

676505 August 24, 2010

VERY delicious. I made in my deep fryer and they were done in no time! I used a small can of biscuits and it was perfect for 2 people.I used the no fat spray butter and then sprinkled with cinnamon/sugar.

ShanRN May 23, 2005