Krispy Kreme Copycat

"These are better than the original! Be very careful with the dough as it is very delicate."
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10 Donuts




  • Heat water to 100-110°F, and dissolve the yeast and sugar. Let mix sit for about 5 minutes, or until the solution forms a foamy layer on the top.
  • Mix flour and salt in a large bowl using an electric mixer, add yeast mixture, milk, egg yolk and vanilla extract.
  • Mix well for 30 seconds or until ingredients are just combined.
  • Carefully roll the dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Use a 3-inch, well floured biscuit cutter and cut circles from the dough.
  • Use a well-floured lid from a plastic soda bottle to remove the insides.
  • Place the donuts on lightly floured cookie sheets, cover with wrap, and let them rest in a warm spot for about an hour or until they have doubled in size.
  • While donuts are rising, heat vegetable shortening in a fyer to 375°F.
  • After donuts have risen, carefully place 2 or 3 at a time to the heated shortening.
  • Fry for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes per side, and transfer them to a cooling rack.
  • Let cool for a minute or two, glaze and enjoy!
  • To make the glaze: Combine powdered sugar and boiling water, whisk until dissolved and smooth, add a pinch of salt to taste.

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  1. This recipe is ok, I had no troubles with it as far as the consistency of the dough or anything like that. But the resulting doughnuts were too dense and a little chewy. And they taste NOTHING like a Krispy Kreme doughnut.
  2. I was very surprised how loose and wet the dough was. There was no way i was going to be able to roll that with out a huge mess.
  3. I was so disappointed! These donuts tasted like bread rolls in a sugar glaze. Definitely not a Krispy Kreme!:-(
  4. I thought this recipe was very good. Made everything as stated & turned out very good. Like the other viewer stated make sure the dough is 1/2" thick. Thank you for sharing.
  5. These really do taste like the originals! I loved them and so did my family. I rolled some of them out too thin and those were a little more crunchy than the others, so make sure you leave them at 1/2". Also, mix your glaze immediately before you use it, because it sets up right away and you want it to be thin when you pour it. These were sinful!!!


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