Churro bars are chewy, buttery cookie bars filled with cinnamon sugar! All the flavors of your favorite churro, but easy to make and perfect for sharing!
Because you’ll love these Churro Bars
- Easy to make! No frying like traditional churros with this recipe. You don’t even need to use a mixer!
- Simple Ingredients. You probably have everything in your kitchen right now to make a batch of these.
- Taste! These cookie bars are buttery, chewy, and loaded with cinnamon sugar. As close to a churro as you can get in cookie form!
What you will need / Materials
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- Butter. I use salted butter in this recipe. You’ll brown the butter to mimic the depth of flavor that deep frying imparts to traditional churros. It’s a simple trick and it works really well! Plus, since the butter will melt, this saves you from having to use it stand mixer or hand mixer!
- Light brown sugar. Using all the brown sugar in the cookie dough is for flavor and texture!
- Eggs. I use large eggs in this recipe, as with all baking recipes, unless otherwise noted.
- Vanilla extract. You can also use vanilla bean paste for even more vanilla flavor!
- Dry Ingredients: Baking powder, salt and all-purpose flour.
- Cinnamon Sugar: A combination of granulated sugar and ground cinnamon make the mixture with which you will dress your bars!
How to Make Churro Bars
The full recipe card is at the bottom of the post and it’s printable too! Here are the steps and some pictures to help answer any questions you may have!
Make the dough: First you will brown the butter. This deepens the flavor of the batter and I feel it helps mimic the taste of deep frying! Don’t skip this step! Once the butter has browned, let it cool for 20 minutes and then mix your dough. No need for a mixer because the butter is melted which makes it very easy!
Preparation and assembly: Line a 9×13 pan with greaseproof paper or foil and coat lightly with cooking spray. Then sprinkle half of the prepared cinnamon sugar on the bottom of the pan. This ensures that the entire bar is coated in cinnamon sugar just like a churro!
Press the cookie dough into the pan, then sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar evenly over the top and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
Let them cool completely in the pan and then cut them into squares!
These bars are just as great for an event, holiday or party as they are for a lunch treat. Store them airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days for best freshness.
To freeze: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months and allow to thaw at room temperature.
More Churro Recipes
These chewy, buttery bars start with brown butter and are finished with an extra helping of cinnamon sugar. All the flavor of a churro without frying!
- 1 mug butter
- 2 mugs light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 1/2 cups flour for all uses
- 1/4 fl crystal Sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Brown the butter: In a medium pot melt the butter on medium to low heat and bring to a boil. Stir or swirl the pan frequently until the butter turns a deep amber color. Remove the pan from the heat and let the butter cool for 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with parchment paper and coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Prepare the dough: In a large bowl, mix the cold butter and brown sugar and mix to combine. Add the eggs, vanilla, baking powder and salt and mix until combined. Finally add the flour and mix until incorporated. Set aside.
- Make the cinnamon sugar: In a small bowl, whisk the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon together.
- Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan.
- Press the cookie dough over the cinnamon sugar, then ssprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
- Place the pan on a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into bars.
Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Freeze airtight for up to 2 months for best freshness. Thaw at room temperature.
Keywords: Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars, Churro Cookie Bars, Churro Bars, Churro Cookies
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