It all started with a can of biscuits. You can use the 8 or 10 count can depending on how big you want your donuts and holes to be. Don't use any flaky biscuits. You want to get the regular Home Style or Texas Style biscuits. We had two bowls nearby with our cinnamon sugar mixture in one and our glazed mixture in the other. It is easy to make the glaze. All you need is powdered sugar, butter, milk or hot water, and vanilla extract. To make it chocolate just add in some cocoa powder to that glaze mixture.
My son flattened out each biscuit with his fingers so that he was able to make the hole in the middle. For the 8 count biscuits you can use a small cookie cutter to make the hole. For the 10 count biscuits a small water bottle cap will do. I had already filled our skillet with 1/2" of vegetable oil and got it nice and hot so it was ready for us to just drop in the donuts and holes. We watched them as they started puffing up. You want to be sure to stay near them because they only need to cook a minute on each side. We let them drain on a paper towel lined cooling rack. When they were cool enough to touch but still warm, we dipped them into a bowl of sugar or glaze. We placed them on another cooling rack with parchment paper underneath to catch any drips.
We plated them up and sat them in front of dad with his morning coffee. Father and son sat, ate, and enjoyed their time together. I love donut holes so I ate most of those. Hehe They were so GOOD!!! I could not believe how easy these were to make. Why hadn't we made them sooner? I pray all you dads have a wonderful and blessed Father's Day, and that you are honored for all you are and do for your family :)