Christmas Donut Wreath

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This Christmas Donut Wreath is a gorgeous and delicious Christmas display of golden fried donuts using biscuit dough, then coated with a sweet glaze.

Christmas Donut Wreath with a giant bow.

Holiday Donut Wreath

The holidays just got a little better with this amazing recipe. You can whip up these soft and fluffy fried donuts in no time and enjoy them with the glazed coating. The ingredients are easy to get and the directions are simple to follow to get your a stunning wreath in just 30 minutes.

Key Ingredients You’ll Need

Dough: You will need flaky jumbo biscuit dough or you can make your own homemade dough.

Powdered Sugar: You will need this along with vanilla and milk to make your glaze.

How To Make Christmas Donut Wreath

Step 1. In a heavy bottom pot, put in the oil and make sure it’s at least 2-inches and covers the bottom. Heat the oil to medium-high and reaches 350 degrees. Place paper towels on a baking sheet to line it and place it next to the pot of oil. Prepare the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth, and place it aside.

Making the glaze.

Step 2. Prepare the biscuits by cutting them into 6 pieces after opening. Roll the dough to make them round. Put a few donuts into the oil with a slotted spoon at a time. Make sure to not add too many or the oil will cool down. The donuts will only take a couple of minutes to cook. Once they are golden brown transfer to the paper towel-lined baking sheet. Let them cool for a bit before adding the glaze.

Step 3. Dip and swirl each donut in the glaze using tongs or a fork until coated. Let the excess drip off before arranging it into a wreath shape on a circular platter. Make sure the donuts are touching so that the wreath will stick together. Dust with powdered sugar and top with red and green sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!

Can I Make This Ahead Of Time?

Yes! If you want them for later or plan on having them for Christmas morning. You can prepare and fry the donut holes the night before and store them in an airtight container or Ziplock bag and assemble the wreath the next morning.

What if my Donut Holes are Oily?

If you take out your donuts and notice that they are extremely oily, this can be from the temperature of the oil. If the oil is not hot enough, you will accidentally leave them in for too long and it will soak up the oil. Try to aim for a temperature of 350 degrees.

Tips & Tricks

  • Place in an airtight container for the best storage method and leave at room temperature for 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • Make sure to not use Olive oil for the deep frying. I recommend oils like canola oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, or sunflower oil.
  • If you don’t have milk, you can use water in the glaze.
  • If you don’t want glazed donuts, you can sprinkle the fried donuts with cinnamon sugar. Combine 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 Tbsp of cinnamon. You can also just enjoy them plain.

Add food coloring to the donut glaze to make them more festive!

Christmas Donut Wreath

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Christmas Donut Wreath on a white plate.
Christmas Donut Wreath on a green table cloth.
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Christmas Donut Wreath

This Christmas Donut Wreath is a gorgeous and delicious pile of golden brown fried donuts with a sweet glaze coating.
Servings: 40 mini donuts
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes


  • 1 tube biscuit dough flaky jumbo, 8 biscuits
  • 4 cups vegetable oil



  • Place the vegetable oil into a heavy bottom pot.  You want at least 2 inches of oil covering the bottom of the pot.  Start heating the oil over medium-high heat.  (We want it to reach 350 degrees).
  • Line a baking sheet with paper towels.  Set this next to the pot of hot oil.
  • Make the glaze.  Stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth.  Set this aside.
  • Open the can of biscuits and use scissors to cut each biscuit into 6 pieces.  Roll the pieces in your hands to make them as round as possible.
  • Use a slotted spoon to carefully place a few donut holes at a time into the hot oil.  (Do not crowd them, as this will cause the oil to drop in temperature.)  It will only take a few minutes for each to cook.
  • Remove the golden donut holes to the baking sheet lined with paper towels.  Allow them to cool slightly.
  • Use a fork or tongs to dip and swirl each donut, one by one, into the glaze. Allow the excess glaze to drip off, then place the glazed donut holes in a wreath shape on a large round platter.  Make sure they are touching each other so that the glaze will help them stick together.
  • Lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar and red and green sprinkles for a more festive wreath!

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