A while ago I bought a package of tortillas to make wraps for lunch or something. I forget. Anyway, tortillas come in packages of TWELVE, which is more than my little family can eat within a reasonable time frame. Instead of wasting the unused ones by letting them turn gross and get thrown away, I decided to make something with them.
Simple homemade tortilla chip instructions I found on ehow.com:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
2. Lay several tortillas on top of each other.
3. Cut the tortillas into eight equal wedges (like cutting a pie).
4. Place the wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet.
5. Lightly season the wedges with salt, and your favorite seasoning, such as chili powder (the chili powder or other seasoning is optional).
6. Bake for about 5 minutes, turn, and bake another 5 minutes.
7. Let cool, then store in an airtight container.
Of course, there’s NO WAY I’m going to cut my tortilla chips into WEDGES. Instead I used my mini heart and star cookie cutters and went crazy while watching some Veronica Mars.
This was a lot of fiddly work, especially when I had to turn them all over. If I was to do this again I’d use larger shapes. Okay no I wouldn’t.
I laid them out on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and sprinkled them with seasoning, in this case chili powder.
I baked them for 5 minutes on one side and four on the other, and here are the finished Chili Stars:
… and Cinnamon Sugar Stars:
… and Lime Salt Hearts:
… and Pepper Stars (these are darker because I accidentally baked them on the same side twice):
Symphony very thoughtfully tested the Lime Salt and Salted Hearts and the Cinnamon Sugar Stars for me.
Her verdict? Good, not salty enough and needs more sugar. I think I need to find a way to get the seasoning to stick to the tortillas more before I bake them, the pepper especially. But still, these are going to be perfect for her school lunches and snacks!