In the mixing bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix the water, yeast, sugar, salt and eggs. Add the flour and shortening, and mix for 10 minutes. Place the dough on a dough board, then cover and rest the dough for 40 minutes.
Preheat a deep fryer to 360 degrees F.
Cut the dough into 2-ounce squares and stretch each out to a 3-by-3-inch square. Drop the squares in the deep fryer and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Place a few doughboys in a paper bag with some granulated sugar, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar. Shake to coat and serve. Repeat for the remaining doughboys.
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