The sugar ‘n’ spice doughnuts will fill your kitchen with the scents of cinnamon and nutmeg and everything nice.
As with most doughnuts, these are deep fried from a flour dough. You can simply heat vegetable oil in a deep pan over medium heat.
Adapt the spices as you wish. For example, if you would like more “spice” flavor, add clove whenever you add cinnamon (¼ teaspoon for the donuts and ⅛ teaspoon to the coating).
Or, if you only want a “cinnamon and sugar” coating, just mix 2 tablespoons of cinnamon with the sugar.
Enjoy your fresh, delicious hot donuts! What a treat!
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.
Combine the remaining sugar and the spices in a small, clean bag. Put the warm doughnuts into the bag, a few at a time, and shake until coated with the sugar and spice mixture.