Puff Pastry Donuts Recipe

If you love donuts then you are going to love this puff pastry donuts recipe. These are easy homemade donuts with a delicious glaze. They are fried to perfection and melt in your mouth.
Puff Pastry Donuts Recipe

Puff pastry donuts is a six sister recipe that we all love to make. They are such a fantastic puff pastry dessert recipe that you can make without having to put in a lot of effort, yet will not disappoint in flavor. 

Puff Pastry Donuts dipped in glaze on cooling rack

These are either a fun favorite family dessert, or you can make them enjoy them fresh and hot for breakfast! I mean, who doesn’t like dessert for breakfast?! 

Homemade donuts are always welcome in our house, so it’s nice to keep some puff pastry on hand when the kids want a little treat. It is also a nice recipe to bring to a get-together to change things up a bit. Everyone loves donuts!

For the donut lovers here, you do not have to only make this recipe! We have other fun donut recipes like our Lemon Donuts with Blueberry Frosting, Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes, or some delectable Buttermilk Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze. You cannot go wrong with any of them!

Ingredients for Puff Pastry Donuts Recipe

Ingredients Needed For This Puff Pastry Donuts Recipe:

  • Puff Pastry Sheets
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk 
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour (for your counter)

How To Make This Puff Pastry Donuts Recipe:

To begin making these amazing donuts, lightly flour your counter with all-purpose flour (aka sprinkle flour on the counter) and then place the puff pastry sheets on top. 

Roll out the pastry sheet dough, but not too thin. 

Once the dough is rolled out, use two different sized round cookie cutters to create the donut shape. 

puff pastry dough cut out for donuts

You will want one large cutter to create the outside of the donut shape and then a significantly smaller circle to cut out the inside of the donut. 

Cut out as many donuts that you can fit on the sheet of dough. 

Then, fill a wide pot with about an inch of vegetable oil and heat it over medium-high heat. 

Once the oil is hot enough, gently place the dough cut out into the hot oil. 

When the dough turns golden brown flip it over to allow the other side to cook. Watch them carefully, you do not want them to overcook! 

Then, for the icing, use a medium sized bowl and whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. 

Mixing powdered sugar in glass bowl for donut glaze

Mix it all together until it is the consistency of a glaze. 

When the donuts are done cooking, dip them right in the glaze while they are still hot, flipping them to make sure they are covered. 

unglazed donuts and glazed donuts on baking sheets

Then place them on a wire rack or wax paper too cool. 

You can also eat these soon after, just make sure not to burn your mouth.

Puff Pastry Donuts stacked on cooling rack

To Make This Homemade Donut Recipe You Will Need:

  1. Rolling pin
  2. Circle cookie cutters (THESE work great!)
  3. Large wide pot
  4. Medium mixing bowl
  5. Whisk
  6. Tongs
  7. Wire rack or wax paper
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Best Oil For Frying

Frying donuts always produces a deliciously crisp donut, but what kind of oil should you use when frying the donuts?

While there are many different oils you can try, Saveur gives you the five oils for frying that are the best for donuts.

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Check Out What Else You Can Make With Puff Pastry! 

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These Pastry Puff Glazed Donuts are so easy to make and melt in your mouth!
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes

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  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry.
  • Cut circles out of puff pastry using two different sized circle cookie cutters, a larger circle for the outside and a smaller circle for the center.
  • Fill a large pot with an inch of vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Cook donuts in hot vegetable oil, flipping when one side is golden.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, milk and vanilla to make glaze.
  • While the donuts are still hot, dip them in the glaze.


  • If you don’t have cookie cutters try using cups


Calories: 154 kcal
Carbohydrates: 19 g
Protein: 2 g
Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Sodium: 52 mg
Potassium: 16 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 10 g
Vitamin A: 4 IU
Calcium: 5 mg
Iron: 1 mg


  • Rolling Pin
  • Circle Cookie Cutters
  • Large Wide Pot
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Tongs
  • Wax Paper

Recipe Details


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