So tonight after dinner I was clearing the table when I discovered two lonely tortillas. Poor tortillas. I didn’t know what to do with them, and I did not want to thrown them away (what with poor, starving children in Africa. Or Indian Or Canada.), so I decided to make something dessert-like with them. Of course, the first thing that came to mind was cinnamon sugar, and I’ve been on a snowflake making rampage for the past few days, so I decided to make cinnamon sugar tortilla snowflakes! Turns out that the process I used carmelized the butter and sugar, but it’s quite delicious, so I’m not complaining. 😉 Anyway, here’s the recipe!


  • 2 tablespoons of butter (per tortilla)
  • However many tortillas you desire
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar mixture (per tortilla)

Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 1 part cinnamon
  • 2 parts sugar, white or brown

Mix it together. Good job! Now set it aside.

  • Take your tortilla and carefully fold it into fourths. Any more will tear the tortilla. Now cut a few shapes into your tortilla, but not to many, because they’ll break off… Set aside again.

  • Heat non-stick frying pan to medium heat, drop half of a spoon of butter onto surface to gauge when it’s ready, and to lightly grease the pan.

  • Put your tortilla in the pan. The browning process should take about 5-6 minutes. Flip approximately two minutes after the two layers begin to separate and puff up. Don’t wait until you can see the browning coming through, as shown. That means you burned it, and it won’t be that great. Unless you like stuff pretty crispy, then good for you.

Flip it right about here, maybe twenty seconds later?

  • Flip your tortilla, then douse it in half of your cinnamon sugar mix, flip again, let sit for thirty seconds or so, then flip again and sugar opposite side. Then flip it again and let it carmalize for about 30-40 second.

  • At this point, there should be a mahogany colored syrup in the pan and on the tortilla. If it’s smoking, take it off QUICK. Anyway, slide your tortilla onto an awaiting plate and let cool for a moment before enjoying. ~

Maybe a little too done... See the smoke rising? I was holding it up to the vent so the smoke alarm wouldn't go off.

Note: this recipe can be easily adjusted with hardly any repercussions, so make it fit your taste, add your own ingredients, have fun! If you do make your own take on it, I want to see. 😮