I made the dough the night before and used the morning as the final rising state for the dough - after shaping it with cookie cuts. Then into the shortening fryer - be very careful about the temperature - shortening heats up very quickly and will burn your doughnuts instantly.
We made used both the doughnut part and the hole :). Frying was super fast.
After frying, let it cool for a minute or so and keep it in your favorite topping. We had plain sugar, glazed and glazed with sprinkles.
The verdict YUMMMM.