As a child, I often pulled out the cookie cutters and turned leftover pie crust into cookies by cutting out shapes, sprinkling on the cinnamon sugar and baking until they were golden brown.
I never thought to do the same thing with flour tortillas until my husband passed along a recipe he came across that involved four simple ingredients - flour tortillas, butter, cinnamon and sugar. The recipe on SimplyRecipes.com calls them "spooky" cinnamon sugar crisps because the author used bat-shaped cookie cutters to make them.
The Halloween theme caught my eye. But these also are great to make for any holiday - just substitute that bat for a Christmas tree or an Easter bunny or some other shape.
These are easy treats that were fun to make with my five-year-old. And they are surprisingly delicious!
Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Crisps
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 Tablespoons butter
2 flour tortillas
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, foil or a silicone baking mat. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and pour it out onto a small plate. Melt the butter. Cut your tortillas into shapes using a cookie cutter. Metal cookie cutters are probably best, but I was able to easily cut the shapes out using plastic ones.
Dip the tortilla shapes into the melted butter so both sides are coated. Then dip one side of the tortilla shapes in the cinnamon sugar. Lay the finished cookies on the lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.
The cookies come out crispy and delicious!
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