Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Glazed and Perfected!

Krispy Kreme DoughnutsDo you like doughnuts? Do you like to go out to Krispy Kreme for some of their decadent glazed doughnuts? How about this, would you prefer to have them withOUT having to leave the comfort of your own home for nummy sweetness?! Perhaps even more importantly, would you like to have organic Krispy Kreme Doughnuts WITHOUT the hefy price (if you can even find them!)? Well, if you can answer any of these questions with a resounding “YES!”, then here is a blog post meant just for you!!

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Glazed

Today I am going to share a delicious recipe for glazed doughnuts with you.

I found this recipe while searching for a doughnut recipe to make with my kids. I had found a cute Halloween treat I wanted to make with them, but I needed doughnuts in order to make them. So, I decided we would make homemade doughnuts together! We had a lot of fun making these, but I think most of the kids enjoyed eating them more. They were delicious!

This recipe is a copycat for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The doughnuts we made didn’t taste exactly like Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, but that may have been because we used fresh ground whole wheat flour, instead of the recommended white flour. They were still delicious though, especially when still warm!

How About Some Shapes?

Krispy Kreme DoughnutsYou can make the classic doughnut shape, or you can cut the dough into rectangles for maple bar-like doughnuts. Another way is to use cookie cutters to make other fun shapes! My kids and I put food coloring in the glaze, cut Halloween shapes, and used some cool decorations on our doughnuts to make fun Halloween treats!

Perfecting the Recipe

One of the best parts about these doughnuts, was that we used all organic ingredients when we made them. So, I was actually able to eat them!! I was pretty excited about this because I haven’t found organic doughnuts anywhere yet. As you might remember, I love food, and this is the first time I’ve had doughnuts what seems like a very very very (did I mention VERY? ) long time.

One Last Thing on the Perfecting Process…

Healthy option: If you don’t want to fry these in oil, you can bake them at 425 degrees for 6-8minutes.

And Finally!

I hope you try these doughnuts and enjoy them as much as we did!

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Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - Glazed and Perfected!
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Prep Time 1.25 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
doughnuts
Ingredients
Doughnuts
Glaze
Prep Time 1.25 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
doughnuts
Ingredients
Doughnuts
Glaze
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Instructions
  1. Combine water and yeast in a stand mixer and let rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups of the flour.
  3. Turn the mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes, then add the rest of the flour and mix until combined.
  4. Cover bowl and let it rise for an hour or until you can push down on the dough and your fingerprint stays.
  5. Working with half the dough at a time, roll out to 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface.
  6. Dip your cookie cutter or doughnut cutter in flour and cut out as many as you can, probably about a dozen for each half of the dough and place them onto wax paper or a floured surface.
  7. Let rise in a warm spot for 30-45 mins.
  8. In a cast iron pan or other saucepan, heat the vegetable shortening or oil to 375 degrees.
  9. Fry the doughnuts on each side for 90 seconds.
  10. To make the glaze, add the powdered sugar, milk and corn syrup to a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.
  11. Drain on a cooling rack until you finish cooking them, then dip into the glaze.
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