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Tortilla Ornaments

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 24 ornaments
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Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon 

Oil, for frying tortillas

6 flour tortillas 

Directions

Special equipment:
cookie cutters or kitchen shears, a drinking straw and thin ribbon or butcher's twine
  1. Line a baking sheet with paper towels or fit with a cooling rack. In a pie dish, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Add enough oil to a shallow heavy-bottomed pot to come 1 inch up the sides. Heat over medium to low heat until a deep-fry thermometer inserted in the oil registers 360 degrees F.
  3. Use large cookie cutters or kitchen shears to make desired shapes and designs with the flour tortillas. Use a straw to make a hole on top of each for hanging.
  4. Fry each tortilla shape for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove and drain on the prepared baking sheet. Dredge the tortillas in the cinnamon sugar while still hot.
  5. To assemble, thread a piece of ribbon or butcher's twine through the hole on top of each ornament and tie off to form a loop for hanging.

Cook’s Note

Hang these on your Day of the Dead tree or use them for Halloween ornaments.