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")
- Powdered Sugar
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Vanilla Powder
- Crushed Peppermint Candy (you can either crush them in the blender, or buy them "pre-crushed"
- Heat shortening/oil either in a pan on the stove or in a fryer
- 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
- Fry them in the oil until golden brown on both sides
- Repeat with "holes" you cut from the center
- Remove from the oil and let cool on a plate covered with some paper towels to absorb any excess oil
- Add 1 cup of powdered sugar to each of 3 paper lunch bags
- 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.
- Place a doughnut in the bag of your choice and shake a few times.
- Remove the doughnut from the bag and shake off any excess sugar.
- Send all the children outside to play and curl up on the sofa with a cup of coffee and your doughnuts!
- When you've had your fill, you can invite the children back in to have a few themselves!