Fried Donut Holes


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2  teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix.
  2. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and mix until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Transfer dough onto a well-floured surface, and knead gently until it forms a cohesive ball. If dough is too sticky to manage, continue to work in flour until it is smooth and manageable.
  4. Break off approximately 1-1/2 tablespoon-sized pieces of dough and roll into smooth, tight balls. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in your fryer to 350 degrees.
  6. While your oil is heating, prepare your cinnamon/sugar mix by stirring together cinnamon and sugar in a small dish. Set aside.
  7. Prepare two plates for your cooked donut holes by lining them generously with paper towels.
  8. Once oil is ready, fry your donut holes for about 3-1/2 minutes, 4 at a time, and place them on a paper towel laden plate. Allow them to sit for about 30 seconds and then transfer them to your cinnamon/sugar dish, roll them in the topping until fully covered, and then transfer to your other paper towel lined plate.
  9. Repeat until all donut holes are cooked and have been rolled in cinnamon sugar.
Recipe from the kitchen of Sugar Spun Run.


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