Can I make my churros into shapes? Some people pipe the dough onto parchment paper and freeze it so they can get perfect shapes. We have found freezing the dough prior to frying doesn't give as flaky and puffy a texture. We recommend squeezing the dough directly into the hot oil for the best texture.
How to make checkerboard cookies / Jill Silverman Hough
For our recent anniversary, I offered to make my husband a batch of whatever cookies he chose. He picked these checkerboard butter cookies, a combination of my Basic Butter Cookie recipe, plus a Mexican Chocolate variation. Here's how to make them.