Valentine’s Fortune Cookies

Valentine Fortune Cookies (with printable messages)

Hello everyone!

I hope January is going well for you! This week I have a Valentine’s Day dessert for you. It’s a bit soon, but I was inspired so why not do it now?

Valentine's Fortune Cookies

I wanted to do fortune cookies for a while, mostly last Valentine’s Day! I love the taste of these cookies, much like sweet pancakes but in cookie form. Yum! And this recipe taste like the real deal! I tried another recipe before this one and quite failed it (I didn’t wait for the butter to be cool enough so the batter became thick)! It was made with butter and even if they were good they were really greasy. So I tried this recipe instead and it was perfect!

I had fun doing little Valentine’s messages with cute designs to put in the cookies.

Valentine's printable messages

Print the fortunes (PDF; 4 Mo)

I had forgotten how much I liked doing vector images! This week I’ll post printables of the same designs and messages as Valentine’s cards.

I’m thinking of doing other Valentine’s messages, geeky ones.
Foodie : You’re the baking powder to my life, you make me rise and shine.
Brainy : You disturb all the chemicals in my brain.
Etc. etc.

Valentine’s Fortune Cookies
Recipe and tutorial from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0a3S5XNu88
Yield : 14 cookies

  • 2 large egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • Red or pink food coloring
  • Valentine’s fortunes printable

Valentine's Fortune Cookies

  1. Print the fortunes, cut them and fold them in two. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease (or use a silpat) two cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg whites, vanilla extract, almond extract and vegetable oil until frothy, but not stiff.
  3. Sift the flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar into the egg mix. Add the water. Beat until you have a smooth batter. The batter should not be runny, but should drop easily off a wooden spoon.
  4. Separate the batter in two. Dye one by adding two drop of red food coloring or enough to obtain the desired color.
  5.  The best is to do 2 cookies at a time because they harden very fast! Place level tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, spacing them at least 3 inches apart. Gently tilt the baking sheet back and forth and from side to side so that each tablespoon of batter forms into a circle 4 inches in diameter. If you want to decorate the cookies as I did, now is the time.
  6. To decorate: it’s mostly the same thing as decorating cookies with royal icing. For all sorts of techniques visit Karen’s cookies.
  7. Bake until the outer 1/2-inch of each cookie turns golden brown and they are easy to remove from the baking sheet with a spatula (14 – 15 minutes).
  8. For this part, look at the Youtube tutorial, it’s much easier to see how it’s done! Also, you should totally wear gloves so that you don’t burn your fingers. Working quickly, remove the cookie with a spatula and flip it over on your work surface. Place a fortune in the middle of a cookie. To form the fortune cookie shape, fold the cookie in half, then gently pull the edges downward over the rim of a glass, wooden spoon or the edge of a muffin tin. Place the finished cookie in the cup of the muffin tin so that it keeps its shape. Continue with the rest of the cookies.

Enjoy!

Valentine's Fortune Cookies

Valentine Swirl Cookies

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Hey everyone,

I hope you are having a great week so far! I have a V-day recipe for you today (and some others coming soon!). Well it’s not actually a real valentine’s desserts (no chocolate!), but it sure has its colors!

These cookies are quite like sugar cookies except that they have this light almond taste, yummy! I can’t say they are easy to make (you can see that my swirl doesn’t go all the way due, I guess, to the thickness of my layers), but since the recipe comes from a grocery store and they took the time to do a video tutorial, you’ll be doing just fine! You could do neapolitan colors too, that would be awesome!

I’m pretty excited about my other posts too! I can’t wait to share them with you (well, I do have to do the desserts first, doing them in my head won’t help!).

Valentine Swirl Cookies

Valentine Swirl Cookies
Yield about  42 cookies
Recipe from Inspired and the video

Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour, plus more for dusting
1 cup  ground almonds
1 egg white


Directions

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until pale and creamy, then beat in whole egg.
  2. Scrape down sides of bowl. Beat in milk, almond and vanilla extracts and salt. Gradually add flour and ground almonds, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  3. Divide dough into 3 equal portions, each in its own bowl. Leave one plain, tint the second with pink food colouring and the third with red. Mix in colourings thoroughly. Cover each dough with plastic wrap and chill until firm and no longer sticky, about 45 min.
  4. Cut 3 pieces of parchment paper at least 25 x 30 cm in size. Using a rolling pin, roll each dough into a 18 x 23 cm rectangle, approx. 3 mm thick on its own piece of parchment (i used another piece of parchment paper on top of dough, it was easier to roll this way). Patch edges as required to attain size. Chill dough, still on parchment, on baking sheets until firm.
  5. In a small bowl, beat egg white. To layer, place red dough (still on parchment) on work surface and brush with egg white. Lining up the edges, invert plain dough onto red one and peel off parchment from plain dough. Brush with egg white and invert pink dough on top, again peeling away parchment. Use a sharp knife to lightly trim edges, wiping blade clean between cuts to keep colours distinct.
  6. Place longest side of dough nearest to you and tightly roll up into a log, smoothing and straightening as you roll (lift parchment to help release red dough). Gently press edge of log together to seal. If log’s diameter is thicker than approximately 5 cm, gently hand-roll to lengthen. Wrap log in plastic wrap and chill until firm, approximately 2 hours (or overnight).
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice log into rounds, wiping blade clean between cuts. Set about 2.5 cm apart on 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 12 to 14 minimum, until firm but not browned. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

** Variation : You can do layers instead of swirl (photo below) by ignoring the step 5. Cut the dough in half lengthwise. Brush one of the half with egg white and place the other half on top. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm. Follow step 6.

Valentine Swirl Cookies Variation