The weirdest thing happened a few nights ago. The clock was ticking well past midnight, and yet I sat, absolutely awake, with a deep craving for cinnamon sugar.
Life is weird sometimes.
I wanted to eat something, but I didn’t want to make something that would take a lot of effort.
So, I remembered a dessert that my mother once made when I was little: cinnamon sugar tortilla chips. It’s a quick, simple thing that doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, but results in crunchy, buttery, sugary tortilla wedges.
However, then I thought, wouldn’t it be even better if I made some icing to go along with them?
And it was.
So, here is the recipe for you to enjoy as well.
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You only need a few things to make the tortilla chips themselves, just some tortillas, butter, and cinnamon sugar. However, I found I didn’t have any pre-mixed cinnamon sugar, so I decided to just make my own (or, since it took me forever to find my cinnamon, you can click on the image to the left to order some).
For the icing, you also only need a few things. Well, really just two: powdered sugar and milk.
I only ended up using two tortillas, and three or so tablespoons of butter. The cinnamon sugar took a half-cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. I saved what I didn’t use for future strange late-night snack attacks.
Step By Step
So, start by preheating the oven to 350 F. While that’s heating up, let’s make some cinnamon sugar.
Just dump in a half-cup of sugar and two tablespoons of cinnamon and mix up with a fork.
Then, get out some tortillas. Two tortillas pretty well cover a 9×13 cookie sheet.
I cut them into six slices each, channeling my days as a pizza delivery driver.
Quick note: you may want to using a baking sheet with raised edges. The sheet I used in these photos actually let butter drip off the side and burn on the bottom of the oven. The smoke woke up my wife, who ran out to make sure the house wasn’t burning down.
Anyway, next put some butter into a coffee mug to melt in the microwave. We’re going to brush this on the tortillas, and I like to put things like that in a mug so it’s easier to handle.
Once it’s melted, brush each slice of tortilla liberally with the butter.
Then, sprinkle each slice with cinnamon sugar.
Flip them all over.
Repeat brushing with butter and sprinkling with cinnamon sugar.
Then, once the oven is heated, bake the slices for 10-15 minutes, until the pieces are golden brown and crisp.
Meanwhile, let’s make the icing.
It’s a two-step process. First, dump in a cup of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk.
Second, mix it up. Done!
Now, you are ready for your tasty dessert (or satisfy your weird, wee-hours craving). Drizzle the icing over the chips or dip them in it. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips with Icing
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
- Two tortillas
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Cinnamon sugar (half cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Cut two tortillas into slices, then arrange on a baking sheet with raised edges.
- Melt butter (3 tablespoons) in a mug, then brush liberally onto tortilla slices.
- Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar. If you don’t have cinnamon sugar, mix up a half cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon.
- Flip slices over, then brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake slices 10-15 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
- While slices are baking, mix together powdered sugar (1 cup) and milk (2 tablespoons) to make icing.