Krispy Kreme Copycat Donuts

Krispy Kreme Donuts

Did anyone take advantage of the special Krispy Kreme had last week? Apparently if you bought a dozen donuts you could get a dozen glazed for just 77 cents. We decided to do a quick drive by and maybe take advantage, but the line was insane! They are always slower in the drive through and inside wasn’t looking too promising. I decided I’d just need to make my own! This recipe is tried and true people. If you do it right you are sure to get some awesome Krispy Kreme copycat Donuts.

Krispy Kreme Donut recipe

Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts


  • 1-1/4 oz package yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 3/4 cups warm milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 -6 tablespoons hot water


  1. Stir together your yeast with the water, and milk. Let that sit for five minutes or until foamy. Stir in the sugar, salt, egg, shortening and flour. Beat on medium speed for two minutes or until the dough comes together. Lightly spray a glass dish with cooking spray, place your dough in the dish, cover, and let rise until doubled. This should take 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Roll your dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out your donut shapes and set on a parchment lined pan. Cover and let them rest 15 minutes.
  3. Heat your oil to 350 degrees. Fry each donut for 40 seconds on each side or up to one minute. Donuts are done when slightly browned.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and water until you get a glaze consistency. Dip each donut, front and back, and place onto a cooling rack to dry.

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Krispy Kreme Donut copycat

We doubled this recipe and ended up with a mountain of donuts. It filled a 9x13x5 pan over the brim. I wasn’t sure where we were going to keep all of those things or if we should really eat them all. Luckily my son snuck in his friends and they devoured the entire batch before I even knew what was happening!

Krispy Kreme Donut copycat recipe

All of them said these were delicious and agreed I need to make more… but with chocolate!



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