Copycat Loop Churros

Churros are everyone’s favorite cinnamon sugar treat.



Heather Smith shares how to make the trendy loop churros.

Baked Churros Loop Style
Churro Dough:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Other Toppings:
assorted cereals
m&ms
reese’s pieces
crushed oreos
crushed heath bar
whatever treats you love!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.



Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add butter, salt, sugar and water. Stir butter while it melts and let water to come to a boil.



Add flour all at once and quickly begin stirring to combine. Once dough comes together, continue stirring, over the heat, for 30 seconds.



Remove from heat and begin stirring in the eggs one at a time, mixing well before adding the next. Make sure you stir quickly, and your heat is off. If not you could cook your eggs.



When all the eggs are incorporated, stir in vanilla extract, then place the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a large open star tip. Pipe dough onto prepared baking sheet. You can make these any length you wish, just be sure to leave at least 1″ between them to allow for rising.



Bake 25-30 minutes or until they become dark golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and cool completely on a cooling rack.



For Topping:


Mix 1/4 cup granulated sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon and add to a resealable plastic bag.



Brush top and sides of cooled churros with melted butter then drop one or two at a time into bag with cinnamon sugar. If you are making the loop shape, just sprinkle and carefully dip into sugar mixture- they can be fragile so be careful. Shake to coat and repeat with remaining churros.



Once churros have set up with butter and cinnamon sugar, using a pastry brush-brush glaze on loop end of churro and sprinkle favorite toppings on top. Allow to harden before moving.



Enjoy!



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Glaze
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups Powdered Sugar

Heat milk and vanilla in small sauce pan, or microwave. Add powdered sugar and stir until well combined. This glaze will harden while in bowl, so use quickly and keep hot so it coats evenly.

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