Perfect Homemade Churros
Recipe type: Treats
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Serves: 15-18
These Perfect Homemade Churros are light and crispy with a soft interior and lots of delicious cinnamon sugar flavor! I absolutely love how simple they are to make!
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 & ½ inches of vegetable oil over medium/medium-high heat and stick in a candy or deep fat thermometer, heating until it reaches 360 degrees F.
  2. In a loaf pan or small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon sugar coating until combined; set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet, combine the cubed butter, water, granulated sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then add in the flour and reduce heat to medium-low, cooking and stirring with a rubber spatula until combined and a soft dough forms. It's okay if the dough has some lumps in it. Allow the dough to cool off the heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Place dough in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat on medium-high speed until combined and cohesive. Be careful with this step as the hot dough plus a cold egg could easily scramble your egg, so make sure you work quickly! Place the dough into a disposable piping bag attached with a star or French star tip.
  5. Pipe 4 to 5-inch long strips of churro dough into the hot oil, using scissors or a knife to cut off each piece. Fry 4 to 5 at a time, gently separating them with tongs if they attach to one another. Fry for about 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crisp. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate for 15-20 seconds, then dredge in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Serve warm with dulce de leche dipping sauce!
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at