Will you be my Valentine?

 

My dad always told me the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

 

Girls. It’s true.

 

Here is what you do.

Step 1: Make homemade fortune cookies. Make them nice and big because boys like to eat a lot. Write lovey-dovey notes and stick them inside. Dip them in chocolate and sprinkles and arrange them in a pretty little box.

Step 2: Take a pound of chocolate and melt it into a heart shape. It’s the best because it’s a heart but it’s also a POUND of chocolate. Write a lovey-dovey note on top.

Step 3: Package it all up and give it to the cutest boy you know.

 

I’m lucky. I know this reeeeeeally cute boy.

 

Oh and just to be clear…. the way to a girl’s heart? Can also be through her stomach. Just saying. Girls eat too.

 

Homemade Fortune Cookies
adapted from Cooking Light

1/2 C flour
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 egg whites

Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well – no lumps. Place in a container and chill 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Draw circles on paper. Turn paper over. If you don’t have parchment paper, simply grease a baking sheet and use flour to outline the circle. I took a small bowl that was the size of the circle I needed, dipped it in flour, and tapped it down onto the greased sheet. Spoon 1 teaspoon batter into center of each of the drawn circles (may need a little more depending on size); spread evenly to fill circle. Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes or until the cookies are brown just around the edges and a little toward the centers. Remove from the oven. Let sit for a few seconds before removing from pan. Working quickly, loosen edges of cookies with a spatula, and turn over.

Place fortune along the center of 1 cookie. Fold cookie over so the edges meet ; press edges together. Gently pull the ends of the cookie down over the rim of a small bowl (or jar); hold for a few seconds or until set. Repeat procedure with remaining cookies.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

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One Comment to “Will you be my Valentine?”

  1. That CJ is one lucky boy!!

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