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Doughnut Balls

Quick and Easy Doughnut Balls with Lemon Glaze

These delicious semi-homemade doughnut balls with lemon glaze are quick to make, even quicker to disappear.
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Ingredients

For the Doughnut Balls:

  • 1 tube (7.5 ounces) (10 biscuits) pre-made Biscuit Dough
  • 3/4 cup canola oil or an amount not more than 1-inch deep in the pan (amount of oil may vary depending on the size of the pan)

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 whole lemon first zested and then juiced
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

For the Doughnut Balls:

  • Lay a paper towel onto a large plate and set aside. 
  • Tear each piece of biscuit dough in half and roll each one into a ball.  Set the rolled balls on a large plate and set aside for a moment.
  • To a small saucepan, add canola oil so that the oil is no more than 1-inch deep in the pan (amount of oil may vary depending on the size of the pan).
  • Heat the saucepan on low to medium heat.
  • After 20 seconds, using tongs, carefully add 4 of the biscuit dough balls to the oil. If at any time the oil gets too hot (smoky or a lot of sizzling), turn the heat off and set the pan on an unused burner to cool.
  • They’ll cook fast so watch them very closely.  With cooking tongs, carefully turn each doughnut ball as they cook so that all sides turn a light golden color. 
  • Once the sides of the doughnut balls turn a golden color, transfer them onto a paper towel-lined plate. 
  • If at any time the oil gets too hot (smoky or a lot of sizzling), turn the heat off and set the pan on an unused burner to cool.
  • Continue the process to cook the rest of the doughnut balls. 
  • If the doughnut balls brown too quickly when added to the oil, turn the heat down just a bit. 
  • Once all of the doughnut balls are done cooking set them aside for a moment while making the glaze.

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • To a small bowl, add lemon zest, juice from a whole lemon and powdered sugar.  Mix together until smooth.
  • Place the doughnut balls on a serving plate and drizzle lemon glaze over the top of each one.
  • Serve right away while the doughnut balls are warm.