Valentine’s day is that time of the year when you are able to present a loved one with a special gift as an expression of your love and affection. One unique gift idea is fortune cookies. With them, you can send inspiring and thoughtful messages, and other sweet nothings to show you how much you really care. You could also write up some amusing quotes to put a smile on your special someone’s face. Fortune cookies are not expensive to make but they will surely be appreciated because of the warm thoughts you send along with them.
To make your Valentine’s Day cookies, here are a few simple instructions.
- Ingredients for your recipe. Prepare 4 egg whites, half a cup of melted butter, 2/3 cup of sugar, half a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon each of vanilla and almond extract, and 3x1/2 inch fortune cookie strips.
- Baking procedure. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Take your cookie sheet and grease it with a thin layer of butter or a light coating of cooking oil. You can start writing in your notes on your fortune cookie strip using a writing tool that is non-toxic while you are waiting for your oven to heat up. Place your egg whites into a bowl and proceed to whisk them up until they start to become frothy. Begin to pour your sugar into your bowl of egg whites, blending it in while continuing to whisk. Now add in your melted butter, your flour, the almond and vanilla extracts, and salt. Mix it well with your whisk so it is completely blended. Take your greased cookie sheet and begin to drop in small amounts of your batter and spread them gently with a spatula’s edge, forming thin circles of about 3 inches. Place your cookies into your pre-heated oven 2 pieces at a time and bake them for around 8 minutes just so they are golden brown in color. If the cookies are left till they are too brown, you will not be able to fold them up as they will simply crack. Make sure that they are baked just right so you can handle them easily.
- Procedure for placing fortune into cookies. Take your spatula and use to remove your cookies, setting them on a flat working surface. You must do the following procedure as quickly as possible so your cookies do not harden. Place in a fortune strip at the center of the cookie on its lower side and fold up the cookie carefully to form half of a circle. Use protective gloves as the cookie will be too hot for you to touch. Once done with your half circle, proceed to bend up the edges so that they are meeting each other and you come up with a crescent shaped cookie. To cool up your completed cookies, place them into muffin pans or onto cool baking sheets so they are able to retain their shape as they turn crispy. Take your remaining batter and follow the same procedure to make the rest of your fortune cookies.
Get creative and think of a nice way to present your Valentine’s Day
fortune cookies. A heart shaped dish with pretty colored napkins at the
bottom can be an attractive way of presenting them to your loved one.
Place in all your heartfelt messages into your cookies and watch your
valentine’s eyes light up when reading them.