In an entire year, I need more than just one day devoted to love, and I certainly am a girl who appreciates a compliment. And is there a better way to get compliments, than by writing your own? These “Cupid’s” fortune cookies are indeed tasty, cute and easy to make, but they are also a terrific way to tell your loved ones, and tell yourself that you are pretty darn fantastic. Oh and when that message comes wrapped in a cookie? All the better!
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
Red food coloring
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Generously grease 2 cookie sheets.
Mix the egg white and vanilla until foamy but not stiff. Sift and blend the flour, salt, and sugar into the egg white mixture. I started out with plain cookies, and gradually added more and more red coloring to the batter as I baked, so that I ended up with a nice assortment of white, pink and reds for my “any time” Valentine’s cookie batter.
Bake for 5 minutes or until the cookies have a golden outer edge. The center will remain pale. While one sheet is baking, prepare the next.
These really do make a terrific and cheap Valentine’s Day card AND gift! If you know someone who needs a little pick-me-up, or just have someone special you want to share Valentine’s Day with, I highly recommend these homemade fortune cookies!