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Shovel in These Cinnamon Sugar Snowflakes for a Sweet Breakfast Treat

Ever catch a snowflake on your tongue? How about a cinnamon-sugar tortilla snowflake?

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You know how fun it is to cut snowflakes out of coffee filters? Well, this recipe is basically the same idea — except that these snowflakes are edible and delicious! All you have to do is fold a tortilla several times, cut out little shapes, unfold, brush with butter, then sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top, and bake. Talk about the perfect breakfast on a cold morning! Kids will love helping to make these tasty snowflakes as much as they'll love shoveling 'em in.


  • Kid-safe scissors

  • Baking sheet

  • Pastry brush

  • Small heat-safe bowl

  • Small mixing bowl

  • 2 plates

  • Cooling rack


  • Whole-wheat tortillas

    1/4 cup salted butter

    1/4 cup granulated sugar

    1 tbsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350º F/180º C.

2. Microwave the tortillas for 20 seconds to make them more flexible.

3. Fold each tortilla in half, then fold it in thirds, making sure that it doesn’t tear.

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4. Using scissors, start cutting out shapes from the tortilla to make your snowflake. Unfold and reveal your beautiful snowflake!

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5. Add butter to a small, heat-safe bowl. Microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each until butter is melted.

6. In another small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.

7. On a plate, brush the butter onto both sides of the tortilla snowflake.

8. Transfer the buttered tortilla to a new plate. Using a spoon, sprinkle both sides with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

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9. Lift the snowflake off the plate and shake off any excess cinnamon-sugar. Place snowflakes on a parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure not to let any overlap, baking in batches, if needed.

10. Bake for 6 minutes, or until snowflakes are just beginning to brown and are crispy. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. The snowflakes will continue to harden as they cool.

11. Enjoy!

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Kids’ Jobs

  • Cutting out the shapes in their snowflakes so each one is unique!

  • Brushing the snowflakes with butter

  • Topping with cinnamon sugar