Tortilla Stars

Recipe by cookiedog

These can be made up to 5 days in advance. Store in an airtight container with wax paper in between layers. They will brighten up any cocktail party or appetizer table! You will need 3 in. and 2 in. star cookie cutters.

Top Review by twissis

I was in the mood to play & these babies were a heckuva lot of fun to make! My STARS had a strange look tho, but it was likely due to the ROUND cookie cutters I used! I revisited ZWT mode & made a Tex-Mex version w/taco seasoning & the US east coast version using Old Bay Seasoning. Then I hopped a plane to Europe & made the Czech version using caraway seeds & ended my journey in Italy w/2 versions starring garlic & mixed Italian herbs. I took a little nap & awoke at home again, so I made the Icelandic sweet tooth version. I ditched the cheese & used sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg! Travel can be so exhausting & it was good to be home again. Thx for a fun day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place oven rack in middle position. Heat to 400°F Coat baking sheet(s) with non-stick cooking spray. Have ready 3 inch and 2 inch star cookie cutters.
  2. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, brush one side with butter; sprinkle with cheese. Gently press to adhere. Turn tortilla over, brush with egg white and sprinkle with 2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons of a topping.
  3. Cut 3 inch stars from edge of tortilla, 2 inch stars from center (bake scraps for snacks). Place cheese side down on baking sheet(s).
  4. Bake on middle oven rack 6 to 8 minutes until light golden and crisp.
  5. Remove to wire rack to cool.

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