Cookies ‘N Cream Donuts

Easy, fried donuts in under 30 minutes! These Cookies ‘n Cream Donuts are made using Pillsbury Grands biscuits, Hershey Cookies ‘n cream bars, Oreos and Chocolate frosting. Perfect, right?!

Cookies 'n Cream Donuts: easy fried donuts using Pillsbury Grands, ready in 30 minutes, topped with chocolate and oreos!

Ever since I realized how good and easy fried donuts taste using Pillsbury Grands, you can say we’ve become a bit obsessed at our house.

Don’t get me wrong, we balance out our breakfasts with smoothies, eggs and baked donuts. Hehe. But seriously, when it’s time for a treat, these donuts fit the bill. And Saturday mornings, with our paper and comics in hand, these pair nicely with laziness and coffee!

You can even serve them for dessert! Because they are individual servings, they would be perfect for company too!

Cookies 'n Cream Donuts: easy fried donuts using Pillsbury Grands, ready in 30 minutes, topped with chocolate and oreos!

You start by frying up your Grands biscuits. I add canola oil to a stainless steel skillet. I don’t own a fryer, so this totally works for me. I save the oil to use again by allowing it to cool slightly, then storing it in a mason jar. I strain off any fried bits while pouring it in the jar. Saves money!!

Back to the donuts. After frying them, I make a rich chocolate frosting. You can just melt chocolate if you want and dip them in that. OR, you can take this extra step by making a rich, chocolate glaze…the kind you would find on a bakery donut!

Once you’ve dipped them in a chocolate, melt down a big Hershey Cookies ‘n Cream bar. Drizzle that over the donuts and top with some Oreo cookie crumbs. Gourmet donuts in under 30 minutes! You’re welcome!

Cookies 'n Cream Donuts: easy fried donuts using Pillsbury Grands, ready in 30 minutes, topped with chocolate and oreos!

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Cookies ‘N Cream Donuts

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 large doughnuts


    For the Donuts:
  • 1 pkg Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • canola oil
  • For the topping:
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp corn syrup
  • 1 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 oz semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4oz Hershey cookies 'n cream candy bar, melted
  • 3 Oreo cookies, crushed


  1. In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, heat oil about 1/2-3/4 inch high. Depending on your size skillet will determine how much oil is necessary. Bring oil to a sizzle when you drop a couple drops of water into it.
  2. Separate biscuits and using a one inch circle cutter (I used a cannoli tube) pop center hole out of each biscuit so it resembles a donut. Fry each biscuit for 2-3 minutes each side. Allow to cool and dry on paper towels.
  3. While donuts are cooling, make chocolate glaze. In a small saucepan on medium low heat, mix together the cream, milk, butter, vanilla and corn syrup. When butter is completely melted, turn heat to low and add in the chocolate, whisking smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar.
  4. Dip each donut into the glaze. Drizzle the melted Hershey Cookies 'n Cream bar over each donut and immediately sprinkle with crushed cookies. Allow the chocolate to set, about 15 minutes. ENJOY

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39 Responses to “Cookies ‘N Cream Donuts”

  1. posted Jul 27, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    We’re leaving on vacay in the morning, and I’m totally wishing I had a box of these to take with us in the car – they look soooooo good!

  2. posted Jul 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    These look divine. My problem with frying things is wasting all that oil, so thanks for the tip about straining it and saving it in a jar. Totally going to make some biscuit donuts now.

  3. posted Jul 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    ohhhhhh so amazingggg

  4. Eva @ Eva Bakes
    posted Jul 27, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Oh, I totally should not have read this post. Now I want a dozen donuts!

  5. posted Jul 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I LOVE biscuit doughnuts! My mom used to make them and roll them in cinnamon sugar when I was a kid. They’re one of the best things ever.

    • posted Jul 29, 2013 at 10:41 am

      I take all the donut holes and roll them in cinnamon sugar. So good and easy.

  6. posted Jul 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    My mouth is seriously watering right now, Aimee! I’m so pinning this recipe and going to collect the others! I love how easy you made this for us…yummy-ness in just 30 minutes! I’m so on it. Thank you for including my Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Doughnuts!

  7. posted Jul 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I would have never thought to fry Grands but wow, I bet these are so good. What a treat! I never fry things so they would be especially good :)

    • posted Jul 29, 2013 at 10:42 am

      We don’t eat fried food often either, but it’s such a rich, delicious treat in moderation!!!

  8. posted Jul 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I’ve died and gone to heaven! Wish I had one of these right now!!

  9. Rita
    posted Jul 28, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Look so fabulously delicious! All I can say is that diabetes stinks!

  10. posted Jul 28, 2013 at 9:55 am

    A stellar donut Aimee. I have to try using the Grands and making these donuts for the kids. They would LOVE these!

  11. posted Jul 28, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Yum! What a cool idea for a shortcut!
    And I love the newspaper backdrop you used. It’s perfect. :)

    • posted Jul 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Thanks Abbie, the comics page was a total whim of an idea! I liked it :)

  12. posted Jul 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Dude! Love these! I have a list of recipe ideas (as do you, I’m sure) and Cookies and Cream donuts have been on that list forever! The melted Hershey’s bar is genius. Never would have thought to add that!

  13. Trish Butler
    posted Jul 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you for the recipe an don’t forget that left over do-nuts makes for a great start to a wonderful bread pudding.

    • posted Jul 29, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Oh Trish, great idea. But, leftover donuts? What is that? Haha!!

  14. posted Jul 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I love making donuts this way but mind never look as fantastic as these!

  15. posted Jul 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    What a great idea for making easy fried donuts! That chocolate icing and Oreo? Even better.

  16. posted Jul 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    These look amazing. I don’t know if I should hide or share this with my husband.

  17. posted Jul 28, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Can I just tell you how much I love the fact that I can make doughnuts using pillsbury grands? so so easy! and I am loving this version.

    • posted Jul 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      ha! Des it’s so super easy. And addicting! ENJOY.

  18. posted Jul 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Super yum!! And thanks for the tip – I didn’t know you could save the oil!

    • posted Jul 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Oh my gosh, yes! I save it all the time. I have different mason jars labeled with different oils. Donut oil. Chicken oil. LOL….

  19. posted Jul 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Cookies and cream donuts, sign me up! I need these babies asap 😉

  20. posted Jul 29, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Mmmm these look like the perfect mid afternoon snack too right?! Yup thought so!

  21. Nessa
    posted Jul 29, 2013 at 8:33 pm


  22. Christina Gathright
    posted Jul 31, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    These donuts rock! You rock! Is there really anything better than a cookie donut combo?! :)

  23. posted Aug 1, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Donuts from biscuits is all I have been making lately. This is such a fun donut for breakfast too…love the melted candy bar on top!

    • posted Aug 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks girl. Is it wrong to put candy bars on top of donuts? LOL.

  24. Gaby rivera
    posted Feb 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Is there a fudge recipe that wouldnt have any butter?

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