Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fortune Cookie Favor Tutorial

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For the polka dot shower I recently threw, I made personalized fortune cookies and take out boxes as party favors. I found the idea on interest and gave it a shot, its not difficult but its not super easy either. I decided to share my adventure with you guys in the form of a tutorial.

Here's what you need:

For 12 cookies:
2 egg whites
1/2 cup flour (sifted)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

You'll also need your phrases for the inside of the fortune cookies. Mine were about little baby Owen.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Beat your eggs with the vanilla and almond extract until the eggs are foamy. Then add your sifted flour. 

Add sugar, almond, and vanilla. Mix.

Stir in your water by hand until its all mixed in.
So here's where it gets tricky. I didn't have a silicon mat so you don't have too, but it will really really help. Using nonstick spray makes your cookies change shape, but not using it makes them difficult to get off the baking sheet. Test it out and make the call for you.

Place the batter on cookie tray one tablespoon at a time. Smooth it out into a circle until its about 5 in around. Start with only two or three cookies on the sheet. You only have a few seconds to shape them before they cool and are too hard to shape.

 There aren't a lot of pictures from the shaping process and the ones I have are blurry because you have to work really fast. Sorries.

Bake cookies until they are browned around the edges. Start watching closely at about 4 1/2 minutes, but don't pull them out too soon or they will be doughy.

Once they are golden brown, take them out. Working quickly, put your paper in the center. Fold your cookie in half.

Then, fold your cookie over the edge of a cup. See below.

That's it! You have a fortune cookie. To help them keep their shape while they cool, I put them in a muffin tin. You  don't have to, but I really think it helped them keep their shape.

You can package your cookies however you want. Wrap them individually in colored plastic wrap. Put them in a bag with tissue paper. Or! You can put them in mini takeout boxes like I did.

You can change yours up however you wants. Different color boxes, melt chocolate on the outside, add food coloring to the batter.

But whatever you do, don't freeze them. I froze mine and it made the texture all chewy when they thawed. They still tasted yummy though!

If you do make your own, make sure to leave me a photo comment of it below!

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  1. super cute! you have so many showers you go to

  2. I know! Its kind of ridiculous. I have to diy everything or I'd go broke! haha. Stop getting married and having babies everyone!


  3. found your blog on by happy accident. Really cute ideas for baby shower gifts! Though i'd really like to see some girly ones too. :)

  4. Thanks for the kind words! Everyone I know has been having boys lately! It's crazy! As soon as some girlies enter my life you can bet your bottom there will be some girl ideas on here. My bestie is preggers and we all hope its a girl.