Coffee-glazed coffee donuts

Boxing Day morning just took on new meaning with these babies. Fuel your shopping expedition with a couple of these to-go! The hint of coffee in the dough opens the way to the powerful coffee goodness of the icing, made with three simple ingredients: sugar, water and coffee. Yes, please.

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PREPARATION

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Combine milk and instant coffee in a small bowl.
  3. Cream butter and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Add egg and continue beating for 1 minute. Add milk to coffee and blend in dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.
  4. Cover and refrigerate dough for a few hours (up to 12 hours).
  5. Heat oil in fryer to 350°F.
  6. Divide dough in half and refrigerate one portion.
  7. Roll out dough to ¼ in. thickness. Cut out donuts using a cookie cutter 3 in. in diameter and the holes using a cookie cutter 1 in. in diameter, or using a small glass and a thimble. Flour generously.
  8. Form dough remnants into a ball, roll out again, and cut out more donuts. Repeat until dough becomes too thick. Set donuts aside in freezer during preparation.
  9. Fry donuts, 4 at a time, for about 1 minute per side or until golden.
  10. Place on paper towel and let cool for a few minutes.
  11. In a small bowl, mix icing sugar with dissolved coffee until smooth. Add a little water if needed.
  12. Dip donuts in glaze and place on a wire rack.
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