Sugar 'n' Spice Doughnuts

Recipe for Sugar 'n' Spice Doughnuts


3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 cups sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
vegetable oil, for deep-frying


In a large bowl, cream the shortening with 1 cup of sugar, then beat in the eggs. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, stirring into a soft dough. 

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board to a ½-inch thickness. Cut with doughnut cutter.

Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Add enough oil so that the doughnuts will float in the pan as they cook. When the oil is hot, (about 375°F), carefully lower the dough into the pan and fry for about 3 minutes on each side, turning only once. Cover a cookie sheet with paper towels and place the doughnuts on the sheet to drain.



Makes 24 doughnuts

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Question for you

Could butter be used instead of the shortening? I don't want to affect the texture, but I'd prefer not to use shortening if I can.

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Hi, Lori-Ann. We highly recommend that you make the recipe using shortening.

I tried these today and they

I tried these today and they turned out great . I only let them fry for about 2 minutes each side cause they seemed a little harder if left any longer.