Copycat Dunkin Donuts Long Johns

Copycat Dunkin Donuts Long Johns


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Who didn't love Long John doughnuts growing up? Make them at home and guarantee they're fresh with this stellar recipe.

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Serving Size / Yield

30 doughnuts


  • 1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 C. warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 C. warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 C. butter, softened
  • 1/4 C. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Glaze:
  • 1-1/4 C. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

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In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, sugar, salt and egg and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.
Do not knead. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Cut into 3-in. x 1-in. rectangles. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 400°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Combine glaze ingredients. Dip tops in glaze while warm.

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