Because they are fried in oil, these jelly doughnuts are a traditional dessert for Hanukkah.
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If you donâ€™t have a 2-inch cookie cutter, you can use the rim of a sturdy glass to create the dough rounds. Be sure to use a thick jam or jelly as the filling so it wonâ€™t leak out during cooking, and donâ€™t add more than the amount called for. Let doughnuts rise until they look slightly puffy. (But donâ€™t let them rise too long or they may not expand enough when cooked.)