Whip up a sweet homemade romantic treat with this recipe for Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies. For more Valentine’s ideas, see this compilation of our perfect menu for the day.

2 large egg whites
45ml butter, melted and cooled
2 tsp water
½ tsp Nielsen-Massey Almond Extract
100g castor sugar
100g flour
2tsp cornflour
pinch of salt
100g white chocolate
pink food colouring powder
pink and red sprinkles for decorating

How to
Cut out 20 strips of paper, 1,5cm x 6cm in size. Write messages of your
choice onto the papers and fold each in half.

Preheat your oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.

Draw 2 circles of 8-10cm’s diameter onto each piece of paper (use a mug or
small bowl to trace around). Turn the paper upside down so that the pencil
does not come into contact with the cookies.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites, melted butter, water and
almond extract. Add the castor sugar and whisk well.

Sift together the flour, cornflour and salt, then add to the liquid mixture and
beat until smooth.

Take a tablespoon of mixture and spread it onto one of the circles, keeping it
as neat and smooth as possible. Repeat with the other another tablespoon of

Bake the cookies for 7-10 minutes, until the edges are just turning golden

Working quickly, cover one cookie with a clean tea towel. Use a palette knife
to flip the other cookie over. Place a message onto one half, then fold the
other side of the cookie over to create a semi-circle. Push the edges together
gently to close, then place the cookie onto the rim of a glass or mug and push
the ends down to bend the cookie in the middle. Hold for a few seconds, then
place the cookie into the cup of a muffin tin to hold its shape until cool and

Now work on the other cookie, repeating the above step. Continue this until
you have used up all of the batter. You need to work with the cookies while
they are still warm!

Once the cookies have cooled completely, melt the chocolate in the
microwave at 30 seconds intervals (or over a double boiler). Divide the melted
chocolate in two and colour one half with the pink food colouring powder.

Dip one half of a fortune cookie into the chocolate, then decorate with
sprinkles and set aside on a sheet of greaseproof paper to cool. Repeat with
the remaining fortune cookies. As soon as the chocolate has set, store the
cookies in an airtight container.

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This recipe and photo provided by and copyright to Astrid Field from the Sweet Rebellion. Visit The Sweet Rebellion website, and see more of her delectable sweet treat recipes