Tuesday, February 14, 2012

                  Happy Valentines Day

Wanted to share with you our favorite cookie we make every year for
                                    Valentines Day




       This recipe from Martha Stewart and is one of the easiest and tastiest ones out there. And so much fun to make.   


Big Valentines Hugs to all of you 
~~Pattie~~                                     


You will need:


5 tablespoons melted butter
4 Egg Whites
1 Cup Sugar
1Cup Flour
A pinch of salt
3 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
Cooking Spray



Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet liberally with cooking spray. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine egg whites and sugar, and beat on medium speed, about 30 seconds. Add flour and salt, and beat until combined. Add butter, heavy cream, and almond extract, and beat until combined, about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of batter onto half of the baking sheet, and spread with the back of a spoon into a thin 5-inch circle; repeat on the other half of the sheet. Bake until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown, about 8 minutes.
  4. Transfer baking sheet to a heat-resistant surface. Working as quickly as possible, slide a spatula (an offset spatula, available at specialty kitchen shops, works best) under one of the cookies. Lift it up, and place it on a clean kitchen towel. Using your fingers, fold the cookie in half, pinching the top together to form a loose semicircle. Hold the cookie with your index fingers inserted at each open end, and slide your thumbs together along the bottom line. Press into the center of the cookie while bending the two open ends together and down to form the shape of a fortune cookie. This whole process should take about 10 seconds. Once the cookie hardens, which begins to happen almost immediately, you cannot fold it. Place the fortune cookie on the kitchen towel to cool, and shape the second cookie. Repeat until all the batter is used up. To speed up the process, bake four cookies at a time, staggering two cookie sheets by 4 minutes to give you time to shape. To avoid wasting batter, practice folding with a circle of paper first.
  5. Write your message on a long strip of sturdy art paper, such as Japanese moriki. Thread the fortune through the cookie when it has cooled.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

Those not only look good and I'm sure taste good, but look like they would be so fun to have too. I've never tried to make my own fortune cookies like that. That's a neat idea for Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing.

Susie said...

That would absolutely be a fun cookie to make any time. Wouldn't it be cute at a young girl's sleep over. :):) Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

NanaDiana said...

Oh...these look soooo good..and they are pretty! xo Diana

From the Kitchen said...

What a fun way to "express" yourselves! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Tia.

Best,
Bonnie

SerenaB said...

These look super tasty! Very cute for Valentines Day! I have wanted to make fortune cookies for a long time, maybe I will finally step out of the box and try! I look forward to peeking around your blog and following you! Have an amazing week! Happy Valentines Day!

Gina said...

These look like very yummy fortune cookies! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Valentine's Day!

Bee Lady said...

Those look fun and yummy!

Cindy Bee

Debbiedoo's said...

Those look so good Pattie. Miss ya girl, hope all is well.

Candy said...

Gotta try these.......

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