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Star Buñuelos

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Celebrate with these festive star-shaped buñuelos at your next gathering. Your guests will not be able to resist just one.

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  • mins. Cooking Time
  • mins. Standing Time
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  • Servings: 57 (3-inch) buñuelos


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  • Step 1 of 10

    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; set aside. Remove cinnamon stick.

  • Step 2 of 10

    COMBINE flour, baking powder and shortening in a large bowl. Mix with hands until mixture becomes crumbly.

  • Step 3 of 10

    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.

  • Step 4 of 10

    TRANSFER dough to a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand for 30 minutes.

  • Step 5 of 10

    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.

  • Step 6 of 10

    PLACE dough stars on a flat surface; let stand for 15 minutes.

  • Step 7 of 10

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

  • Step 8 of 10

    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.

  • Step 9 of 10

    CAREFULLY add a few buñuelos at a time to oil and fry for 20 to 30 seconds on each side or until golden.

  • Step 10 of 10

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

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 57 (3-inch) buñuelos
Calories 50
Calories from Fat 20
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Cholesterol 5mg 1%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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