Mom's Cheat Doughnuts

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Debbwl

These were a rare and special treat my Mother would make for my brother and I when we were young. The topping I listed is sugar and cinnamon because that is what we always had as children. But these quick doughnuts can be topped with any number of things such as a chocolate glaze, powdered sugar or even a plain glaze sprinkled with nuts.

Top Review by Jeff L.

I grew-up with my father cooking these and now cook them for my 4 children. They love the powerded sugar and the chocolate frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • deep frying oil
  • 7 12 ounces buttermilk biscuits
  • sugar (4 tablespoons sugar) or cinnamon-sugar mixture (4 tablespoons sugar to 1 teaspoon cinnamon)

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 14 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In deep fat fryer or heavy saucepan, heat about 1 quart oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Separate dough into 10 biscuits.
  3. Cut hole in center of biscuits, using small cookie cutter.
  4. Fry biscuits and holes in oil at 350 degrees Fahrenheit a few at a time for about 1-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Add cinnamon sugar (optional): While warm, roll in sugar or cinnamon and sugar mix.
  7. Add glaze (optional):.
  8. Mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Dip donuts in the glaze.

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