Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts


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Making doughnuts can be tricky at first, but with a little practice you'll be whipping up these doughnuts like a pro.

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Time needed

2 hour preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

24 servings


  • 2 pkgs.yeast
  • 1/4 C. water (105-115)
  • 1 1/2 C. whole milk
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 C. shortening
  • 5 C. all-purpose flour
  • canola oil
  • Glaze:
  • 1/3 C. butter
  • 2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 -6 Tbs. hot water

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  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.

  2. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.

  3. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes.

  4. Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.

  5. Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.

  6. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes. 

  7. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees.

  8. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula. 13 Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.

  9. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.

  10. Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when slightly cooled spread chocolate frosting on top.

  11. For the glaze: Heat butter until melted then remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

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