Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

 These simple cinnamon sugar tortilla chips are a perfect afternoon snack to make with the kids My children love "tortilla toast chips" as we call them. You can even drizzle them with chocolate sauce for a not-too-heavy after dinner treat.
You need only a few ingredients:
  • Flour Tortillas (aprox.1 tortilla per person)
  • Melted Butter (1/2-1 stick)
  • Cinnamon and Sugar (mix equal parts to taste)
  • Rotary Pizza Cutter
  • Basting Brush
  • Parchment Paper (or you can try Aluminum Foil)
  • Cookie Sheet (low and flat preferable)
  • Conventional Oven

Here's How:
  • Prep your work area: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix cinnamon and sugar together to form a mixture. Set aside. 
  • Stack tortillas together. Using the rotary pizza cutter, slice them like you would a pizza or a piece of pie. Lay them out alternately on the cookie sheet.
  • Melt half a stick of butter in the microwave, stir. Using the basting brush, brush each tortilla triangle with butter on one side. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees
  • Remove from oven, flip the chips over, baste again with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. 
  • Put them back in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool.
The kids helped with the basting and the sprinkling of the sugar. Can you guess which side they did? They became a little impatient with the basting, so I finished up the top of the tray. Word to the wise, light coats of butter and cinnamon sugar work the best. Less is more.

*This recipe comes courtesy of my good friend Alicia. She owns a cupcake business in Orange County, CA and I am proud to call her my friend.

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