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Baked Churros with Cheesecake Dip

Yield: 26 baked churros
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pre-made pizza dough in the tube (I used Pillsbury)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup caramel sundae syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Open and unroll pizza dough onto a cutting board. Use a pizza cutter to cut it in half lengthwise, then cut it into 1" pieces from top to bottom.
  • Melt butter in the microwave. (I put the butter in for 30 seconds at 40% power.) Mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Use a basting brush to spread the butter onto the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over it. You will have some butter and cinnamon sugar leftover.
  • Spray a baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. Pick up each piece of dough, twist it two times and lay it on the baking sheet. You can press it down if it starts to untwist. (You might have to bake these in two batches.)
  • Use the basting brush to add butter to any exposed dough that doesn't have anything on it. Also add more of the cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden.
  • While the churros are baking, add the cream cheese and caramel syrup to a microwave safe bowl. Cook in the microwave at 50% power for one minute, then stir together.