Doughnuts or Donuts

Readers, is it Doughnuts or Donuts?

This has always confused me.  Not that I write the word donuts/doughnuts that often that it keeps me up at night, but it is something that I ponder over for a minute or so when I see it written somewhere.  I mean, I understand why it would be called doughnuts given that these morsels of goodness are made from dough, but then did we just get lazy and shorten it to donuts?  is it really that hard to write the extra -ugh?  Is it really going to save precious milliseconds?

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