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BEST Ever Churro Croissants

These Churro Croissants are supremely buttery, flaky, tender and packed with addictive cinnamon sugar churro flavors! You won't believe how easy or irresistible these croissants are!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert, French
Servings: 10 croissants

Ingredients

  • 10 medium-size butter croissants slightly stale is best but fresh will work
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Meanwhile, butterfly each croissant like a book but keep the two sides connected. Set aside.
  • For the filling: In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, granulated sugar and cinnamon together until it forms a paste. Spread about 1 heaping Tablespoonful of this mixture onto both sides of the croissant. Close the croissant halves together; set on the rimmed baking sheet.
  • For the topping: In a small bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Spread about 1 Tablespoon of softened butter on top of each croissant. Top with about 1-2 teaspoons of the cinnamon and sugar mixture, coating as liberally as possible.
  • Bake the croissants for 15-18 minutes or until tops appear dull and are set and crackly. Cool for about 15 minutes before serving (the filling will be very hot). These are best served the same day and taste amazing reheated in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

Notes

Make sure you are using real pastry croissants, not refrigerated crescent rolls. 
This works well with day-old, slightly stale croissants. To stale your croissants faster, simply butterfly them and place them on a baking sheet and leave out uncovered overnight.