Make your own Fortune Cookies for Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. There’s just something about giving yummy gifts to the people you love with cheesy puns attached. I have been making fortune cookies for Valentine’s Day for a couple years now, they are fun to make and you can personalize the messages you put into them! I even took them up a notch this year and added hearts to make them extra festive!


Valentine Fortune Cookie Recipe:
-3 egg whites
-3/4 cup sugar
-1/2 cup butter (melted)
-1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp. almond extract
-1 cup flour
-2 Tbs. water
-Red food coloring

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients together with a whisk until combined. Add a couple drops of food coloring to make the batter pink. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray or cover with parchment paper. With a cookie scoop, scoop out an even amount of batter onto your cookie sheet. Using a spoon spread the batter into a thin circle about 4 inches wide. Set aside a 1/2 cup of batter for the hearts.
To add the hearts:
With the 1/2 cup of batter you set aside, add a couple more drops of food coloring to make the batter red. Put the batter inside a sandwich bag and cut a small hole in one of the corners of the bag making a small piping bag.

 

Pipe small polka dots onto your batter circles.

 

 

Drag a toothpick through the center of each dot making a heart.

 

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Take them out of the oven and quickly start folding them, they dry quickly. Fold the circles in half once, making sure the heart patterns show on the outside. Push the center of the fold onto the rim of a glass making a fortune cookie shape. Cut strips of paper and write personal messages onto them. Fold the paper and insert the message into the fortune cookie using tweezers.

Go to your local Chinese restaurant and ask them if you can have or buy a couple of take out boxes. Decorate with heart stickers and give them to that special someone! Perfect yummy and sentimental gift! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you try them out let me know how they turn out!

 

 

 

Fortune Cookie Recipe for Valentine's Day

 

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  1. Carlee says:

    How fun are those?! I love them!

  2. These look so great!! love the little hearts on them.

    1. I’m glad you like them!

  3. I love these!! There are adorable.I can't believe how easy they are to make!Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks! They are super fun!

  4. Camille, these are so cute! I have never tried to make fortune cookies but you make it look easy. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing at #thursdayfavoritethings! Pinned and tweeted.

    1. They are easy and delicious!

  5. oh my goodness these are fantastic! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you liked the tutorial:)

  6. Holly Gagnon says:

    OMGeeee! For realz, these are sooo awesome! Holly 🙂

  7. Stunningly cool. You rock girl. I am so happy I found your creative blog today at mollys link up.

    1. Glad you stopped by! I’ll have to check out your blog as well!

  8. What a fun and creative idea, totally pinning! Have a great day xo

  9. These cookies are the cutest! Such a great idea, and so perfect for Valentine’s Day.
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

  10. These are so cute! I love them! Such a good idea and they seem easier than I would have thought!

    1. I love how easy they are!

  11. Andrea says:

    Oh wow!! You did such an amazing job!
    I want to try those.
    Andrea Snow
    snowbyheart.com

  12. Maria Smith says:

    How many cookies does your recipe make? ❤️

    1. It makes about 15-18 when I man them 🙂

  13. Vi says:

    How do you prevent it from cracking? I waited a minute and fold them and they started to tear

    1. They will tear a tiny bit around the fold, but they shouldn’t tear too much. Make sure that the edges are slightly brown. If you bake them too little they will be too soft and too much will make them too dry that they will not fold properly. Hopefully this helps!

      1. Vi Truong says:

        Oh okay thanks! I fixed it in my second batch. My second question is are they suppose to be chewy? I tried the first batch I made this morning and they are chewy and not crunchy as the original fortune cookies.

        1. They end up being a little softer than normal fortune cookies, but I kind of like them this way. If you want them to be harder and dryer like traditional fortune cookies, leave them out to dry overnight uncovered! Hope this helped!

  14. Such a lovely idea, they look beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing at last weeks Creative Mondays, you are one of my features later on this weeks blog hop 🙂