Tortilla Snowflake Cookies or Decorations

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by HeatherFeather

These look like paper snowflakes, only these are edible. Be careful not to burn them. I haven't made these yet. Adapted from a 2000 issue of Woman's Day magazine.

Top Review by Ducky

What a fun cookie to make. And best of all, there is almost no cleanup required! I used my kitchen shears which aren't the daintiest of scissors but did the job nonetheless. I wasn't sure what to do with the butter so I lightly brushed it on both sides of the snowflakes before baking. I didn't even come close to using the amount of butter called for in the recipe. I also put on some mini chocolate chips after flipping the snowflakes. They went well with the tortilla and powdered sugar. Overall, pretty good taste, extremely easy and a fun activity for kids. Thanks. [Editor's Note:] This recipe has been updated due to this review.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Set out baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  3. Take one tortilla at a time and place between 2 slightly damp paper towels.
  4. Place in the microwave on HIGH for about 20 seconds, just to soften.
  5. Fold tortilla in half, then fold in half again- it should now be a triangle.
  6. Using small very sharp scissors, cut out holes like you would for a paper snowflake- but don't cut on the fold lines or it will fall apart.
  7. Unfold and it will have a pretty design.
  8. Set unfolded snowflake onto the baking sheet and process with the next tortilla, until all are cut.
  9. Brush each side lightly with butter(you may not need it all), bake 5 minutes, then flip over and bake another 3-5 minutes until golden and crisp.
  10. While these are baking, set out a sheet of wax paper on your counter, then top with a wire rack.
  11. Have a sifter ready to fill with the powdered sugar.
  12. As soon as the tortillas come out of the oven, set them on the wire rack and dust with the powdered sugar to coat.
  13. Let cool completely, then dust again right before serving.
  14. If you like, you can tie a ribbon through one of the holes to hang these decoratively.

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