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Oreo Churro Sandwiches Are Milk's Best Friend

People might argue that the best churros come from the happiest place in the world... you know, Disneyland. Those people have obviously never had Oreo Churros, because what’s better than a Disney churro? A chocolatey oreo cream churro that doesn’t cost $8 and you don’t have to wait in line for. And if you really, really need some Disney magic, these cookie-shaped churros can easily be arranged in a famous, er, mouse-like combination.

Oreo Churros

Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 6 churro sandwiches

INGREDIENTS:
For the churros
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup -- minus 2 tablespoons -- all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 Oreo cookies crushed into crumbs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 pastry bag
For the the cream filling
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS:
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, and pulverized Oreos together in a small bowl and set them aside
  • Put the water and ½ cup of butter in a saucepan, then simmer until the butter's melted. Kill the heat but keep it on the burner. Add the flour mixture and stir until you get a smooth ball o' dough full of melted cookie crumbs.
  • Add the eggs and stir until the dough's totally mixed and a little sticky.
  • Preheat the oven to 425F. While it's warming up, line a baking sheet with parchment (or a silicone baking mat if you roll with the Sur La Table crowd). Put the dough in a pastry bag with a round tip. Squirt the dough into spiral rounds starting in the middle and sprawling out to about 2 ¼ inches, and push the back tip into the spiral to complete the circle.
  • Bake for about 22 minutes, or until they're crispy.
  • While they're cooking, time to make the filling. To do that, mix the butter, vanilla, and shortening together with the paddle attachment, then slowly add the powdered sugar on low.
  • Dump 1/2 cup of sugar into Ziploc. When the churros are cooled, add them one at a time to the bag and shake those suckers up to coat them completely. Repeat while making Talladega Nights jokes until they're all extra sugary.
  • Flip half the churros so the flat side's up. Cover them with the filling, then top them with the remaining cookies.


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