Sunday, August 26, 2012

cinnamon and sugar cut-out snacks

This is a super simple kid friendly recipe for an afternoon when your children want to make their own snack.  Adelaide was the one who came up with the idea to use cookie cutters on the homemade tortillas.  She and Bella jumped on board the cinnamon sugar train when I suggested it.  These are so yummy Justin and I were sneaking tastes.

Stuff you need:
Homemade flour tortillas (or store bought ones will do as well)
1/4 cup melted butter-and a basting brush for spreading.
1/2 cup white sugar mixed with a heaping Tbsp cinnamon

Using cookie cutters on the tortillas proved more difficult than we originally thought.  I had to muscle the shapes into the tortillas.  Often by laying the tortilla on top of the sharp edge of the cookie cutter and pushing down to puncture it.  Here is where the store bought tortillas will be easier since they tend to be soft and easily break.  The homemade ones are thicker and tougher to work with.

We used all sorts of fun cookie cutters the girls chose.  Teddy bears, stars and puppy dogs.  Our favorite were the chickens.  Addie called them the funky chickens.  Love that girl!

After the shapes were cut Addie had the fun task of brushing them with butter and then sprinkling with cinnamon and sugar.  You could dip the tortilla in butter and then coat both sides with cinnamon and sugar but I think that might be overkill.  They were sweet enough with one side sugared.

Bake the crackers for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.  Let them cool and then crunch away.  These won't last the day.  We made double so we could have some to take for school snacks today.  All the extra tortilla bits got buttered and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and baked too.  I have visions of these buttery cinnamon tortilla bits in a batch of Mexican fried ice cream with coconut.  Doesn't that sound good?

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