“Spooky” Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Crisps

You may want to double up on the amount of cinnamon sugar and butter just to make it easier for dipping and dredging.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 12 crisps


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 flour tortillas


1 Cut wedges or shapes out of each flour tortilla: Cut each flour tortilla into 6 to 8 wedges or use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes in the tortillas.


2 Prepare oven and baking sheet: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

3 Dip tortilla pieces in melted butter, then one side in cinnamon sugar, place on lined baking sheet: Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and spread out over the bottom of a small plate. Melt butter in a small bowl.

Dip the cut pieces of flour tortilla in the melted butter, gently shake off the excess and place on the plate of cinnamon sugar. Only coat one side of the crisp in cinnamon sugar.

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Then place coated tortilla pieces, cinnamon sugar side up, on the lined baking tray.

4 Bake: Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F, or until the tortilla crisps are indeed "crisp". Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes.

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  • Ellen Nuernberger

    Can these be frozen for a week or so?

  • Cecilia

    So i can store in zip lock container or baggy would like to take to a halloween potluck, lets say making them fri. put in zip lock. and serve sat at 5pm is that ok. or will they soggy if in container for that long, any suggestions would be appreciated.

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Cecilia, I think if you let them sit out for a while and completely cool, then pack them in plastic bags or a container, they’ll be fine. Unless you are in a humid environment, in which case you should just eat them right away.

  • Tiffany Price

    I want to make these for my son’s party. Would they still be good if made them a couple days in advance and stored in a Ziploc container? So much to do so little time to do it haha

  • Carrie

    You could always use a sugar substitute such as Xylitol and a low carb tortilla

  • Cathy

    If you would want a crunchy sugar & cinnamon tortilla-all you have to do is fry the cut out shapes in olive oil! Then dip the tortilla into the bag of sugar and cinni (already mixed) or pour the bag of sugar and cinni mix over the tortilla! I grew up with this small treat tradition! It’s so easy and my kids love it!

  • Lauren

    Would whole wheat tortillas work?

  • Carmen

    YUM! Holy cow these are delish. I used margarine as ive recently gone vegan :) it must be added that they crisp up similarly to cookies where upon they harden when cooling so dont think you need to leave them in longer than the 10 minutes.

    Love this recipe. Delish and a good way to use up left over tortillas.

  • Kari

    I was scouring Pinterest for an idea for a letter “Z” shaped snack for my son’s preschool class next week. Needless to say, there aren’t a lot of foods that begin with the letter “Z”, and I don’t think zucchini-anything would be a hit! Anyway, I’m not sure why these came up on that search, but going to make these using a letter Z cookie cutter! Can’t wait to see how they turn out.

  • Janina

    Just did them….one word. AWESOMENESS!!!!

  • Diane Mothersell

    I just made these to put in treat bags to hand out to the neighbor kids tonight, but I can’t stop eating them! So cute and delicious.

  • Suzi Prime

    Can anyone suggest a good dip or spread recipe to serve with these at a Halloween Party?

    • Elise

      Hi Suzi, they don’t really need a dip. They’re more like cookies than crackers. If you made them without the cinnamon sugar, but instead sprinkled them with spices like paprika or pumpkin spices, then you could serve them with anything, e.g. hummus.

    • DaJanae Jones

      I would mix together a little powder sugar water an lemon juice, drizzle not too much of it it on top. And YUM!

    • Tricia Griffith
    • Carrie

      Maybe a vanilla yogurt, or the yummy fruit dip made with cream cheese and jar marshmallow cream…..you could serve these tasty tortilla crisps with this dip and fresh fruit- yummers!

    • Paula Harrington

      Try cannnoli dip

    • Anita

      I serve them with fruit salsa. You can find recipes for fruit salsa anywhere. They are a bit at every party I take them to.

  • gillian

    We made these this afternoon! The littles loved them, and I thought they were pretty tasty too! We will be making these again. Thanks for passing on the idea.

  • Marsha

    Love the shape of your cookie cutter. I have looked all over the internet but have not been able to find one in that shape. What brand of cookie cutter did you use? Thanks bunches!

    • Elise

      Hi Marsha,
      It’s from a Wilton cookie cutter set of 3 cookie cutter—a bat, a coffin, and vampire teeth.

  • Mal

    I love these! I was wondering how you would store them? I know my family loves this and would love to mail them some.

    • Elise

      Hi Mal, they’re a lot like a crispy cookie. So I would wrap them in paper towels and put them in an airtight container like a cookie box, or a freezer bag, and then box and ship.

  • Teresa

    How do you store these after you make them? Air tight container or is a ziplock bag okay?

    • Elise

      They don’t last long enough around here to store, but if I were to store them, I would use an airtight container or a ziplock back. I would wrap them in a paper towel first to help absorb any moisture.

  • Evelyn

    Thank you for your response. I made them anyway by just using a knife and cutting triangles. They came out very good. Will try the cookie cutter version again next time.

  • Evelyn

    I bought the flour tortillas. I have a difficult time trying to cut these with cookie cutters. Is there a trick to this?

    • Elise

      Metal cookie cutters work best.

    • Jennifer Rowland

      I, not only use metal cutters, but I also put a potholder over it before pressing down. It alleviates the discomfort of pushing on metal.
      Hope this helps!

  • Jaime

    We made these today and they were fantastic! Already had to make a second batch! I substituted coconut oil for the butter.

  • Barbara

    I made lots of little hearts and was delighted with little and big people’s reaction. Thank you! Barbara

  • Danielle

    Great idea! These can easily be made vegan by substituting melted coconut oil or margarine for the butter. Several brands of flour tortillas are already vegan.

  • Laura

    Hey Elise,
    I noticed you said only coat one side. Should I do the other side after they come out of the oven?

    • Connie

      Coating the top is plenty.

  • Sandy

    When I was growing up, Mom would do the same thing with the left-over pie crust trimmings. She didn’t do cookie-cutter shapes, though– just odd shapes from cutting the “frame” of the cut-out crust. Yummy, and flaky.

  • Jen

    I just got done making these. I did bats, pumpkins and ghosts! My kids are asleep, but I snuck a few in my daughters lunch for tomorrow (with a cute note, of course!)! ;-)
    Thanks for this idea. We always have these ingredients and took no time at all…love!

  • Well

    Will Arabic bread work?

    • Elise

      Maybe. I haven’t tried with with flat breads. But since they are often used interchangeably with flour tortillas for things like wraps, I think it would probably work fine. Let us know how it goes if you make them!

      • Wen

        I tried with flat breads! Although the color wasn’t as nice, they were very crispy and delicious!
        Thanks a lot!

  • Tess

    could you make these with corn tortillas?

    • Elise

      I don’t think so, but you could always try.

  • Teri

    I spritz tortillas with water then do the cinn/sugar mix! Yummy!

  • Kate @ Babaganosh.org

    Oh how fun! I never thought about making these into shapes. This opens up all kinds of holiday possibilities!!

    • Laura

      I having one of those, “why didn’t I think of this” moments. These are really over-the-top cute so I was thinking the exact same thing, all the holiday inspirations that can come with these when you have kids!!! And small kids just love shapes….don’t they?