Mexico – Buñuelos – Holiday Recipe Series

Holiday Recipe Series curated by Cotton Culinary Executive Chef, Wade Schindler.

Nothing says winter like cinnamon-sprinkled treats, which is why we’ve added Mexican buñuelos to the international holiday menu. Buñuelos are crispy, fried treats that are made in Mexico during the Christmas season. They offer the right amount of sweetness that will have you reaching for more.

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Ready to get started? Follow the ingredients and instructions below.


  • 3 cups flour, sifted twice
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • oil for frying


1. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.

2. In a separate small bowl, beat one tbsp sugar, eggs, and butter. Stir in milk.

3. Combine the milk mixture with the flour. If the dough is too dry, add a few more drops of milk.

4. Knead dough until it is very smooth and shape into 20 balls. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, heat oil one-inch deep in a large skillet.

6. Roll each ball out on a lightly-floured board into very thin six-inch circles.

7. Fry buñuelos until golden brown, turning once. Drain on absorbent towels. Sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon topping while warm, or drizzle with syrup or Miel de Piloncillo.