Bunuelos

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These tender fritters are the perfect ending to any Mexican meal. Be sure to allow the dough to rest before rolling for the best texture.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutes

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. plus 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups peanut oil

Directions

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Beat eggs, butter, vanilla, milk, and 1 tablespoon of sugar; add to flour mixture and blend well.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Divide into 24 pieces. Cover with a tea towel; allow to rest 45 minutes.
  • Heat oil in an electric deep fryer or deep frying pan to 375°F.
  • Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Roll dough out in thin circles, 5"–6" in diameter. Fry one at a time in the hot oil, turning once.
  • Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Recipe Information

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. plus 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups peanut oil

Directions

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Beat eggs, butter, vanilla, milk, and 1 tablespoon of sugar; add to flour mixture and blend well.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Divide into 24 pieces. Cover with a tea towel; allow to rest 45 minutes.
  • Heat oil in an electric deep fryer or deep frying pan to 375°F.
  • Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Roll dough out in thin circles, 5"–6" in diameter. Fry one at a time in the hot oil, turning once.
  • Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories150
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium105mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars7g
Protein2g