it’s the new year! yippee!
2013 was a great year, and i confess, i ended it over indulging eating everything savory, sweet, fried, breaded, glazed, sprinkled, you name it.
so before i start fresh and healthy, i thought a nice batch of donuts would make the best treat before saying goodbye to sugar.
my daughter and i enjoyed making this easy and delicious treat.
we used a can of pillsbury biscuits, again i am no cook or baker, and as a young child i recall making these just like this.
peppermint oreo cookies
chopstick or any kitchen utensil made of wood or silicone *do not use a lacquered or coated utensil in hot oil
plate covered with a paper towel
cookie racks over cookie sheet
heat enough oil in a pan to cover half a donut.
poke a hole in the biscuit with your fingers and gently lay it into the hot oil.
using a wooden chopstick or utensil, carefully flip each donut after a minute or so, or until golden brown.
dry donuts on a paper towel to soak up extra oil. then transfer to a cookie rack for decorating.
for cinnamon sugar donuts, mix cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl. swirl each donut on both sides until fully coated.
for a quick chocolate glaze, melt chocolate chips in the microwave 15 seconds at a time. stir between each heating session. dunk your donut and coat one side and place on your cookie rack.
cookie crumble donut: we had left over peppermint oreo cookies. we crushed them and dipped the chocolate coated donuts into the mix.
sprinkled donut: pour sprinkles into a shallow bowl. dunk chocolate glazed donuts into the mix and coat one side.
iced donuts: we had some leftover vanilla cake icing in the fridge. i melted some in a bowl in the microwave and it made a delicious sweet glaze. it melts fast so only 8 seconds in the microwave will do. stir well. my daughter insisted on pink icing so we used a tab of Wilton’s gel color red to create a bubble gum pink.
more donut suggestions:
caramel with bacon