Mom's Cheat Doughnuts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

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.

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)


  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. While warm, roll in sugar or cinnamon and sugar mix.
Most Helpful

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.

Jeff L. June 06, 2014

I learned how to do this in Economics when I was in Jr. Hi--I am now 60+ yrs old. I liked them then and I like them now :-) We used to cut them in fours so they would be like doughnut holes--best when warm.

PL June 06, 2014

Just like Mom used to make. I remembered her using canned biscuits but not much else except that we kids loved them! Easy, yummy recipe!

Muffy@1 January 13, 2013