Valentine Donuts

Happy February 1 friends! I have the perfect Valentine for you today! Quick and easy homemade donuts, heart shaped of course. 

To make these you'll need either store bought biscuit dough or you can make your own. I hardly ever buy biscuit dough, so I went the DIY route. I've listed a quick recipe below for you. 

You don't have to make icing and use sprinkles if you don't like those....these donuts are delicious with just a dusting of confectioner's sugar over the top-think hot, crispy funnel cake flavor here! 

But of course, if you don't make icing-then you don't get cute faces like these ;-) Y'all know my kitchen helper is never far from the action! She's nominated herself as the official taste tester of all baked goods. 

 Her verdict....delicious! 


  • 1 can of refrigerated biscuit dough or homemade biscuit dough (below)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups oil for frying-I had corn oil on hand but vegetable oil is fine too
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar-for sprinkling on top, and for making the icing
  • 1-2 tbsp milk 
  • Food coloring in your color choice
  • Sprinkles 

For the homemade dough, I used the recipe on the back of the flour bag, altered slightly. 

  • 2 cups flour-I used White Lily brand of self rising flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 stick butter, chilled-I used salted butter
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cups buttermilk (or regular milk is fine)


  1. Add the flour to a medium bowl, grate or cut in the chilled butter. I use a cheese grater instead of cutting in. Then add enough buttermilk to make the dough come together. Roll the dough out on a floured surface, and cut with a biscuit cutter for round donuts, or use cookie cutters for fun shapes. We used 2 sizes of heart cookie cutters. Don't throw away the centers! 
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. You'll need the oil to be about a half inch deep. 
  3. Add your donuts to the skillet and cook around 1-2 minutes on each side or until lightly golden.
  4. Remove donuts to cooling racks and sift confectioner's sugar over the top. You can stop here if you don't care for icing (who am I kidding?) Go for the icing. 
  5. While your donuts are cooling, prepare the icing. You'll need confectioner's sugar and milk, and the food coloring if you like.
  6. Add the sugar to a bowl, and mix in the milk until the icing is the consistency to pipe. If you're using food coloring, go ahead and mix it in to your desired shade.
  7. Put your icing in a bag and decorate these cuties! I used a small zip bag and round tip to pipe my icing. If you don't have tips, just snip off the end of the bag and go! Add your sprinkles and boom, you're done! 

Just look how adorable these are! 

Don't forget to decorate the donut holes! They make precious bite-size yummies.

You could box these up and surprise your sweetheart, your bestie, or your co-workers (if you like them-ha!)

Like biscuits, these are best served fresh. If you're eating them on day 2 (if there are any left!), heat them in the microwave for just a few seconds. 

Enjoy friends! And Happy Valentine's Day! 

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