Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies Tutorial

Who doesn’t love fortune cookies? I don’t know if you know, but you can make your very own homemade fortune cookies! How exciting, right? You can make them for Valentine’s Day, weddings, birthday parties or just for fun. I made some for Valentine’s with cute little Valentine’s sayings. It does take a little practice when it comes to making them so don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t go as well the first time you try.

First you will start out with making your fortune cookie saying inserts. You can make these by handwriting your message on paper strips or you can download my free Valentine’s fortune cookie sayings here. There are 9 sayings included and below is a list of the Valentine’s fortune cookie sayings. If you decide to write your own then you can cut strips to be about the size of 2¼” x 5/8″ or to the length and width you decide works best for you.

1. Happy Valentine’s Day
2. you = awesome
3. your’e sweeter than a cookie
4. life is sweeter with someone sweet like you
5. I am fortunate to have you as a friend
6. you’re friendship is worth a fortune
7. good fortune is smiling down on you
8. love, hugs & good fortune
9. the best is yet to come

Once you have those downloaded then you will cut them out and have them ready to go when your fortune cookies come out of the oven. Download the Valentine’s fortune cookie sayings here.

To make these cookies, the recipe is pretty simple, it does take a little practice when it comes to forming the cookies without them cracking though.

Fortune Cookie Ingredients – Yields 6
1 egg white
1/8 tsp almond extract
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose bleached flour
1/4 cup white granulate sugar

2. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease cookie sheet with either cooking spray or butter.

3. Put 1 egg white into a bowl along with 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract and 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix the egg white mixture until foamy/frothy.

4. Sift 1/4 cup of All-purpose bleached flour, 1/4 cup of white granulate sugar and a pinch of salt together.

5. Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and blend together. Below is a picture of the foamy egg mixture with the flour mixture.

6. Place two 1 teaspoon of mixture into circles onto a greased cookie sheet at least 3-4″ apart. Use the back of a spoon and spread the circles to about 3″ circles. It is recommended to only do 2 or 3 at a time so you have time to fold them while they are still hot to prevent them from cracking.

7. Place cookie sheet in the oven and bake cookies for 7 minutes or until about 1/2″ edge of the cookie has turned a golden brown. The middle will still be pale.

8. Remove the cookie sheet from oven and use a spatula to remove the cookies from the sheet. Form the cookies quickly before they cool down by placing a fortune on top of the middle of the cookie, then fold the cookies together with the edges touching. Form the fortune cookie shape by folding the cookie on the rim of a glass with the edges facing outward from the rim.

 

9. Then place your fortune cookie in a muffin tin until completely cooled to keep it’s shape.

10. Decorate your fortune cookies. These were decorated with Wilton’s melted candy melts in colors red, white, and bright pink. Also,  the sprinkles are Wilton Fill Your Heart Sprinkle Mix.

11. Store fortune cookies in an airtight container so they don’t become soft. If you give your fortune cookies away in a mini take out container then place your fortune cookie in a sealed bag or wrap in saran wrap.

TIPS:
1. Use thin cotton gloves to handle the hot cookies to not burn your fingertips because they are really HOT!
2. If the center of your cookies aren’t as crisp as you would like then place cookies, when they are still in the muffin tin, in a warm oven. Make sure the oven is off and it is only warm.

I hope you enjoy!

Until next time,
Dovie ♥

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Festive Kids Drinks

When there is a party or a holiday like New Year’s it’s really fun for kids to have their own kid friendly festive drinks. Here are a few kid friendly drinks that my kids drink around the holidays. They are sweet and delicious. These will be great for birthday parties, holidays and ringing in the new year!

Kids Festive Drinks

Kids Gummy Bear Champagne
Kids Gummy Bear Champagne

Ingredients:
Chilled 7-up / Sprite or Lemon Lime Soda
Gummy Bears

Instructions:
Put gummy bears in a glass and fill glass with chilled 7-up.

Kids Gummy Champagne

 

 


Kids Shirley Temple DrinkModern Shirley Temple

 

 

Modern Shirley Temple

Ingredients:
Ice
Grenadine Syrup
7-Up (or Gingerale, Sprite or Lemon Lime Soda)
Orange Juice
Maraschino Cherries

Directions:
Place ice in a cup, put 1½ tablespoon of grenadine syrup in glass, pour orange juice in glass half way, pour 7-up the rest of the way, then place a cherry on top.

This is the modern shirley temple. If you prefer old styled shirley temples then you will just use gingeale along with grenadine syrup and a cherry on top.

 

 

 

kids cotton candy cocktailKids Cotton Candy Cocktail

Ingredients:
7-up
Cotton Candy

Directions:
Pour 7-up in the glass and top it off with cotton candy. This drink is super sweet and any kid will love it. The cotton candy dissolves quickly leaving a mixture of pretty colors.

 

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Mini White Chocolate Mint Cheesecakes

Mini white chocolate mint cheesecake

Mini White Chocolate Mint Cheesecakes

Being a huge lover of cheesecake I wanted to share with you my mini white chocolate mint cheesecake recipe. I made these over the holiday and pretty much do every year if I have the time. I have been known to make several different flavors and package them up and give away as Christmas gifts. My kids, husband and everyone that eats them just loves them. They are always a huge hit for dinner parties and they do make great Christmas gifts.
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Mini white chocolate mint cheesecake

Mini White Chocolate Mint Mini Cheesecakes
You will need 1 – 24 count mini muffin/cupcake tin (Wilton Recipe Right 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan) and 24 mini foil baking liners (Wilton 415-2624 100 Count Christmas Sparkle and Cheer Baking Cups, Mini).

Crust Ingredients: (There will be extra left over)
1 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Cheesecake Ingredients:
1 (8 oz) cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup melted white chocolate
1/4 cup of Andes peppermint crunch baking chips | Andes, Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips, 10oz Bag (Pack of 3)

Crust Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line mini muffin/cupcake tins with mini foil baking liners. Mix chocolate wafer cookie crumbs, sugar and butter in bowl. Spoon a teaspoon of crust mixture into each liner and mixture firmly down into the bottom of each liner. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven.

Cheesecake Directions:
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg, lemon juice, vanilla extract, melted white chocolate, and peppermint chips until smooth and silky. Fill each mini liner with mixture on top of the crust, almost completely to the top. Bake in oven for 12-15. Cool before serving. Store cheesecakes in refrigerator or freeze. If you freeze then thaw completely before serving.

Tips: Make sure your cold ingredients are at room temperature before you start. Remove cheesecakes from oven before they crack, when the center is still soft.

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Until next time,
Dovie ♥

 



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