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Crumbl Churro Cookie Copycat

In this post I’m going to show you how to make the most delicious Crumbl Copycat recipe ever! These Churro cookies are simple and absolutely delicious! They’re loaded with flavor and texture. . .just like a churro!

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

What is a Churro?

A churro is a fried dough pastry that is popular in Spanish and Latin American cuisine.

To make a churro you pipe the dough through a star-shaped nozzle to create long, ridged shapes. They’re then deep-fried to a crisp golden brown. At this point they’re rolled in a sugar and cinnamon mixture. This add both flavor and texture.

These sweet treats can come in different sizes and shapes and they’re the perfect dessert or afternoon snack. Often you’ll find them accompanied by dipping sauces like chocolate, caramel, or dulce de leche.

Churros are incredibly popular at fairs, carnivals, amusement parks, and street food stalls because they’re easy to eat on the go. They’re absolute perfection and the idea of converting these flavors into a cookie were a bigger temptation than I could handle!

Where did the Idea for this Cookie Come From?

Several weeks ago I went to my grandson’s 6th birthday party. I was responsible for the cake, as usual. As I prepared to leave the party, my daughter directed my attention to a plate of cookies that another family member had brought.

Of course, I’m on a diet, so I could only have one bite. . .but what a bite it was! The minute I felt the crunch of that sugar and tasted the delicious cinnamon flavor, I was sold!

I had to ask: What am I eating? It was that good. Turned out it was a Churro cookie, a Crumbl copycat recipe.

What is a Crumbl Cookie?

I’ve never been to Crumbl. I’m not even sure if I’ve ever tasted one of their cookies, though a saw a box of them once at a different party.

When I got home from my grandson’s birthday, I decided to try out the Churro cookie recipe. I was given this link, so I followed it to the Lifestyle of a Foodie site.

To be honest, I was exhausted from baking two birthday cakes (one for my grandson and another one for my niece). But my curiosity got the better of me. I had to at least try those churro cookies. 

I’ll tell you more about the process later, but let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need.

Churro Cookie Ingredients

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are simple ingredients you might already have on hand in your pantry or refrigerator.

Cinnamon sugar coating

  • granulated sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • brown sugar 

Churro cookie dough

  • room temperature butter (salted or unsalted, your choice)
  • packed light brown sugar
  • white (granulated) sugar
  • large egg
  • large egg yolk
  • vanilla flavoring
  • lemon juice
  • all purpose flour
  • corn starch
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • salt

Cinnamon buttercream

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

How to Make these Delicious Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure your butter is room temperature. Place parchment paper on two cookie sheets.

Let’s Make the Topping

Combine both sugars and cinnamon in a small bowl. Whisk together and set aside. 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Let’s Make the Cookies

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together. Set aside. 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter until pale and fluffy. 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Add sugars, lemon juice, and vanilla. Continue to mix at medium to high speed for a minute or two. 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Add your whole egg and extra egg yolk. Mix until fully incorporated. (Make sure you use large eggs.)

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Now it’s time to add your flour mixture. 

Mix on low speed, just until it comes together. You will have a thick, pasty dough. 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

It’s time to scoop. I used a regular cookie scoop and got 24 cookies out of my batch. If you make Crumbl sized cookies you’ll only get 12 – 15 out of this recipe. 

Toss cookie dough balls one by one in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Roll between your palms and slightly press down into fat discs. Place on prepared baking sheet. 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Place in preheated oven and bake for 10 – 11 minutes or until set. 

They will “crack” a little (which is beautiful). 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Remove from oven and place on wire cooling rack. 

When you can handle them, transfer cookies directly to the rack to continue cooling. 

Let’s Make the Buttercream Frosting

While your cookies are baking, make your delicious cinnamon buttercream. Start by beating your butter until it’s light and fluffy. Add vanilla, cinnamon, and sugars and continue beating. 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Work in the cream a tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you like. Remember, you’ll be piping this, so you don’t want it to be too runny. 

Let’s Bring this Churro Sugar Cookie together!

One cookies have completely cooled, put your frosting in a piping bag and then pipe it onto the top of the cookies using a Wilton 4b open star tip

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Start piping from the center, working your way out. 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

If you’re making 24 cookies you don’t want to use much on each cookie but if you’re only baking a dozen you can probably do wider coverage. 

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Your cookies are ready to serve!

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

You can store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 days. They can also be frozen in a Ziploc bag for freezer-safe container.

What to Expect

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

I’ve had a lot of “favorite” cookies throughout the years. My oatmeal craisin cookies have always been on the list. And my peanut butter cookies are (as I mentioned in a separate post). I’m crazy about my mother’s Snickerdoodles, and I adore my Mexican wedding cookies.

But I can honestly say I now have a new favorite cookie, (at least for now). I think it might’ve been the fact that these cookies actually have a churro-like texture. The sugar and cinnamon mixture is just out of this world.

These are soft cookies with an amazing flavor and texture. But that topping is everything.

And can we just talk about the frosting? I make a lot of buttercream but I’ve never made one like this. I’m so addicted to it that I’m thinking of turning this cookie into a cake! (This idea is just occurring to me as I’m typing up this post. Now I can’t stop thinking about it!)

This is a delicious cookie that I am proud to share. I loved it so much that I might just have to make more Crumbl copycat recipes!

Crumble Churro Cookie Copycat Recipe from Out of the Box Baking

Variations on this Crumbl Churro Cookie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Spice: Want to take it up a notch? Add pumpkin pie spice to the recipe. These cookies will be a big hit in the fall!

Sandwich Cookies: Sandwich two of these cookies together with the filling in the middle. (Delicious!)

Other Crumbl Cookies I Might Try

Here are some of the recipes I’m thinking about trying in the next few months:

Questions People are Asking about Churro Cookies

Is this the same thing as a Snickerdoodle?

They are similar, but I promise these are a step above! It’s that cinnamon and brown sugar sprinkling on top of the delicious frosting that sets it apart.


That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious crumbl churro cookies recipe. 

If you make this recipe and love it, don’t forget to leave a review and a comment below. 

Follow this link for a comprehensive post listing more of my fall cookies and bars, perfect for autumn!


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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Crumbl Churro Cookie Copycat

Crumbl Churro Cookie Copycat

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes

These Churro cookies are a Crumbl copy cake. They're soft and have an amazing flavor and texture. But that cinnamon sugar topping is everything. And can we just talk about the frosting?

Ingredients

  • Cinnamon sugar coating
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Churro cookie dough
  • 2 sticks room temperature butter (salted or unsalted, your choice)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white (granulated) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 & ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Cinnamon buttercream
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 & ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 2-3 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Let’s Make the Topping: Combine both sugars and cinnamon in a small bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
  2. Let’s Make the Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter until pale and fluffy.
  5. Add sugars, lemon juice, and vanilla. Continue to mix at medium to high speed for a minute or two.
  6. Add your whole egg and extra egg yolk. Mix until fully incorporated.
  7. Now it’s time to add your flour mixture.
  8. Mix on low speed, just until it comes together.
  9. You will have a thick, pasty dough.
  10. It’s time to scoop. I used a regular cookie scoop and got 24 cookies out of my batch. If you make Crumbl sized cookies you’ll only get 12 - 15 out of this recipe.
  11. Roll between your palms and slightly press down into fat discs.
  12. Toss one by one in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  13. Place on cookie sheet.
  14. Place in preheated oven and bake for 10 - 11 minutes or until set.
  15. They will “crack” a little (which is beautiful).
  16. Remove from oven and place on wire cooling rack.
  17. When you can handle them, transfer cookies directly to the rack to continue cooling.
  18. Let’s Make the Buttercream: While your cookies are baking, make your buttercream. Start by beating your butter until it’s light and fluffy.
  19. Add vanilla, cinnamon, and sugars and continue beating.
  20. Work in the cream a tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you like. Remember, you’ll be piping this, so you don’t want it to be too runny.
  21. Bring it all together! One cookies have completely cooled, pipe your frosting on using a Wilton 4b open star tip.
  22. Start piping from the center, working your way out.
  23. If you’re making 24 cookies you don’t want to use much on each cookie but if you’re only baking a dozen you can probably do wider coverage.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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