Churros and Cookies

Churros and Cookies
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Churros and Cookies


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.

See all cookie recipes.

Click here to see Best Recipes Using Cookies.


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:

614 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 78 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 29 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 437 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 130 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 12 µg
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 3 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 153 mg
  • Choline, total 23 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 10 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 5 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 4 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 6 g
  • Folate, DFE 92 µg
  • Folate, food 57 µg
  • Folate, total 96 µg
  • Folic acid 39 µg
  • Fructose 2 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 9 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 7 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 147 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 3 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 351 mg
  • Potassium, K 415 mg
  • Retinol 130 µg
  • Selenium, Se 18 µg
  • Sodium, Na 705 mg
  • Starch 45 g
  • Sucrose 7 g
  • Sugars, total 14 g
  • Thiamin 1 mg
  • Tocopherol, gamma 3 mg
  • Water 132 g
  • Zinc, Zn 3 mg
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