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Little Doughnuts


Carol from Galloway, New Jersey submitted this recipe which was a winner in our Italian recipe contest judged by Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia.



  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup melted Crisco
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 6 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tbsp. Milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Beat eggs. Add sugar, Crisco and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add enough flour so the dough sticks together. Shape into small doughnuts about an inch in diameter.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Glaze: combine and coat warm cookies with the glaze. You can also decorate with multicolored jimmies.

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Yield: about 10 donuts