Snowflakes are a child's delight in the month of January. Over the years, my three kids have embellished theirs with glitter, glue and glow-in-the-dark paint, and they've even transferred their skills to snowflake food art!
But their favorite is a "sugar and spice snowflake" snack. We fold a large flour tortilla in half, then in half again. Using clean scissors, the kids make tiny cutouts on the tortilla, just as they have for years for a paper snowflake. Once unfolded to reveal the design, I heat 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When a haze forms, I fry each tortilla for a minute or until golden, then drain on paper towels. The kids sprinkle each one with cinnamon and sugar for a tasty, whimsical snack.