Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Personalized Valentine Fortune Cookies

What am I up to today?  Well, I'm teaching my girls to make fortune cookies of course!

Not those weird ones in the "Fortune Cookie Maker" that my daughter wanted so bad at Christmas.  These fortune cookies are YUMMY!!!

If you have never made these before, you've got to give it a try.  Really, they are ridiculously easy to do and so much fun to pass out to family & friends.
Here's the recipe I found in 2008 in WOMAN'S WORLD and am still in love with today.  They are addictively tasty and so much fun to decorate. 

My girls LOVE making these when Valentine's Day & Easter come along. (yes, we decorate in spring time flair too)
Valentine Fortune Cookies
Kitchen Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 8 cookies (large cookies)
Calories: 170
2/3 c Flour, all-purpose
1/2 c. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
3 Egg Whites
6 Tbsp. Butter, melted and cooled
1/2 tsp. Almond Extract

For each fortune, with a food-safe marker, write sentiment on strip of paper.

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Generously coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cornstarch, egg whites, butter and almond extract. 
Making two cookies at a time, drop batter onto baking sheet, about 7 " apart.  Using a small spatula or back of teaspoon, spread batter in a circular motion, into 5" rounds.  Bake 9-10 minutes until edges are just lightly browned.
Cover palm of hand folded kitchen towel. With large spatula, flip hot cookie over onto towel.  Working quickly, place fortune in center of cookie and fold cookie in half.  If cookies cool and become too firm to shape, pop them back into the oven for a minute or two just until they soften.
Immediately bend in corners to form fortune cookie shape.  Place into cup of muffin pan to cool.  Repeat with remaining cookies while warm.  Decorate as desired.
Melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips or candy melts; stir in 2 tsp. canola oil until smooth.  Dip one side or end of cookie into chocolate; place on wax paper.
If desired, immediately decorate with sprinkles, candy decorations and/or drizzled chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. This is sooo cute. I am amazed at some of the crafts and activities so of you come up with. Visiting from SITS.