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Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts

These Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts melt in your mouth just like the original! A classic donut recipe that the entire family will love! 

Krispy Kreme Donuts

We are a donut loving family. Always on the hunt for the best of the best.

With the handfuls of bakeries we have visited, Krispy Kreme still reigns supreme.

There is nothing quite like the fresh glazed donuts they serve when the light is on.

THIS recipe is as delicious as the original. The same melt-in-your-mouth texture and perfect glaze finish!

Krispy Kreme Donut copycat recipe

How do you make copycat Krispie Kreme Donuts?

The secret to these amazing donuts is in the dough. This is a yeast based donut. You need to let it raise until doubled in size. Do not rush things. It took us about 2 hours but it could be more depending on the temperature in your home. Be patient and follow the directions below for perfect donuts!

  1. Stir together yeast, water, and milk. Let that sit for five minutes or until foamy.
  2. Stir in sugar, salt, egg, shortening and flour.
  3. Beat on medium speed for two minutes or until the dough comes together.
  4. Lightly spray a glass dish with cooking spray, place your dough in the dish, cover, and let rise until doubled.
  5. Roll your dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out your donut shapes and set on a parchment lined pan.
  6. Cover and let them rest 15 minutes.
  7. Fry each donut for 40 seconds on each side or up to one minute.

How do you make donut glaze?

The finishing touch to your donut is what sends it over the top! Making a perfect glaze is key.

  • Whisk together butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and a little hot water. You want a somewhat thick consistency but runny enough that it will coat the entire donut!
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Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts

Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts

These Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts melt in your mouth just like the original! A classic donut recipe that the entire family will love! 

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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These Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts melt in your mouth just like the original! A classic donut recipe that the entire family will love! 
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Kathy

Thursday 11th of April 2019

How Many does this recipe make ?

Charity

Wednesday 20th of February 2019

Tried these this morning for a birthday breakfast. They were a hit! Thanks for the recipe.

Aby

Tuesday 19th of February 2019

They were easy to make and super yummy! Couldn’t stop eating it!

Jesseca

Wednesday 20th of February 2019

I'm so glad you loved them, Aby! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Lori VL

Sunday 17th of February 2019

Hi. Is the shortening melted?

Carol Cassidy

Saturday 16th of February 2019

can you bake these instead of frying?

Jesseca

Sunday 17th of February 2019

This recipe is specifically made for frying. However, I do have several baked donuts you could try. Chocolate Cake Donuts Apple Cider Donuts Baked Pumpkin Donuts

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