GHDS Diversity & Inclusion - International Recipe of the Month

RodriguezThis November, the GHDS Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s  features our “International Recipe of the Month” that you can try in your kitchen and serve for your holiday meals this season!  

Check out the tasty “Bunuelos,” which are Mexican fried cookies, a favorite dessert submitted by Diversity
& Inclusion Chairman Dr. Victor Rodriguez.  Please view the recipe below.

Bunuelos - Mexican Fried Cookies

Servings: 8   Yield: 16 cookies


  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon bakingbunuelos 2 powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


  • Step 1
    In a large bowl combine eggs with 1/4 cup sugar and beat until thick and lemon-colored. Add the oil. Combine separately 1-1/2 cups of the flour, the baking powder and the salt. Gradually add this to the egg mixture and beat well.
  • Step 2
    Turn dough out onto a floured board (use remaining 1/2 cup flour) and knead thoroughly until dough is smooth.
  • Step 3
    Shape dough into sixteen balls. Roll each one into a circle about 5 inches in diameter. Let stand uncovered on waxed paper for about 10 minutes.
  • Step 4
    Heat oil in a deep fry pan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry circles until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Store airtight.
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