Churro cookies and Christmas cookie exchange

December 24, 2015

I was invited (well I invited myself) to a cookie exchange last week.

Check out the spread and the fancy cookbook put together of all of th recipes.  Cassey is so cool…you will see more from Cassey on this blog…she goes on girls trips with us and appears in the NYC quilt post!

Cookie Exchange Churro Cookies

Christmas cookies for cookie exchange

In the middle are the thin mints and crack that I made, stay tuned for recipes

So you can’t see them in any of these pics but one of the cookies brought to exchange were churro cookies.  Hey I like churros (ok I am not sure I have ever had one?) and I like cookies – what’s not to like.  Hubby loves cinnamon so I knew he would like them.  So the premise of the exchange – we had 8 bakers – each were supposed to bring 2 dozen of 2 different kinds of cookies…so I brought home 3 churro cookies – they lasted approximately 2.2 seconds.  OMG they were so good.  I immediately decided I was making them.  I am not sure where Dora found the recipe – but this is the recipe that is in our Cookie Exchange 2015 Cookbook


  • 4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup sugar divided (1/4 cup for cream cheese, 1/2 cup for later)
  • 2 pkg Pillsbury Pie crust (Kerry’s tip – (spoiler alert) bring to room temperature for unrolling purposes)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbs cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350

  1. In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, vanilla and 1/4 cup sugar, set aside. Making churro cookies

    Vanilla Extract

    Good Mexican Vanilla purchased in Cozumel

  2. unroll both of the pie crusts and smear one of them with the cream cheese mixture.  Churro cookies www.fabulousindeed.commaking churro cookies for cookie exchange
  3. place the other crust on top and cut out your cookies. you can use whatever size cookie cutter (glass) you like
  4. once cut use a fork to gently smash down the edges, sealing them.
  5. bake on parchment paper lined baking sheet at 350 for 12 minutes, or until they are firm and slightly golden.
  6. let them cool.
  7. mix 1/2 cup sugar (remaining sugar) and the cinnamon.
  8. brush both sides of them with the melted butter.
  9. coat them well in the cinnamon sugar.

Churro cookies


What is your favorite Christmas Cookie to make and share?  Do you go to cookie exchanges?  Check out our other great recipes!

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