Thou Shalt Share Your Donut Holes

Real quick. I was looking through pictures on my phone last night and came across this one that makes me smile, with a tiny mom-tear sneaking out of the corner of my eye.

A while back, my 11-year-old son, Sajen, wrote me a note that reminds me what a gentle heart looks like in the mind of a pre-teen.

You see, we had a box of donut holes on the kitchen counter. Sajen LOVES donut holes. It was late at night and I wandered into the kitchen and noticed that my daughter had eaten most of them. I knew it was her because Sajen had been sleeping for a while. So I wrote her a note to let her know that she was not allowed to eat more of them. I went to bed.

In the morning, I found Sajen’s response to my note. When I asked him about it, he told me that even though she had eaten most of them, there were eight left. So she could still have half of what was left of the donut holes.

Want to make easy cinnamon sugar doughnut holes at home using refrigerated biscuit dough? Use Judy’s recipe below.

I am so blessed.

Sweet wishes,


Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Staci at Random Sweets
From Grandma Judy at the Verdi Township Hall, refrigerated biscuit dough makes these little doughnut so quick and easy to make at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10


  • 7.5 oz refrigerated biscuit dough, tube like Pillsbury
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • vegetable or canola oil


  • Stir cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
  • Cut each biscuit into three pieces. Roll each piece into a little ball if you want them to be round.
  • You can either use a heavy dutch oven or deep saucepan, or like Judy does, a small deep fryer. Fill with 3 or 4 inches of oil. Heat oil to 350°F.
  • In small batches, drop each ball into the hot oil. Fry until light golden brown on both sides. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon.
  • Roll the warm fried balls in the cinnamon and sugar and place on paper towels.
Keyword biscuit dough, doughnuts

All text and images © Staci Mergenthal • Random Sweets

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      1. Ohhhh yes. I take pictures, but I keep the notes. Because they are pretty funny sometimes, and I wanna be able to pull them out of a little memory box in ten years and have that same heart melting feeling all over again. I put one in a post lat year that said, “Dear Mommy, I love you, even though sometimes you are mean.” Priceless.

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