Valentine's Fortune Cookies

Friday, January 24, 2014






I will be the first to say that I am not a huge fan of Valentine's Day.  Yep, to my husband's sheer delight, I'm one of those women that could care less about the expensive and overly romantic nature of this holiday.  Save the beautiful flowers for a random day when I'm feeling a little underappreciated and I prefer my fancy dinner experience to be when the restaurant world isn't cracking under the pressure of their busiest night of the year.  I forget everything that major companies spend millions in advertising dollars to teach me about this Holiday.  I go back to elementary school!  That's not a misprint folks.  Remember when you made homemade cards and were delighted when you received one of your own in all its crafty splendor.  If you were really lucky there was a sucker, in your favorite flavor, taped to the inside.  Well, for me Valentine's Day is about those simple thoughtful gestures and sharing love with those in our lives.  One of the ways I'll be sharing the love this year is with these adorable Valentine Fortune Cookies.  They're a fun way to send sweet messages to the ones you love.  I'm cooking up several fun and endearing Valentine ideas to share over the next few weeks so stay tuned!  In the meantime.... Enjoy these fun treats and be sure to watch the assembly video that is included in your directions.  It'll have y'all folding fortunes like a pro.


Valentine's Fortune Cookies

Ingredients

3 egg whites
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons cranberry juice
Red food coloring (if you like)

Directions

Watch this How To Fold a Fortune Cookie video before you begin.

You will want to have your fortunes written/printed and cut into small strips.

Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone pad.  In a large mixing bowl combine sugar and butter until creamy.  Mix in egg whites one at a time.  Add vanilla extract and mix until combined.  Slowly add the flour making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl from time to time.  Lastly you'll want to add your fruit juice and blend.  If you want a brighter color you will need to use a red food coloring.  I suggest blending one drop at a time to be sure you don't over do it.

Spoon a tablespoon of the batter onto the parchment sheet.  Use the back of your spoon the spread the batter into a thin circle.  When I say thin.... I mean thin.  Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.  Quickly take the cookies from the oven and remove from the baking sheet.  Place the fortune in the center and fold the cookies in half.  Holding the left and right outer edges, place the cookie over the rim of the coffee cup and press down to bend.  Nestle formed cookies inside your muffin pan to help them keep their shape.  Your first few cookies are all about trial and error.  Don't worry.  You'll quickly get the hang of it.  Once your cookies have cooled you can remove them from the muffin pan and start spreading the love.  


adapted from: whatjewwannaeat


26 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea! I am so with you on the V-day shenanigans. I would much rather spend the evening at home with a yummy meal and an excuse to have a glass of champagne!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! That sounds like a perfect V-day to me. Thanks for stopping by~

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  2. These are awesome and unique. I love them! Would you like to add these or anything else to my Valentine LInky? It's for recipes and crafts.http://momndaughtersavings.com/valentines-linky-recipe-crafts/ Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!

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    1. Thanks so much Jody! And thank you for the invite!

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  3. I saw this link in the Bewitch Me & Titi Link Party. I can't wait to make these they look super yummy and are absolutely adorable!

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  4. Yes it's another holiday aimed at our pockets, the love should be felt everyday not reserved on one day. Yet the beauty of the holiday is special, as I love hearts! These are adorable, thanks for sharing.
    Stopped by from Manic Mondays Link Party……visiting from gurvygreen.com

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    1. Hearts are always fun! Thanks for stopping by~

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    1. Thank you so much! You're too sweet!

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  6. I wonder how these were made. So cute! I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)

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    1. Thank you for the invite Jacqui! I would love to add this recipe to the party. Look forward to seeing the other links!

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  7. These are so fun! Thanks for sharing at Our Sunday Best Showcase!

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  8. thanks for this great recipe. My kids would love these. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

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  9. I was just thinking of maybe making a fortune cookie with love quotes in it. You just read my mind.

    We are having all Valentine's post party at Pursuit of Functional Home. Please share this pretty or share all your Valentine's day posts from your Archive. Hope to see you there.

    Here's the link: http://pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/2014/01/valentines-day-ideas.html

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  10. i'm not
    the biggest fan of
    Valentine's Day either
    but these little gems
    are the perfect thing
    to make my loved ones.

    Thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  11. I love these! I'm not huge on Valentine's Day either. I like to create recipes and crafts.... but as far as dates go, I agree with you. I'd rather go out with my honey on a night that's not so insane. Or even through the day on a weekend, when we can browse around our favorite vintage store or go see a matinee.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

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    1. Thank you so much! How wonderful! Can't wait to see everyone's fabulous ideas next week!

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  12. Wow. This is so sweet. Such a cute idea and love the photography by the way.

    Crepes On a Tuesday

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  13. This is a fantastic idea, it is cute, festive and unique.


    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again this week. (Sorry for the late comment!)

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  14. I love this idea for Valentine's Day or really any other holiday, would be so fun. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat Link Party! Hope to see you again tomorrow.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  15. What a fun treat to make! Thanks for sharing them with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! Pinned to the Valentine board! :)

    Marti

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  16. I adore this!
    I love your Decoration.
    Beautiful!
    fabulously photo shoot!

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  17. Adorable! I'm going to pin this because I meant to look up how to make fortune cookies for Chinese New Years but ran out of time. You make it look simple. :-)

    Found you at Diana Rambles.

    Angela @ A Typical English Home

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  18. This is such a fun idea. I don't have anyone to give them too...but I'm definitely sharing it by pinning it to my Holiday Board.

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  19. I've always wanted to make fortune cookies.....I LOVE these V Day cookies! just gave this great post a shout out! Happy Thursday!

    http://www.4you-withlove.com/2014/02/22-valentines-day-desserts.html

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