These homemade Churro Cookies are topped with a thick swirl of cinnamon frosting. The best part is that they are sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, so they taste just like the Crumbl churro cookies. You won't be able to stop at just one!
Do you love churros? We do too. That's why we created this delicious cookie that tastes just like the sugary goodness of a churro. They are the perfect combination of sweet and spice and everything nice.
These churro cookies are made with plenty of cinnamon sugar and frosted with a cinnamon buttercream that will make your mouth water!
Plus, they're super easy to make. You won't believe how quickly these frosted sugar cookies come together.
Why We Love These Cookies
The creamy cinnamon frosting and crunchy cinnamon sugar topping makes them taste just like the churro cookies from Crumbl. The best part is that you can save time and money by baking these delicious cinnamon sugar cookies in your own home.
Each bite is packed with cinnamon flavor and sprinkled with more cinnamon sugar for extra sweetness. Once you taste them, they will become your new favorite cookie.
Enjoy one as an afternoon snack, pair them with your morning coffee, serve them at parties...the possibilities are endless!
Main Ingredients Needed
Make sure you have all the ingredients before starting this churro cookie recipe. Most of the items should be things you already have in your pantry.
- Butter - We prefer to use unsalted butter, so we can control the amount of salt in the recipe. If you use salted butter, reduce the amount of salt by ¼ teaspoon.
- Sugar - You will need granulated sugar for the sugar cookie dough and powdered sugar for the cinnamon frosting.
- Egg - One large egg adds liquid and helps to bind the ingredients together.
- Cinnamon Syrup - This is a cinnamon infused maple syrup that can be found in stores or you can make our homemade cinnamon syrup.
- Baking Powder - Adds the lift needed as the cookies bake.
- All Purpose Flour - Fluff and loosen the flour before measuring. For full instructions, see our post on how to measure flour.
- Cinnamon Sugar - You can buy this in grocery stores or make our cinnamon sugar ratio.
How to make Churro Cookies
These cut out churro sugar cookies are so easy to make. All you have to do is follow our simple instructions and in no time at all you'll be enjoying some fresh-baked goodness from your very own oven.
The best part is that the dough is really easy to work with, so you can cut out any shape you want. Transform this churro cookie recipe into a fun holiday cookie by using different cookie cutters like stars, trees, or reindeer.
Step One: Make Cookie Dough
- Beat the softened butter and sugar until creamy. Add vanilla and egg and mix again.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and some cinnamon sugar and mix until a soft dough forms.
Step Two: Roll it Out.
- Pat the dough into a ball and cut in half.
- Roll one ball out on a lightly floured surface to around ⅜" thick.
- Use a 2 inch round cookie cutter (or glass cup) to cut out circles.
- Re-roll dough to get more circles.
Step Three: Bake.
- Place cookie dough circles on baking sheets.
- Bake 8-9 minutes or until edges are just slightly brown.
- Remove and let cool on hot pan for 3-4 minutes before placing on wire rack to cool.
Step Four: Frost
Of course, the best part of sugar cookies is the frosting. A swirl of frosting and cinnamon sugar makes this the best churro cookie.
- Beat softened butter, shortening, and salt until creamy. Add 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar and syrup and beat again.
- Slowly add the powdered sugar it is mixed in.
- Spoon the frosting into a piping bag with icing tip #21. Swirl frosting on cooled cookies.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before frosting sets up.
How to Store Frosted Sugar Cookies
Store the frosted sugar cookies in a tightly sealed container on the counter for 3-4 days. They will keep for 4-7 days if kept in the refrigerator.
Freeze unfrosted cookies in an airtight container for 1-2 months. Thaw before frosting and enjoying.
- Do not over mix your cookie dough. Over mixing will make tough and dry cookies.
- Roll the sugar cookie dough out on a lightly floured surface, so it doesn't stick.
- Do not roll the dough too thin. You want it to be at least ⅜" thick.
- Bake the cookies until they are lightly brown on the edges. The tops will not look done, but that is what you are looking for.
- Make sure the cinnamon sugar cookies are completely cool before adding frosting to the tops.
- The good thing about these cookies is that you can put as little or as much frosting on them as you like. Spread it thin with a spatula or swirl it thick with a piping bag.
- Use a piping bag and icing tip 27 to swirl cinnamon butter cream on top of each cookie and top with a generous coating of cinnamon sugar mixture.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do these cookies last?
It depends on how quickly you inhale them. LOL! These churro cookies stay soft for days because of the frosting. They will keep for 3-4 days on the counter if stored properly.
Can they be made ahead of time?
Yes, these cinnamon cookies are great for making ahead of time because they do stay soft and delicious for a few days.
Can you use all butter in the frosting?
You sure can. The shortening just stabilizes the frosting, so it doesn't get too soft. If you use all butter, you may need to add a little extra powdered sugar to get the consistency you like.
More Easy Cookie Recipes
- Molasses Crackle Cookies
- Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Maple Cookies
- Reeses Cookie recipe
- Rolo Cookies
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*The post for Churro Cookies was first published November 2012. The post and photos were updated and republished October 2021.