Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Red Velvet Fortune Cookies

Enjoy these red velvet fortune cookies filled with holiday cheer!  Use this recipe for any fun occasion to bring good fortune to a special event.  An original recipe.
1 egg white
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
8 crushed candy canes
4 oz. of white chocolate or almond bark.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  
  2. Crush candy canes in a ziplock bag.  Set aside. 
  3. Write fortunes on strips of paper about 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Generously butter 2 cookie sheets and line with parchment paper.  Or line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats.
  4. Whisk egg whites and vanilla until foamy. 
  5.  Sift the flour, salt, and sugar and add to the egg white mixture.
  6. Place teaspoonfuls of the batter at least 4 inches apart on one of the prepared cookie sheets. Using a back of a spoon, move the batter into round shapes about 3 inches in diameter. Be careful to make batter as round and even as possible. 
  7. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes. 
  8. Remove from oven and immediately release cookie with a wide spatula and place upside down on a flat surface.  Quickly place the fortune on the cookie, close to the middle and fold the cookie in half. 
  9. Place the closed, creased edge across the rim of a measuring cup. Gently pull the pointed edges down, one on the inside of the cup and one on the outside. 
  10. Place folded cookies into the cups of a muffin tin to hold their shape until cool.
  11. Melt white chocolate in a microwave for approximately 60 seconds. 
  12.  Holding each cookie by the pointed edges, dip each cookie half way into the melted chocolate.  Immediately dip into the crushed candy canes. 
  13. Wait until dry.  Serve and eat.
Unwrap candy canes.
Place inside a ziplock bag.
Crush with a saucepan.
Add vanilla and egg whites in a mixing bowl.
Whisk until foamy.
Mixture should be foamy, but not stiff enough to form peaks.
In a sifter, add flour and sugar.
Add cocoa powder.
Sift mixture into the egg whites.
Take one teaspoon.
Place onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Spread mixture out with a back of a spoon into 3 inch diameter circles.
I worked in batches of four.  Bake for 4 to 5 minutes.
Immediately remove from the pan and flip the cookie onto a plate, smooth (bottom) side up.  Add fortune.
Gently fold cookie in half.
Push the closed, creased side of the cookie into the edge of a mug. This will create the shape of a fortune cookie.
Place cookie in a well of a muffin tin to keep its shape until it cools.
Dip each cookie into melted white chocolate.
Then dip into crush candy canes.
Merry Christmas.

Happy baking.


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