|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)|
|Baking powder||5 Teaspoon (1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Milk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Vegetable oil||2 Cup (32 tbs) (for deep frying)|
|Sifted powdered sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Cream shortening; gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating well.
Add eggs, beating well.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface; roll out to 1/2 -inch thickness.
Cut with a floured 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter.
Place doughnuts on a lightly floured surface; cover and let rest 15 minutes.
Heat 3 to 4 inches of oil to 375Â°; drop in 3 to 4 doughnuts at a time.
Cook about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
Combine powdered sugar, water, and vanilla; beat until smooth.
Dip warm doughnuts in glaze; cool.