Gather the ingredients - * Water * Butter * Sugar * Flour * Vanilla extract * Cinnamon * Egg * Vegetable oil (for frying)
In a small saucepan set over medium heat, add in the water, butter, and granulated sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the flour, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir until fully combined.
– Set the mixture aside to cool for 5 minutes. – Next, add the egg and mix to combine.
– Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a star tip. – Very carefully, pipe the churros directly into the oil and use sharp scissors to cut the dough. – Fry for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the churros to a paper towel to drain any excess grease.
For the classic churro coating, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Toss the warm churros in the cinnamon sugar and enjoy.