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Easy Cookies ‘N Cream Donuts made with Biscuits

Make fried donuts in under 30 minutes! This easy Cookies ‘n Cream Donuts recipe uses canned biscuit dough, Oreos and a melted candy bar to create the easiest, best tasting donuts ever.

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

Donuts and Sunday mornings go hand in hand.

Why This Recipe Works

Some donut lovers have their go-to donut flavor. They never veer from their favorite fillings or toppings.

Me? I like a little adventure. With so many delicious donut flavors out there, how could I pick just ONE to eat forever?

From Boston Cream Donuts to donuts inspired by coffee cake, I love making up new donut creations almost as much as I love making them. And while baked donuts are all well and good, there’s an extra joy that comes from biting into a fresh, oil-fried donut.

This Cookies ‘n’ Cream Donuts recipe is for all of you Oreo cookie fans!

  • A canned biscuit dough base.
  • Fried in a skillet — no deep fryer required!
  • Covered in chocolate glaze.
  • A melted Hershey’s cookies ‘n cream bar drizzled on top!
  • Sprinkled with crushed Oreo cookies.
  • Ready to eat in 30 minutes!

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

Ingredient Notes

You only need two ingredients to make the donuts themselves.

  • Biscuit dough – I used refrigerated Pillsbury Grand Biscuits. You can find them at just about every grocery store!
  • Vegetable oil

The real star of this cookies ‘n cream donuts recipe is the topping. The first layer of the topping is a homemade chocolate glaze made with these ingredients.

  • Heavy cream and milk – We use one tablespoon of each for the right consistency.
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract – I always use my homemade Instant Pot version!
  • Corn syrup – Keeps the sugar from crystalizing so the glaze sets up smooth and shiny.
  • Chocolate – A combination of semi-sweet and bittersweet.
  • Powdered sugar

You’ll also need a Hershey’s Cookies ‘n Cream candy bar and a few crushed oreo cookies to complete this recipe.

Fried Biscuit Donuts

Fried donuts are surprisingly easy to make!

Head up some oil in a skillet. Separate the biscuits and use a small round cookie cutter to cut a hole out of the center of each one.

Fry each one for 2 -3 minutes on each side. Use a slotted spoon to remove the donuts from the oil. Place them on paper towels to cool and absorb excess grease.

Dip cooled donuts in glaze, then add your toppings. For this recipe we dipped them in chocolate glaze, then drizzled them with a melted white chocolate candy bar and crushed Oreos.

The perfect cookies n’ cream donuts recipe!

Tips and Tricks

Once you learn how to make fried donuts with biscuit dough, you’ll love trying all kinds of different flavors.

You can leave off the melted cookies ‘n cream bar and Oreos to make plain chocolate glazed donuts. Or swap out the chocolate glaze for a different flavor of icing instead.

The maple glaze from this baked pumpkin donuts recipe would be delicious on fried biscuit donuts. So would this cinnamon glaze!

Love the chocolate glaze but want a different flavor combo? Add some chopped nuts to the tops of the donuts instead of cookie crumbs. Sprinkles are always a good idea on glazed donuts, too!

Have fun experimenting with different toppings and glazes. That’s half the fun of making homemade donuts!

Recipe FAQs

Can I use another brand of biscuits?

You sure can! You will need enough biscuit dough for 8 biscuits, whichever brand you use.

How much oil do I need?

The amount of oil depends on the width of your skillet. You want at least a half-inch of oil to coat the entire bottom of the pan.

How can I tell when oil is hot enough?

Test your oil temperature without a thermometer by carefully dropping a couple of drops of water into the oil. If it sizzles, your oil is ready.
You can also drop a small piece of biscuit dough into the oil to test it. It should sizzle right away.

How do I store fried donuts?

Homemade donuts are best enjoyed fresh the same day! If you have leftovers from this cookies ‘n cream donuts recipe, keep them covered at room temperature. Enjoy them (or share with a friend!) within 1-2 days.

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

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Yield: 8 large doughnuts

Cookies 'N Cream Donuts

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

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?!

Ingredients

For the Donuts:

  • 1 package refrigerated Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the topping:

  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 1 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 oz semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 4oz Hershey cookies 'n cream candy bar, melted
  • 3 Oreo cookies, crushed

Instructions

  1. In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, heat oil about ½-¾ 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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on April 22, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. As if, this is the best flavor ever!!! And love how quick these are, dangerous!

  2. 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!

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

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