Cinnamon Puffs

Recipe from

Southern Living


3 1/4 cups vegetable oil, divided
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Beat 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup sugar, and egg in a large mixing bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to sugar mixture alternately with whipping cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.

Pour remaining 3 cups oil into a heavy saucepan; heat to 325° to 350°.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls into hot oil, and fry, in batches, 4 to 5 minutes or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.

Stir together remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over puffs.