Darn Goods

This is a recipe that’s suited more for the kids than for the adults, but adult supervision is an absolute must.


1 bottle or so of vegetable oil

1/4 c. sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. Bisquik Baking Mix

1/4 c. water (maybe more)

Fill an electric skillet (that’s easiest) or a heavy, high-sided, flat-bottomed frying pan with vegetable oil, about 1″ deep. Heat to 375″, or until a bubble of water crackles when dropped in.

Set up an old cookie sheet or foil with a cookie cooling rack on top of it, to catch dripped oil, and later, cinnamon. Keeps your workspace cleaner.

In a large plastic bag (gallon ziplocks work well), mix sugar and cinnamon, and set aside.

Mix Bisquick and water to make a soft dough. Add water if needed.

When oil is ready, drop by teaspoonfulls into hot oil. Fry approximately 30 seconds on each side, until they are golden in color. Remove to cookie rack to drain.

While still warm, drop puffs into cinnamon/sugar mix and shake to coat.

Makes about a dozen, unless you’re eating them as they come out of the cinnamon bag…

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8 Responses to Darn Goods

  1. Joy says:

    OMgoodness. These sound just sinful. I’m going to print this one out and I’ll pig out on them on the next break we get from the weight loss challenge.

  2. Laura says:

    Make them small – we made ours about 2″ in diameter (it was hard not to), and they were doughy. ‘course that could have been because my Bisquik expired in 2008… But yeah, they’re wicked. They were gone the next day.

  3. Nikki says:

    These sound really REALLY good, and I know I’d like these as much as the kids would! Super easy too! Thanks Laura!

    Cute picture of Josh!!!!

    • Laura says:

      Thanks! He had a really good time making them. They’re so simple, and big on immediate gratification, as they cool to “edible” quickly.

  4. Nikki says:

    We’re making these today!!! 🙂 Can’t wait!

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