If you are a big fan of churros, then these Air Fryer Churro Cookies are something you are going to want to make immediately. Flavored with cinnamon sugar and dipped into delicious dark chocolate, they are enough to satisfy any sweet craving.

air fryer churro cookies

Churro Cookies

I love cookies, and these churro cookies are soft and chewy, have the perfect texture, and are flavored with cinnamon. It tastes exactly like biting into churros but in cookie form. What more could you want?

When you want something sweet with a cup of tea or coffee, these are going to be top of the list. Super easy to make, with just a handful of simple ingredients you likely already have in your home, they are going to be cookies the whole family will love.

Cookies are so easy to make, but the air fryer has just made them even simpler. These air fryer churros cookies are tasty and have a unique flavor.

There are plenty of ways you can change things up, some suggestions you will find later in this post, but if you would like to make a batch of these homecooked churro cookies, then here is everything you need to know to make them.

If you enjoy these amazing churro cookies, you might also like to try these 3-ingredient shortbread cookies, s’mores chocolate chip cookies or any of these cake mix cookies that are perfect if you are looking for quick and easy.

air fryer churro cookies on cooling rack

Why We Love These Churro Cookies

  • Cinnamon and sugar in every bite
  • Healthier than the deep-fried version
  • An excellent sweet treat for kids 
  • Only six pantry staple ingredients, plus water.

Ingredients for the Air Fryer Churro Cookies

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Water
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Cinnamon sugar (for coating)
  • Melted dark chocolate
churro cookie ingredients

Recommended Tools

  • Air Fryer
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing spoon
  • Piping bag
  • Tongs
  • Cooling rack

How to make the Churro Cookies

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

  1. Put the water to boil in a medium saucepan, add the butter in cubes, and when it’s melted, add the sugar. Once the sugar has dissolved, you can add the flour.
  2. Mix well with a wooden spoon until well combined, and add the egg. Then mix to combine again.
  3. Let the cookie mixture cool, and then put the batter in a piping bag with a ½-inch star tip.
  4. Cut a piece of parchment paper the size of the air fryer basket and form the cookies, making tight spirals.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 180 degrees.
  6. Cook for 10-12 minutes until golden.
  7. While they’re still hot, coat them in cinnamon sugar.
  8. Dunk half a cookie in the melted chocolate and let it cool on a cooling rack. Repeat with the other cookies.
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Substitutions and Variations

  • Why not add some chocolate chips to the cookie mixture? Once it has cooled, you could stir through some chocolate chips.
  • Add blueberries to make them fruity and delicious. Again, let the cookie mixture cool before adding them.
  • You could dip the cookies in milk chocolate or white chocolate if you prefer. You could add the chocolate to a piping bag and drizzle across the cookies for a different presentation.
  • Add a few drops of vanilla or almond extract to enhance the flavors of the cookies.
  • Make smaller cookies if you want to get more out of your batch.

Serving Suggestions

You can change up the presentation with the chocolate or leave it entirely. I like to serve these with a warm drink when I want something sweet and delicious. They would also be lovely served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Churro Cookies

How to Store These Churro Cookies

Once they are cooled, transfer to an airtight container and then store at room temperature for up to a week. The texture will start to change after a few days, but they will still taste amazing.

Or you can freeze them, place them on a baking tray individually, then pop them in a freezer bag. Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to two months. Allow them to thaw completely before enjoying them.

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Top Tips

  • A great tip is to preheat your air fryer. It helps get the air fryer basket up to temperature and allows for an even bake.
  • Pipping the cookies makes them look uniform and visually appealing. But you could also make them into cookie balls and let them spread as they bake.
  • Be careful when removing the cookies from the air fryer. The air fryer basket will be hot, and you won’t want to burn your hands.
  • Make sure you weigh the flour and are precise with your measurements for the other ingredients. It will affect the texture of your cookie batter, leaving it too dry or wet if you don’t weigh the ingredients correctly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you make this vegan or gluten-free?
It is possible to make vegan cookies using a plant-based recipe and then coat them with cinnamon sugar and dip them in vegan chocolate. When it comes to making these cookies gluten-free, you can use your preferred gluten-free flour.

Why are my cookies too dry and crumbly?
The chances are you added too much flour to the cookie dough mixture. Make sure you are careful and precise when weighing the ingredients, as this can affect the consistency and texture.

I hope you enjoy making and eating your churro cookies. If so, please leave a star ★★★★★ rating and a comment below!

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Air Fryer Churro Cookies

If you are a big fan of churros, then these Air Fryer Churro Cookies are something you are going to want to make immediately. Flavored with cinnamon sugar and dipped into delicious dark chocolate, they are perfect to satisfy any sweet craving.
Servings: 6 Cookies
Calories: 397kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cinnamon sugar for coating
  • 1 cup melted dark chocolate


  • In a medium saucepan put the water to boil, add the butter in cubes and when it’s dissolved add the sugar, dissolve and add the flour.
  • Mix well with a wooden spoon until well combined and add the egg, mix to combine again
  • Let it cool and put the batter in a piping bag.
  • cut a piece of parchment paper the size of the air fryer basket and form the cookies making tight spirals.
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 180º
  • Cook for 10/12 minutes until golden.
  • While they’re still hot coat them in cinnamon sugar.
  • Dunk half of the cookie in the melted chocolate and let cool on a cooling rack


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Looking for a gorgeous and delicious cookie recipe for a special event? You aren’t going to be disappointed with these beautiful churro cookies. Made in the air fryer, these cookies are a real delight. This is a recipe you’ll want to make again and again.

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