Give your sweet stuff a personalized love note -- in a fortune cookie! It's the perf DIY Valentine's gift!
How many cool ideas are there for Valentine's Day? Lemme count the ways. BUT...here's the coolest yet. Guaranteed to send your heart into v-fib.
These personalized make-em-yourself Fortune Cookies
are super quick, super easy and totally custom!
First, use your computer or hand-write some "fortunes." Cut them into little strips about 2" long by 1/2" high so they look all fortune-cookie-y.
Next decide if you're gonna use a refrigerated crust or roll out your own all afternoon. Then open the fridge and pull out a ready-done Pillsbury pie crust. You is so smart.
Now, find something round that's about 2-1/4" to 2-1/2" in diameter. Cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, glass...whatevs yous gots.
Make 16 circles.
Then the fun part ... fold one "fortune" and tuck it in the middle of the circle. (Folding it in half twice
works super well I found out after I took this picture!)
Pinch the edges (not the center) of the half-circle to seal it, then bend it toward the fold. Try to make the "belly" puff out a bit so your fortune cookie has dimension and isn't flat like a pancake. The Chinese fortune cookie factories will then be proud of you.
Line 'em up on a cookie sheet.
And bake them at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes -- 'til they're golden brown.
So cute already! But ... they're naked.
Let's pick out a few outfits for 'em to wear -- like chocolate drizzle and white chocolate with sprinkles. I love dressing up my baked stuff. (Yes, I was one of those kids who dressed up her kitten, too.)
Now they're ready to strut their stuff!
Personalize them for your lovies. This one's for my daughter the soccer dudette. I shoulda put her jersey # on there!
And what better way to package them for gifts than in a Valentine Chinese take-out box -- natch!
Ok, enuf pictures already! Jk -- one more...
Your turn -- go make these!
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