Churros and Cookies

Churros and Cookies


  •   Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3 Cups  water
  • 6 Tablespoons  brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon  salt
  • 8 Ounces  unsalted butter
  • 3 Cups  all-purpose flour
  • eggs
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  •   Cinnamon sugar, for dusting
  • 24  biscochitos*

Churros are a classic Southwestern (and Mexican) dessert. Our twist (pun intended!) was to take the churro batter and make it into swirly funnel cakes, which is very down-home, county-fair American. It's our take on the classic dessert is perfect for the holidays. Dipped in powdered sugar, the churros  transform into snowflakes that can be eaten or hung on the Christmas tree as an ornament.

Our twisted churros dessert was designed with fun in mind.

We round off the dessert with delicious Mexican Wedding Cookies, also "dipable" and "sandwichable." These traditional cookies are served in Mexico during holidays and occasions... and always take you back home for the holidays, no matter where in the world you are.

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Fill a deep pot 1/3 full with vegetable oil and heat to 325 degrees. Place a paper towel on a plate and set aside.

Combine the water, brown sugar, salt, and butter in a pan and bring to a boil. Stir in the flour until a smooth paste is formed. Place the dough ball in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on low speed until it stops steaming.

Add the eggs slowly and then the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Place in a pastry bag with a star tip and pipe into the oil. Cook each churro until light golden, turning once, about 1-2 minutes. Toss in cinnamon sugar. Serve with the biscochitos.


Calories per serving:

801 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 342g 526%
  • Carbs 371g 124%
  • Saturated 132g 661%
  • Fiber 10g 41%
  • Trans 9g
  • Sugars 84g
  • Monounsaturated 153g
  • Polyunsaturated 35g
  • Protein 66g 132%
  • Cholesterol 1,232mg 411%
  • Sodium 3,857mg 161%
  • Calcium 316mg 32%
  • Magnesium 127mg 32%
  • Potassium 853mg 24%
  • Iron 22mg 120%
  • Zinc 6mg 37%
  • Phosphorus 859mg 123%
  • Vitamin A 1,871µg 208%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 202%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 168%
  • Niacin (B3) 23mg 113%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 27%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 788µg 197%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 36%
  • Vitamin D 7µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 38mg 188%
  • Vitamin K 18µg 22%
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