Sopaipilla Stars Recipe
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Sopaipilla Stars Recipe

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These deep-fried breads were a hit when I made them for our daughter's birthday party. They're a fun way to round out a Mexican-themed meal. —Glenda Jarboe, Oroville, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar and honey

Nutritional Facts

1 sopaipilla: 114 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 264mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until mixture holds together.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. star cookie cutter or into 2-1/2-in. triangles.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry sopaipillas 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and puffed. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar; serve immediately with honey. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Sopaipillas Stars in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p198

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RC1956 User ID: 5292753 148146
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"my local mexican restaurant used just tortillas they warmed and dipped in cinnamon and sugar then honey. Very good too."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2626479 158942
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"This is the same recipe but made using a cookie cutter.The kids will join in this one!

Donna Davis Los Angeles, CA"

Lwstn User ID: 1515876 64357
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"I just love reading the Related Tips sections! I find so much useful information here and just as I'm getting ready to log off I run into something else that catches my interest and I just have to read all about it! Now, I'm off to try this Sopa recipe because it sounds like a winner!"

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