How to Make Old-Fashioned Doughnuts from Biscuit Dough

Learning how to make doughnuts with biscuit dough is simple. We'll show you how to master the swap in just five steps!

This berry-filled doughnut recipe is easily one of our favorites. It’s simple, delicious and combines two of our all-time favorite things—biscuits and doughnuts. No one we know has been able to guess that the secret ingredient is store-bought biscuit dough! (Not sure which brand to buy? Here are our top picks.)

Doughnut lovers, these tasty recipes are for you.

How to Make Doughnuts with Biscuits

This recipe comes to us from Ginny Watson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It makes 10 delicious doughnuts.


  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 2 tubes (6 ounces each) small refrigerated flaky biscuits (5 count)
  • 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Step 1: Heat the oil

In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat the oil to 350°F.

Test Kitchen tip: If this is your first time deep-frying, check out our how-to guide so you can fry with confidence.

Step 2: Prep the biscuits

Separate biscuits and press each one with the palm of your hand. You want to slightly flatten the dough into a disc shape.

Step 3: Fry the dough

Once the biscuits are prepped, fry a few of them at a time until golden brown—about 1 minute per side. Once cooked, remove the doughnuts from the oil and drain ’em on paper towel.

Step 4: Fill the doughnuts

Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag and insert a small pastry tip. (Don’t have a pastry bag? Buy one here.) Fill the bag with jam. Then, with a small knife, pierce a hole into the side of each doughnut and add the jam.

Test Kitchen tip: Get creative with your filling! Instead of berry jam, try a hazelnut spread, peanut butter or whipped cream. If you’re feeling bold, combine different flavors for a unique experience that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Step 5: Sugar-coat them

Toss the filled doughnuts in a bag with confectioners’ sugar.

Test Kitchen tip: Although they’re delicious at any time, these doughnuts are best served warm.

Next, try these other insanely delicious ways to use canned biscuits in your cooking!

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