Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Doughnuts....mmmmm

Last night, I made this cake for a Ladies' Dinner for my church. (red velvet cake with vanilla-peppermint buttercream icing)

Candy Cane Cake for Church Dinner...yum! on TwitPic

This morning, I decided to make doughnuts for the kids, and since I had some crushed peppermint candy left over from the cake, I decided to add a Christmas flair to our usual doughnut flavors.

They are very simple, and all the kids were able to help! Here's how we made them:


  • Texas-Size Canned Biscuits (if you don't live in Texas, they are probably just called "jumbo") Happy
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Vanilla Powder
  • Crushed Peppermint Candy (you can either crush them in the blender, or buy them "pre-crushed"


  1. Heat shortening/oil either in a pan on the stove or in a fryer
  2. Place biscuits on a floured surface and press them out just a bit bigger than they are and cut a 1 inch circle out of the center
  3. Fry them in the oil until golden brown on both sides
  4. Repeat with "holes" you cut from the center
  5. Remove from the oil and let cool on a plate covered with some paper towels to absorb any excess oil
  6. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar to each of 3 paper lunch bags
  7. Add 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar to one of the bags, 1/2 teas. vanilla powder to another bag, and 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy to the third bag, and shake well.
  8. Place a doughnut in the bag of your choice and shake a few times.
  9. Remove the doughnut from the bag and shake off any excess sugar.
  10. Send all the children outside to play and curl up on the sofa with a cup of coffee and your doughnuts!
  11. When you've had your fill, you can invite the children back in to have a few themselves! Drooling Bouncy Smileys


Mel said...

love #10 and 11 and then I would repeat #10 to rid them of the sugar high LOL

Trying Hard To Bake Mom said...

You make the prettiest cakes ever! You really have great skills. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I love baking, but at this point I can't make something decent. LOL. I guess I need to practice some more.