Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cinnamon Snowflakes with Nutella Whipped Cream

Every time I go to Costco, my kids always want me to buy a churro.  Unfortunately sometimes the lines are just too long, that I don't have the time or patience to stand there and get one for them.  And so we had a bit of a meltdown the other day, because I left without buying a churro.  Luckily, I had just read a post by Come Together Kids about these super simple Cinnamon Snowflakes, and better yet, I had all the ingredients sitting in my house!


Ingredients:
-Flour tortillas
-Cinnamon 
-Sugar
-Cooking oil (spray)
-Kitchen scissors
-Baking sheet
Optional:
-Whipping cream
-Nutella

Directions:
First preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Then fold your flour tortilla in half twice.  If your flour tortilla cracks or breaks while folding, place them in the microwave for about 10 seconds to soften them up a bit (timing may vary with microwaves).


Next have your child cut the tortilla, just like you would a paper snowflake.  My daughter is still learning how to use scissors (and these were obviously too big for her), however she did a good job at cutting straight lines into the tortilla.  



After they are done cutting their snowflake tortillas, spray them with a little cooking oil. (This is to help the cinnamon and sugar stick to the tortilla).  You can use melted butter, if you don't have cooking spray.


Then sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar onto your tortilla, and bake them in the oven for about 7-10 minutes, or until the tortilla becomes golden brown.


While we were waiting for our cinnamon snowflakes to bake, we decided to make some Nutella Whipped Cream to dip our cinammon tortilla snowflakes in.  I found a recipe here, however I made up my own measurements since I didn't want 3 cups of Nutella whipped cream sitting in my house waiting for me to eat every last drop of it. It wouldn't have lasted long...it tasted like heaven!

Get a little bowl and add a 1/2 cup of whipping cream.


Using a hand held electric beater, beat the whipping cream until you have stiff peaks.


Then using a spatula, fold a 1/4 cup of Nutella into the whipped cream.  Yes, I realize we are still using the electric beater, but only because my kids were having so much fun with it.  Honestly though...it didn't ruin it at all.


It was so good, they couldn't help but to lick the beaters clean.


Yummy!  Time to dive right in!



This was the second time we made these cinnamon snowflake tortillas.  The kids honestly said that they enjoyed eating this more that a Costco churro.