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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How To Make Easy Ghost Doughnuts For Halloween


When my boys were in Kindergarten they would make Ghost Doughnuts in their classroom for a Halloween treat.

It was so easy to do with the kiddos that I started making them every year for Halloween along with the traditional Snickerdoodle cookies.

They are so easy, fun, and tasty I thought I would share with all of you how to do it, so you can do it with, or for your families.

My grown kids still love a good ghost doughnut.

This should always been done with adult supervision since we will be working with very hot cooking oil.

 To Start You Will Need:

  • Frying pan
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned biscuits
  • (buttermilk works well, just the small regular sized biscuit, not the Grands)
  • Paper towels
  • Waxed paper
  • Shaker of cinnamon and sugar mixture
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Set your fry pan for about 400-425 degrees.

Cut a piece of waxed paper for your work surface. ( I always wet my counter with a rag before putting down the wax paper, and it will stick to the counter)

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Find a willing helper, preferably younger than YOU!!

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Have your young helper poke two of their fingers through the biscuit to make the eyes. 

Then they need to stretch the holes to make them as big as they can without breaking the dough (if they break the dough apart, just put in a patch, no big deal)……

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Now for the mouth!!

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Time to stretch out that mouth!
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REALLY Stretch it out!!!

Pinch off a little of the dough off of one of the biscuits that is not made into a ghost yet, and test your oil to make sure it is hot enough before placing the ghostly face in the pan….

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Perfect, it is bubbling, that means it is good to go!

Place your ghostly face in the pan……

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Place on 2 layers of paper towels….
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 Now for a dusting of something to make it sweet. We like cinnamon, and sugar on our doughnuts, but you could also use powdered sugar for a white ghost if you like.

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A ghost doughnut cinnamon stencil!!

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All lined up after their cinnamon sprinkle.
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Which one is your favorite?! I like the one with the pointy chin!

Make a bunch because they won’t stay on the plate very long! 

They are Boo-licious!!
(sorry I couldn't resist)

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