Homemade Happy Glazed Donuts

Homemade Happy Glazed Donuts

If you are a donut lover, you have to give this recipe a try! ❤️Love, love, love❤️ these donuts and glaze, so good. When you make them you will feel like you are a master donut chef and ready to compete on the food network! Lol 🍴


2 packages of instant yeast
1/3 cup of warm water
1/4 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp. of salt
1/2 a tip. of cinnamon
1/2 cup of mashed potato or sweet potato
8 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil for frying

In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Mix together shortening and cream.
After 5 minutes, pour the yeast mixture in a large bowl and add the cream and shortening mixture. Add the eggs, mashed potatoes (your choice), sugar, salt, cinnamon, and 1 1/2 cups of flour.
Using a wooden spoon, combine the ingredients until flour is incorporated. Add the remaining flour slowly and stir the mixture until well combined.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and kneed 3-4 minutes until dough pulls together and becomes smooth.
Transfer to a well oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for one hour or until doubled in size. On a well floured surface, roll out dough to 1 1/2 inch thick.
Using a 3 inch circle cutter, cut donuts and poke a hole in the center of each with your fingers. Place onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic and place in a warm area until donuts double in size.
Heat oil to 350°. then carefully remove donuts and slide into heated oil, 2-3 at a time. Fry each for about 3 minutes on each side or until a light golden color. Drain onto paper towels.

Orange Glaze


2 cups of powdered sugar
6 oz. of oranges juice
4 tbs. of butter (softened)

In a bowl, mix together powdered sugar, orange juice and butter. Add more juice or sugar, depending on consistency you want. Dip warm but not hot donuts in the glaze or you may drizzle on top. Serve immediately. Happy Baking!

Kelli B 🙂

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