Step 2: Using a star cookie cutter cut each flour tortilla into stars (you should also save the scraps to toast and munch on as well, they just don’t look as pretty). Lay on your prepared tray.
Step 3: Mix the cinnamon and sugar together (or use any leftover sugar/cinnamon mix from the cinnamon toast recipe from breakfast).
Step 4: Brush melted butter on the tortilla stars with a pastry brush.
Step 5: Sprinkle the stars with your cinnamon/sugar mixture, coating the top.
Step 6: Bake for about ten minutes or until your little star tortillas are lightly browned and crisp! Once they have cooled a bit they are ready for dipping in vanilla yogurt.
This four ingredient recipe may get your kids to eat their veggies. Preheat the oven to 350F. Mix 1 ½ cups of grated carrots with ½ cup of water and microwave in a safe bowl for 3 minutes. Drain and dry the carrots on paper towels and then mix with ½ cup of grated cheese, 2 beaten eggs and we used 4 tsp of regular flour since we didn’t have oat flour. Use a cookie cutter to make star shapes and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet to cook for 13 minutes until crispy on the sides.
Ours didn't really look like stars but they were delicious. I served them with slices of pear cut into stars.
NOTE: I found this recipe here: http://www.feedingfinn.com/carrot-stars-only-4-ingredients/
Mini Pizza Stars using dough
Here's a delicious recipe for spiced cookies: http://www.canadianliving.com/food/recipe/spiced-ombre-snowflake-cookies
Egg-in-a-hole Topped with Star Toast
Star Puffs and Sausages:
NOTE: I adapted the idea from this site: http://babyloving.blogspot.ca/2012/12/christmas-appetizers.html?m=1
Ingredients: sausages, sheet puff pastry, 1 egg beaten
Step 1: BBQ your sausages and then cut them into pieces or pan fry pieces of sausage. Note, they do not have to be fully cooked at this time as they will be popped in the oven later.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 400F.
Step 3: Spread the puff pastry and then brush with beaten egg all over and cut out mini stars using a small cookie cutter.
Step 4: Put the slightly cooked meat on a foil lined baking sheet and then top each piece with a star, secured with a toothpick. Bake for 20 minutes.
Sweet Tortilla Stars:
Ingredients: 2 tortillas, cookie cutter star, 4 tbsp of butter (melted), 1 ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ cup sugar, vanilla yogurt.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper or foil.
Tortilla Stars Two Ways!
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Star Cheese and Crackers:
Here’s a simple snack for this Theme Day. Just slice some cheese and use a small cookie cutter to make stars. Then place the cheese on crackers. Easy peasy!
I also added a slice of cucumber!
Ingredients: 1 egg, 1 slice of bread, butter, salt and pepper (optional), shredded cheese (optional, but delicious)
Step 1: Use cookie cutter of a star to press into the bread in the center of each slice. Butter one side of the bread and one side of the star.
Step 2: Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and melt 1 tbsp of butter. Then add the bread, butter side down.
Step 3: Crack egg straight into the star shaped hole. (not if the hole is small, you can beat the egg in a bowl and then pour only what fits into the shape). Place butter side of star on the pan as well to toast up.
Step 4: Cook until the egg sets a bit on the bottom, about 45 seconds and sprinkle with salt and pepper. At this point you can flip the egg over with a spatula to hard cook the egg, but if your kids like soft cooked like mine do, I now add shredded cheese and then top with the start toast, covering the pan with a lid or baking sheet to cook for an additional 45 seconds.
Optional: Serve with star shaped fruit made using that same cookie cutter (melons work great).
Cinnamon Toast Stars:
Ingredients: bread for toasting, white sugar and cinnamon
Step 1: Make a mixture of Cinnamon and Sugar and keep in a sealed container. Make to your taste. I generally use about 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon. You can add brown sugar as well.
Step 2: Toast your bread as usual but after your toast is ready, butter it and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Step 3: Cut the toast into a star shape using a cookie cutter. Save the other piece to munch on as well.
Try a different fruit for this theme day: Star Fruit! You could even have a Top Food Challenge to see what your kids really think about this fruit!
Star Anise and Cinnamon Milk:
Heat 1 cup of milk in a saucepan with 1 cinnamon stick and a piece of star anise. Do not boil, just heat until it is to your liking.
Optional: If you have a steamer you could whip up the milk to make it nice and frothy.
Variation: Older kids may enjoy turning this into a tea latte. Simply brew some black tea while the milk is heating and then pour the flavoured milk into the tea, adding sugar if needed for sweetness.
Star Shaped Mini Pizzas:
You can make these a few ways. Use store bought or your own dough and after it is rolled out use a sat cookie cutter to make some star shaped dough. You could also use naan or pita and cut out star shapes to use as tiny pizza crusts. just add sauce and cheese!
Try some of these star shaped snacks and treats for some stellar fun in the kitchen!
Star Topped Cupcakes:
Make your family’s favourite flavour of cupcakes. Find an easy recipe online or use cake mix, I won’t tell anyone. Then ice and top with pretty star sprinkles or fondant rolled out and cut out with stars.
Watermelon star wands:
For another easy Star snack slice watermelon (or other melon) and then use a small star shaped cookie cutter to cut out stars. Pierce blueberries or grapes on a wooden skewer and then top with a watermelon star.
Use a star cookie cutter to press into your bread slices to create a star sandwich.
If your kids like spreadable toppings like peanut butter, jam, honey, cream cheese, etc., then these sandwiches are easy to assemble. Simply spread one on slice and then top with another slice of bread.
If your kids want ham and cheese try cutting the ham and cheese using the star cookie cutter.
Variation: If you have a small star cookie cutter make mini sandwiches and then serve
on a wooden skewer.
Step 2: Preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper or foil.
Step 3: spray or lightly oil your baking tray and then lay the star tortillas on it, lightly brushing the top side with olive oil.
Step 4: Sprinkle the stars with paprika and grated parmesan cheese.
Step 5: Bake for about ten minutes or until your little star tortillas are lightly browned and crisp!
Step 6: While they cook mash one avocado and then add plain yogurt to taste. Squeeze one half of a lime into the mixture. Once the crisps have cooled a bit they are ready for dipping in the avocado mixture. Hummus is great for dipping, too!
Classic Star Cookies:
Make your favourite sugar cookie recipe and decorate some stars for this Theme Day. We took inspiration from a Canadian Living Recipe for blue tinted Ombre Snowflakes but made stars instead.
Savory Tortilla Stars:
Ingredients: 2 tortillas, cookie cutter star, olive oil, chili powder, grated parmesan cheese, avocado, plain Greek yogurt, juice of one lime.
Step 1: Using a star cookie cutter cut each flour tortilla into stars (you can also toast the scraps so keep those).
Mini Pizza Stars using naan