How to Make Festive Christmas Doughnuts

Christmas is a time for indulgence and what better way to celebrate than with delicious homemade Christmas doughnuts? These festive treats are not only tasty but also fun to make. In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to create a Christmas-themed doughnut that will impress your family and friends.


  • All-purpose flour: 2 cups
  • Sugar: 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder: 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Milk: 3/4 cup
  • Eggs: 2, beaten
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons, melted
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Powdered sugar: 2 cups
  • Milk or water: 3-4 tablespoons
  • Red and green food coloring
  • Sprinkles: red and green
  • Edible holly decorations (can be found at baking supply stores)


Making the Doughnuts:

  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Add this to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  3. Fry or Bake: If frying, heat oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F (190°C). Carefully drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil. Fry until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side. If baking, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Fill a doughnut pan with the batter and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cool Doughnuts: Remove the doughnuts and let them cool on a wire rack.

Preparing the Icing:

  1. Basic Icing: Mix powdered sugar with milk or water to create a smooth icing. Adjust the consistency by adding more liquid or sugar as needed.
  2. Coloring: Divide the icing into two portions. Add red food coloring to one and green to the other. Mix well.


  1. Apply Icing: Once the doughnuts are cool, dip the top of each doughnut into the icing, one color at a time. Let the excess drip off.
  2. Add Sprinkles: Sprinkle the red and green sprinkles over the icing while it’s still wet.
  3. Add Holly Decoration: Place an edible holly decoration on top for the final touch.
  4. Let Set: Allow the icing to set before serving.

Now you have a batch of beautifully decorated Christmas doughnuts that are sure to bring joy to your holiday celebrations. Enjoy these festive treats with your loved ones or share them as gifts. Happy baking!

Doughnut Name: Festive Holly Jolly Doughnut

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