Tiny Tortillas

A while ago I bought a package of tortillas to make wraps for lunch or something. I forget. Anyway, tortillas come in packages of TWELVE, which is more than my little family can eat within a reasonable time frame. Instead of wasting the unused ones by letting them turn gross and get thrown away, I decided to make something with them.

Simple homemade tortilla chip instructions I found on ehow.com:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
2. Lay several tortillas on top of each other.
3. Cut the tortillas into eight equal wedges (like cutting a pie).
4. Place the wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet.
5. Lightly season the wedges with salt, and your favorite seasoning, such as chili powder (the chili powder or other seasoning is optional).
6. Bake for about 5 minutes, turn, and bake another 5 minutes.
7. Let cool, then store in an airtight container.

Of course, there’s NO WAY I’m going to cut my tortilla chips into WEDGES. Instead I used my mini heart and star cookie cutters and went crazy while watching some Veronica Mars.

Cutting the Stars

This was a lot of fiddly work, especially when I had to turn them all over. If I was to do this again I’d use larger shapes. Okay no I wouldn’t.

I laid them out on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and sprinkled them with seasoning, in this case chili powder.

Chili Stars

I baked them for 5 minutes on one side and four on the other, and here are the finished Chili Stars:

Chili Stars

… and Cinnamon Sugar Stars:

Cinnamon Sugar Stars

… and Salted Hearts (the bird is the salt shaker I got for my birthday from Rich and Jenn):

Salted Hearts

… and Lime Salt Hearts:

Lime Salt Hearts

… and Pepper Stars (these are darker because I accidentally baked them on the same side twice):

Pepper Stars

Symphony very thoughtfully tested the Lime Salt and Salted Hearts and the Cinnamon Sugar Stars for me.

Official Tortilla Tester

Her verdict? Good, not salty enough and needs more sugar. I think I need to find a way to get the seasoning to stick to the tortillas more before I bake them, the pepper especially. But still, these are going to be perfect for her school lunches and snacks!

Sym Approved

9 responses to “Tiny Tortillas

  1. you need an olive oil spritzer!
    you can fill it with EVOO (sup rachel ray) and then just spray the tortillas lightly before you season them.

  2. a light spray of olive oil would do the trick!

  3. My mom has made these with pitas and lemon pepper… they are sooo good. I am intrigued by the sweet/savory variety here though

    • I only had a few left for the last batch so I decided to just throw some cinnamon and sugar on as an experiment. I mean, tortillas don’t really have a strong flavour either way, so why not?

  4. you can freeze the tortillas btw. thats what i usually do since im the only one eating them.

    • 99% of everything I freeze ends of freezerburned and gross because I leave it in there for years.

      • Things never seem to taste the same once they’ve been frozen. At least with bread products. Try olive oil and black pepper….yum. Also: I watched a ton of Veronica Mars this evening myself. Tis the season? Or just good taste?

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