One of my favorite desserts, especially living here in Southern California is a crunchy delicious churro. (A churro is a fried dough pastry covered in cinnamon and sugar.)
I’ve been wanting to attempt homemade churros for awhile now, since I and everyone in my family loves them.
But…they are a little too complicated for my level expertise, for now anyway. So I found this recipe for churro cookies which seemed much more do-able. And hopefully will help me work my way up to making authentic churros.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
1. Pie crust (2ct.)
2. 4oz Cream cheese
3. 3/4 cup Sugar (1/4 goes into the mixture & the rest for the coating)
4. 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
5. 2 tbsp. Cinnamon
6. 2 tbsp. Melted butter
In a bowl combined the cream cheese, vanilla extract and 1/4 of the sugar. Set mixture aside once completely smooth.
Unroll one of your pie crusts onto a cookie sheet and spread the cream cheese evenly over the pie crust. Make sure to get as close the edges as possible, so you can use up as much of the dough as possible.
Next, lay the second pie crust over the top of the first. Once you’ve lined up the sides of the crusts as much as possible, use a cookie cutter (or glass like did) to cut out your circular cookies.
Now that you have your cookies cut out, place them on parchment paper and seal the edges by pressing a fork into the edges of the dough.
Bake for approximately 12 min at 350 degrees or until golden brown.
Let them cool then brush the melted butter onto both sides of the cookies.
And lastly, combined the remaining sugar and cinnamon in order to cover each cookie thoroughly with the mixture.
And now you have….
Hopefully I will be posting a recipe for actual homemade churros soon.