Snowball Doughnuts Recipe

Snowball Doughnuts

Are you looking for a super easy recipe for making out a holiday treat or a DIY gift giving? Then these delectable cute snowball doughnuts are the perfect ones to try out!

Snowball Doughnuts

These bite-sized white sugar donuts, which are really appetizing, are far better than anything you choose from a local store. These classic, simple doughnuts tossed in powdered sugar taste incredible. If you are planning for a small party or prefer to be on your cozy couch with a delicious sweet snack, these cute little snowballs do something amazing. 

Snowball Doughnuts – Easy to Follow Step-by-Step Instructions!

Making out this recipe takes roughly 5 to 10 minutes with less effort. So, even in your busy hours, there is no reason not to give it a try. As it gets double coated in sugar, diabetic patients could take a step back from giving it a bite. Soft in texture makes this snack an ideal choice for all age groups.

Snowball Doughnuts

Snowball Doughnuts

Recipe by EditorCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
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  • Extra fine granulated sugar – 1 cup

  • Eggs – 2 nos

  • Milk – 1 cup

  • Shortening, soft – 3 tablespoons

  • All-purpose flour – 3 1/4 cups

  • Baking powder – 4 1/2 teaspoons

  • grated orange or lemon rind – 2 teaspoons

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon 

  • Oil for frying

  • Powdered Sugar for tossing – 1 cup


  • Take a large mixing bowl and beat the eggs intensely.
  • Add orange rind, sugar, and shortening to beaten eggs and give a beat until they get mixed well. Pour milk and stir
  • Once done, combine the remaining dry ingredients and blend by stirring well. 
  • Heat a deep saucepan to 370°F with enough oil for frying. 
  • Take a scooped spoon to measure the dough to get the same-sized balls. Fill the dough in it and remove it from the spoon to round it inside your palm. To ease this process, try greasing your palm with some ghee. 
  • Repeat this until the whole dough gets shaped out into small round balls.
  • Drop the balls by heaping teaspoons into the hot oil for frying. Or, if you are an expert, you can even directly drop it from your hand. Make sure you do this step carefully to avoid accidental burning.
  • Avoid adding too many balls into the frying pan simultaneously. This could make the balls congested and difficult for equal frying around the balls.
  • Using a slotted spoon, give the balls a turn to make sure all sides are equally fried. Fry until the dough turns golden brown all over. This takes approximately 3 to 4 minutes of frying. 
  • Lift the balls from the oil and drain for a minute over the pan to drain excess oil.
  • Take a platter placed with tissue or paper towels. Place the fried balls on it to drain well. Let it cool for some time. 
  • In a paper bag filled with powdered sugar, drop a few doughnut balls at a time and give a light shake until it’s well coated. Don’t try to overdo it, as it increases the chance of breaking the doughnuts.
  • Serve immediately with a cup of hot tea or coffee of your choice.

    Serving & Storing Suggestions

    Storing the leftover doughnuts saves them to use in the coming days without making them stale. 

    🍩 Keep in a food-safe, airtight container to keep at room temperature. You can use these leftover doughnuts for 2 to 3 days after making them. 

    🍩 Arrange in a single layer to prevent them from sticking together and breaking.

    🍩 Can freeze doughnuts for up to a week by placing them in a large freezer bag. 

    🍩 While serving frozen doughnuts, try to keep them at room temperature for an hour before it gets served.

    Useful tips

    To keep the temperature in control, you can make use of a thermometer while frying. Too hot oil will not deliver the right texture as it makes the dough over fry quickly. In case the oil is not up to an ideal temperature for frying, it may even result in greasy balls. 

    If you have got a stale doughnut that is hard in texture, there is no need to worry as there is a perfect solution to work out, which is simple. Pop the doughnuts into the microwave for around 15 seconds to soften them up. 

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