Easy Mini Donuts

Easy Mini Donuts

I receive daily emails from a number of cooking sites with recipes. Some of them I'm interested in, others not so much. But I can say that I've tried many of the recipes that have been sent my way and most have turned out great. When I got an email from Pillsbury a couple of weeks ago for these "pizza" donuts, I knew I had to try them! Four ingredients...what could be simpler? Don't worry, these donuts don't taste like pizza! They get their name because you use pizza crust as the dough. Crazy, huh? I'm telling you, I will never buy donut holes from the store again! These are so easy to make and they are delicious right from the pan all warm and sugary. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
4 cups vegetable or canola oil
1 can Pillsbury refrigerated classic pizza crust
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:
In deep heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat oil to 350°F.
Remove dough from can; do not unroll. Cut dough into 12 (1-inch) slices. Cut each slice in half crosswise to make 24 pieces. Roll each piece into ball and set aside.

In a
brown paper bag (lunch bag), mix sugar and cinnamon.

Carefully place dough balls into hot oil; cook about 30 seconds or until light golden brown, turning often. Using wire skimmer or metal slotted spoon, transfer doughnuts to paper bag with the sugar mixture. Fold top of bag over; shake until doughnuts are coated. Serve warm.