Beat eggs well.
Add sugar and shortening, beating well.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Add remaining ingredients and egg mixture, mixing well.
Chill dough 2 hours (or overnight).
Heat fat (shortening) to a temperature of 370° to 380°.
Roll out dough to about 1/2” thickness and cut, using a doughnut cutter.
Fry until brown, turning when brown on first side.
Drain and place on paper towels to absorb excess fat.
To sugar doughnuts, shake doughnuts, one at a time, in a paper bag with granulated or confectioners sugar.