Jan 27, 2009

DIY: Fancy Fortune Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies
My friend ‘V’ gets all the credit for this one… she had me help her make these for a New Year’s party last year & I thought they were so fun – plus everyone loved them! 

We made three flavor combos that night – dark chocolate with shredded coconut, white chocolate with chopped pistachios and milk chocolate with crushed peppermint candies.

What you’ll need:
Fortune cookies
One bag chocolate chips (milk, dark, white... whatever you like)
Toppings (sprinkles, chopped nuts or dried fruits, candies)

Step 1: Stockpile Fortune Cookies
You could order ALOT of Chinese takeout & save your cookies. Or you could just call your local takeout restaurant and offer to buy a bag of cookies. You can also find them in bulk at Asian grocery stores or sometimes at specialty stores like Cost Plus World Market. They usually come individually wrapped so you’ll need to unwrap them & discard any broken cookies.

Step 2: Dip & Decorate
You’ll need to melt the chocolate, either in the microwave or over the stove in a double boiler. If microwaving (I usually do), put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted & smooth.

Dip each cookie in chocolate about halfway & turn to coat evenly. You can either roll the chocolate covered portion in a bowl of your topping or simply sprinkle the topping over the cookie. Either way, lay the finished cookie on a sheet of waxed paper until the chocolate has cooled & hardened.

NOTE: The cookies will only keep for a day or two so serve them pretty quickly for best results.

1 comment:

T.Ro. said...

These look great. What a fun idea!