Valentine’s Day is coming up and I wanted to come up with a super cute baking idea for all of you that need some help in the creativity department…heart shaped rice krispies treats are cute and all, but let’s DO MORE. I’m one of those people who has spent 24 Valentine’s Days alone, but still love Valentine’s Day; because hey, being bitter and single ain’t a good look, boo. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about romantic love- it’s the perfect time to share the love with family, friends, etc.
Anyways, these fortune cookies are so cute to give as a gift- you can customize the fortunes yourself, but if you don’t know what to use just download my free printable fortunes at the end of this post. This isn’t a Valentine’s Day exclusive recipe- get creative and change up the decor & fortunes for birthdays, anniversaries, or any other holidays!
Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies Recipe (Adapted from Popsugar Food)
Yield: 18 cookies
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
4 egg whites
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Optional: colored candy melts, chocolate, sprinkles, or decorations of your choice!
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and sugar.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites until frothy. Set aside.
Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour the canola oil, water, and vanilla extract into the center. Use a rubber spatula to stir the wet ingredients. Eventually incorporate the dry ingredients along the sides of the bowl. Stir until all the dry ingredients are well blended.The batter will be stiff. Add half of the egg whites. Mix well to break up any lumps. When smooth, incorporate the remaining egg whites. Mix until smooth.
Pipe or spoon the batter about the size of a quarter onto a nonstick baking sheet, leaving about 3 inches of space in between each spoonful of batter. Using the back of a spoon or spatula, spread the batter in a circular motion outward to make it as thin as possible without creating holes in the batter. Bake for approximately 8 to 10 minutes until slightly brown around the edges.
Remove from oven and with an offset spatula, carefully and quickly scrape the fortune circles off the nonstick sheet and flip them over. Place a fortune strip in the center of the cookie. Immediately fold them in half slightly and crease the middle of the cookie on the edge of the hot pan or a cup to shape. Place the folded fortune cookies into a muffin pan to cool (so they won’t lose their shape). Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
I think these turned out super cute & they taste EXACTLY like the real thing. Don’t forget to send me a photo if you recreate these- I’d love to see!