Churros and Cookies

Churros and Cookies
Kachina

Ingredients

  •   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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Directions

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.

Nutrition

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:

40%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 57g 88%
  • Carbs 62g 21%
  • Saturated 22g 110%
  • Fiber 2g 7%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 14g
  • Monounsaturated 25g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 11g 22%
  • Cholesterol 205mg 68%
  • Sodium 643mg 27%
  • Calcium 53mg 5%
  • Magnesium 21mg 5%
  • Potassium 142mg 4%
  • Iron 4mg 20%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 143mg 20%
  • Vitamin A 312µg 35%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 34%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 28%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 5%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 131µg 33%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 6%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 4%
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