Monday, January 16, 2012

Tortilla Snowflakes

Since its winter here in Texas, but we're seeing temperatures in the 60s (68 at the moment, and its almost midnight!), we're having to do some things to help it feel like winter.

This last week, we made tortilla snowflakes. If you haven't had the pleasure yet, here's the very simple and fun recipe. Like real snowflakes, each one turns out different, depending upon how the kiddos create it. And, the best part, you get to eat them!

Tortilla Snowflakes

Flour tortillas
Vegetable oil
Powdered sugar

Warm tortillas in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Fold tortilla in half, and then in half again, into quarters. Using clean, kiddo scissors, let the kiddos cut their snowflake design, as if they were making paper snowflakes. Open the tortillas back up, brush lightly with oil and dust lightly with powdered sugar (you can dust with powered sugar before or after baking, we just tend to do before). Bake in the oven on a lined baking sheet, or in a toaster oven (our preference) at 400 for 3-4 minutes, just until crisp. Remove from the oven and enjoy! And, if you like, sprinkle with some festive sprinkles at this point as well.

Happy winter to all!

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