Star Buñuelos

Star Buñuelos
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
57 (3-inch) buñuelos
Recipe Info - Prep Time
20 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
20 min
Celebrate with these festive star-shaped buñuelos at your next gathering. Your guests will not be able to resist just one.


Make It

Step 1

Combine water, 4 teaspoons sugar and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Let mixture come to a boil; remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature. Stir in Coffee mate natural bliss Creamer; set aside. Remove cinnamon stick.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking powder and shortening in a large bowl. Mix with hands until mixture becomes crumbly. Add egg and vanilla extract; continue mixing with hands. Continue mixing, adding liquid mixture a 1/4 cup at a time until a smooth and malleable dough forms. If dough is too dry, moisten hands and form a large ball. Transfer dough to a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Roll out dough in 1-cup portions at a time to 1/4-inch thickness or thinner. Using a 3-inch star cookie or sandwich cutter, cut out dough stars. Place dough stars on a flat surface; let stand for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Combine ½ cup sugar and ground cinnamon in a shallow bowl or large plate.

Step 5

Heat approximately 1/2-inch depth of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Test oil temperature by dropping in a small ball of dough. Oil should bubble. Carefully add a few buñuelos at a time to oil and fry for 20 to 30 seconds on each side or until golden.

Step 6

Transfer each star immediately to cinnamon/sugar mixture and coat.


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