Churros and Cookies

Churros and Cookies
Staff Writer
Churros and Cookies

Kachina

Churros and Cookies

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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Click here to see Best Recipes Using Cookies.

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*

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
78g
60%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
130µg
19%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
153mg
15%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
96µg
24%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
147mg
46%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
351mg
50%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
705mg
47%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
132g
5%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Churro Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Churro Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.