Cheater Donuts

Cheater Donuts
Illustration by Cyndi Coon

Have you given up on your New Year's resolutions yet? Let us help you get there a little quicker by making some cheater donuts. This way you can enjoy the crispy fried taste without the risk of being caught in a donut shop by your friends that you made the resolution with. These are called cheaters because you don't even have to make the dough -- canned biscuit dough is all you need. And because, like we said, you can cheat on your resolution and no one has to know.

Learn how to make Cheater Dounts after the jump.

Cheater Donuts
Photo: Cyndi Coon

Sugared Cheater Donuts

Ingredients:
1 tube Pillsbury biscuits
Powdered Sugar
Oil for deep frying
Paper Towel

Method:
1. Heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees

Cheater Donuts
Photo: Cyndi Coon


2. Separate dough from the tube and roll into a ball shape

Cheater Donuts
Photo: Cyndi Coon


3. Drop the dough balls into a frying pan that has enough heated oil to fill the pan
4. Turn them over and fry evenly until golden brown, this will take just a few minutes

Cheater Donuts
Photo: Cyndi Coon


5. Transfer out onto a stack of paper towel to drain excess oil

Cheater Donuts
Photo: Cyndi Coon


6. Prepare a shallow dish with powdered sugar

Cheater Donuts
Photo: Cyndi Coon

7. Dust each donut with the sugar, and serve immediately

Cheater Donuts
Photo: Cyndi Coon

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