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Copycat Dunkin Donuts Long Johns Recipe

Dunkin’ Donuts gained popularity for their soft and moist donuts and their wide variety of donut flavors. Aside from their donuts, Dunkin’ Donuts is also popular for their Long Johns. 

Long Johns are basically donuts but shaped like a long cylinder, often topped with chocolate or sugar. Recreate this Dunkin’ Donuts-inspired Long John recipe in your kitchen and enjoy a filling snack!

Serve this in parties, picnics, or have this for breakfast before going to work. These Long Johns will sure give your sweet cravings a satisfaction.



How To Make Copycat Dunkin Donuts Long Johns

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Preparation: 1 hr 45 mins
Cooking: 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
Makes: 30 pieces Pen Icon Edit input


  • 1/4 oz. dry yeast active
  • 1/4 cup warm water 110° to 115°
  • 1 cup warm milk 110° to 115°
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 piece egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Oil deep fat frying


  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Add the milk, butter, sugar, salt, egg and 2 cups of flour.

  3. Mix ingredients until smooth. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.

  4. Do not knead yet.

  5. Place your dough in a greased large-sized bowl, turning once to grease top.

  6. Cover and let rise for about 1 hour in a warm place until doubled in size.

  7. Punch dough down after the dough has risen.

  8. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; using your rolling pin, roll into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Cut into 3-in. x 1-in. rectangles.

  9. Place cuts on greased baking sheets.

  10. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place until it doubled in size.

  11. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 400°F. Fry doughnuts, by batches, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

  12. In a medium size bowl, combine all glaze ingredients. Mix them together and dip the top of your long johns on your sweet toppings.

Recipe Notes

Making your own pastries may appear a challenge for those beginner cooks out there Need not worry though you can switch the toppings you add to your long john or you can choose to create different fillings and flavors to make it stand out of the ordinary. 


  • Calcium: 11mg
  • Calories: 49kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 21mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 59mg
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 68IU
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Commonly Asked Questions

What are Long John donuts filled with?

Commonly, Long John donuts are coated with sweet glaze or icing. If you want to add in a filling for these tasty treats, custard and creme are the usuals for it. 

What is the difference between an eclair and a Long John?

Eclairs and long johns may do look alike but they’re made very differently. For long johns, they’re made from donut dough and are cooked by frying. On the other hand, eclairs are made of choux dough, piped on a baking sheet and are baked.



Make your morning extra sweet and special with a freshly made long john served hot. Pair it up with a nice hot cup of coffee or wrap it up for work. You can take it anywhere you go whether you're heading out or just want something to snack on a lazy day.

Step it up a notch by enhancing the flavors of your preferred long john. You can make it into a chocolate pastry or play around with the topics and creams to whip up your ideal long john to energize you through the day.

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