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


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 comments on “Cookies ‘N Cream Donuts”

  1. 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. 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. Eva @ Eva Bakes

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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 🙂

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

  8. Rita

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

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. Trish Butler

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

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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

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

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

  20. Christina Gathright

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

  21. 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!

  22. Gaby rivera

    Is there a fudge recipe that wouldnt have any butter?

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