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Desert Crsips

Did you know there are mushrooms in the desert? I didn't. Not until  recently when I googled, "are there mushrooms in the desert". Gold bless google. I really had never thought about until I decided to make these mushrooms and cacti into a tasty (and mostly healthy) treat for the kiddos. I assumed mushrooms grew in damp areas, on or near logs or decaying woods. But nope, apparently they are quite a prolific bit of life here on Earth.

Check out more about it here.

These are not cookies. I repeat...not cookies. And that is a really good thing considering the holidays have wrecked my ability to fit into pants. 

These are indeed baked tortillas with cream cheese and just the wee(ist) bit of sprinkles. Read on!



*Cactus cookie cutter

*Mushroom cookie cutter

*Cream cheese

*Peanut butter (optional)

*Food color (green and brown)

*Cookie sheet

*Round sprinkles

*Micro sprinkles

*Knife, spoon


1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cut shapes from tortillas with cookie cutters.

3. Bake for 10 minutes, flipping each piece over halfway through. Let thoroughly cool.

4. Separate cream cheese into two bowls. Place in microwave for 10 seconds until cream cheese is very soft and workable.

5. Squirt food color of choice into each bowl. We used brown for the mushroom and green for the cactus. You could omit cream cheese for the mushroom and use peanut butter instead!

6. Spread mixture on cooled crisps.

7. Add sprinkles! 


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