February 14, 2008

Giant Chocolate Fortune Cookies


Ingredients:
7 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg whites


for fortunes:
4 1x5 inch strips of paper
Directions:
Write messages on paper. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 300. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or use a silpat lined tray. Whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa, salt, and cornstarch. Add the oil, water, egg whites and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Drop a heaping 1/8 cup of batter on the baking sheet. Spread into a very thin 5 inch circle. Bake 12-14 minutes, then quickly, with a spatula in one hand and a oven mitt on the other, place a fortune in the middle of the cookie. Fold into a half moon then gently pull the ends together to form the shape. Hold the cookie shape for a few minutes until it cools and keeps the shape. You must do each cookie one individually, so repeat for remaining batter.




Yield: 4 giant cookies
My thoughts:
So, this is what my husband made me for Valentine's Day's dessert. He gave them to me a little early (he's making mu shu pork with homemade pancakes for dinner) so I could take a picture and share the recipe today. They are so good, much better than the commercially made ones, and not too difficult to make. A major advantage to making jumbo sized cookies is that they can be made individually in a shorter period of time than it would take to make dozens of tiny cookies. Besides, giant cookies are just more fun. Happy Valentine's Day!


As a side note, Matt finally tried out the silpat and perforated baking sheet I got from Demarle. It worked like a dream! The cookies came out wonderfully. If you want to order one, click here. One of my readers, Alice, is a Demarle representative (i.e. she does home sales) so if they ask you for a rep ID # you can use 5130 and order through her.

11 comments:

  1. These look so cute--and so easy! They sounds delicious, too. Hope the fortune was a good one ;).

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  2. Wow thats a really cool idea!!

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  3. This looks so sweet and delicious at the same time!

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  4. Wow---what an original idea & certainly not everyone has chocolate fortune cookies prepared by their husband for Valentine's Day!

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  5. Aww, what a sweet Valentine's gift. This reminds me, I actually baked a dozen of the standard size fortune cookies for my high school sweetheart after seeing the recipe in a magazine. It was hard to think up clever and romantic sayings for all those fortunes.

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  6. I think I should email this post to my husband. ;) Chocolate fortune cookies --love it.

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  7. Franky, I am more impressed with the mu shu pork and pancakes, but these look like a lot of fun, and just think of the fortunes you could put in tese babies!

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  8. This looks great, and I can't wait to try it! I've tried traditional fortunes before and used an empty egg-crate to keep the cookies in shape while they cooled. I like that these will be bigger (and chocolate!)

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  9. Hi Rachel.

    Just wondering. Where does the water go? Along with the wet ingredients?

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  10. Wow, these turned out awesome!
    I found a recipe in the Martha Stewart wedding magazine and tried it myself - the outcome was way different! It was just weird, they either were too thin and already done, so that it got impossible to bend them or too thick and then just still mushy inside...
    I'm definetely not going to make them for give aways at the wedding! ;)

    So congratulations on such wonderful fortune cookies!

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