Slideshow: 11 Doughnut Recipes To Make For Hanukkah

Easy Homemade Doughnuts
Easy Homemade Doughnuts

Using store bought buttermilk biscuit dough makes assembling these doughnuts a snap. The fun is in the toppings: try our Orange-Cardamom, Brown Butter, Chocolate, or Plain Vanilla glaze.

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[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa

Yeast-Raised Doughnuts
Yeast-Raised Doughnuts

Is this your first time making doughnuts at home? Come right this way for a step-by-step tutorial for how to make these classic glazed doughnuts at home.

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[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Pączki
Pączki

Jelly doughnuts are traditional at Hanukkah. Try this version, which are crisp on the outside, yet soft and yielding on the inside. The flavor of jam is up to you.

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[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Chocolate Zeppole di San Guiseppe
Chocolate Zeppole di San Guiseppe

Look to the Italians this holiday and make some zeppole. The piped doughnuts are lighter than air, even when filled with a chocolate pastry cream.

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Cider Doughnuts
Cider Doughnuts

If sufganyot aren't your style, make these festive cake doughnuts. They're softly scented with reduced apple cider and dusted with sparkling cinnamon sugar.

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[Photograph: Olga Massov]

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts
Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Bring a little seasonal flair to your Hanukkah party with these light, fluffy, and soft spiced pumpkin doughnuts.

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[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold

Spiced Sweet Potato Doughnuts
Spiced Sweet Potato Doughnuts
If you've never made doughnuts before, these are your perfect starter. The dough comes together with remarkable ease and has few enough ingredients for even the most casual baker. As for the frying, all you need is a little organization and about $5 worth of oil. Temperature management isn't as critical for these doughnuts as it is for other fried food; they're quite forgiving. Plus, the earthy, spicy-sweet taste is worth every minute.

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[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

Chocolate lovers and doughnut fiends alike will love these soft, slightly dense cake doughnuts. We think they'll be the first to go off your Hanukkah dessert plate.

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[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Potato Doughnuts
Potato Doughnuts

When you're picking up potatoes for latkes, throw another bag in your cart. These potato doughnuts are lighter than cake doughnuts and a great end to a heavy meal.

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[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]