Who doesn’t love homemade edible gifts during the holiday season? These festive pink fortune cookies aren’t your typical Christmas cookies, and it’s surprisingly easy to make them at home with just a few simple ingredients and steps. We dyed the dough pink (because why not?), and then dipped each fortune cookie in white chocolate and coated them in crushed candy canes. These adorable DIY fortune cookies will be a sweet addition to those perfectly wrapped gifts.
Makes about 18 Fortune Cookies
- 2 large eggs
- 3 Tablespoons neutral oil (vegetable or peanut)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 3 Tablespoons water
- red food coloring (3-5 drops)
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (melted)
- candy canes (crushed)
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the egg whites, oil and vanilla extract together until frothy.
2. Add the sifted flour, sugar, cornstarch and water to the bowl and whisk until the batter is smooth and lump-free.
3. Add 3-5 drops of red food coloring to the batter and whisk until the batter is evenly tinted.
4. Lightly grease a non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray or oil. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out the batter and pour onto the sheet. Using the back of the tablespoon, spread out the batter in a circular motion to make a circle about 4 inches in diameter. Repeat to make another circle (leaving at least 2 inches between the two). Bake in your preheated oven for 7 minutes, or until the edges just start to darken.
5. Working quickly (but carefully), use a metal spatula to scrape the cookie from the baking sheet and fold in half, sealing the edges.
6. Mold into a fortune cookie by pressing the folded pastry against the side of a mug and hold it in place for a couple of seconds. Quickly repeat with the second baked round on the baking sheet. Working in pairs is best, otherwise the dough dries out too quickly and you can no longer shape the baked rounds. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
7. Let the fortune cookies cool on the edge of mugs or muffin tins until you’re ready to dip in white chocolate.
8. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in 20-second increments until smooth. Crush the candy canes into crumbles.
9. Dip 1/3 of each fortune cookie in the melted white chocolate and coat in the candy cane crumbles. Transfer to parchment paper-lined board and let it harden/set. Once the chocolate has set, gently slip the fortune paper into the side of each cookie, letting the slip of paper stick out a bit.