Fun Holiday Recipe: Tortilla Snowflakes with Cajeta

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Tortilla Snowflakes with Cajeta

Looking for a fun holiday recipe to create with the kiddies during the winter months?  Here’s a super simple recipe made with tortillas and cajeta.

Cajeta is a thick sweet sauce made from goat’s milk.  The sweetened milk is boiled down until it reaches a deep caramel color.  Cajeta can also be sold flavored with vanilla, nuts, coconut  or wine.  Drizzle it over ice cream, crepes, pancakes or use to sweeten your coffee.

In this recipe we’ll use a generous glaze of cajeta to hold these delicate tortilla cut-outs together and add some devilishly decadent sabor to this Mexican-inspired holiday treat!

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Tortilla Snowflakes with Cajeta -

Tortilla Snowflakes with Cajeta -


  • flour tortillas (cooked)
  • cookie cutters (snowflake)
  • canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • cajeta


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place tortillas on cutting board and cut into preferred shapes (snowflake).
  3. You will need to cut two of each shape.
  4. The bottoms are left whole, this is your base to spread the cajeta.
  5. Decorate top half as you desire.
  6. Lightly brush the cut tortillas with canola oil and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake until crisp, 4 to 6 minutes.
  8. Watch carefully as the smaller shapes (snowflake) will crisp quickly.
  9. Combine sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  10. Remove from oven and dredge in cinnamon sugar while still warm.
  11. Allow to cool.
  12. Spread cajeta on bottom half of shape (snowflake) and sandwich together.

Enjoy with coffee or milk!


Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney "Bonnie" is a Tejana (Texan) foodie with an eternal love for all things Texas, and is committed to teaching others about her Tex-Mex heritage.On any given day you can find her posting Texas-style recipes or wonderful recipes from Mexico!Check her out at her blog,!
Vianney Rodriguez
  • Very creative and pretty! Sounds really tasty too! :)

  • Anonymous

    I HAVE to make these! They look so beautiful and easy Vianney!!

  • I love this post! i'm going  to try them with my niece!

  • how adorable! oh my word… makes me want to be home an entire week before Christmas so I can play around in the kitchen with my nephews and nieces. they’d looove these! and, i’d love them more with cafecito!

  • perudelights

    This tortilla cookies are so cute! I need to try them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Muy Bueno Cookbook

    I love this Vianney. I will make some of these with my kids next week when they're off for Christmas break. I love cajeta made fresh. Wish me luck in finding goats milk here in Germany~Vero