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Baby Boy Joy & Fortune Cookies

by Tickled Red on August 26, 2013 · 33 comments

Guess what!

Ha, had you guys going there for a minute didn’t I. No the pitter patter of little feet is not for us but rather a dear sweet friend of mine Aggie. Discovering friends has taken on a completely new meaning for me over the past few years. I’ve been blessed to meet and befriend some amazing women through this little journey of TR.

Brenda, Me and Aggie at Food Blog Forum 2013 (Disney World)

Never could I imagine the bond that we would develop in 140 characters or less. One of those cheerful happenstances from blogging would be Aggie. I honestly cannot remember how I came across her site but I couldn’t imagine a day now without her, especially after we met a couple of years back. She’s just one of those down to earth girls whose generous nature shines quietly through. It is a rare beautiful quality.

Aggie and her husband, already blessed with a handsome son and charming young daughter are simply overjoyed with their new bambino’s arrival. Honestly, this precious baby boy could not ask to be born into a more loving ecstatic family. If we lived closer to one another, I would share all of our hopes and wishes for their new little guy in person. Actually, a few of us who adore Aggie would like to be there for her which is why we are showering her with love today online.

We wish nothing but the best and good fortune for little baby “M”.

Dearest Aggie, May He Be…

Not to mention sprinkled with endless affection.

Because I know he will be as sweet as you, it’s impossible for him not to be. Even though we share the same tempestuous ocean I wish we lived closer to one another love. Happy “Virtual” Baby Shower darlin’ xoxo

Now these fortune cookies might look difficult but really, they are not. Are they time consuming, yes. Are the cookies hot to handle, yes. I made sure to include some tips, tricks and helpful photos below but if you have, any questions feel free to email me. Trust me they are worth the effort, especially for birthday parties or even New Years. My guys vouch for them.

Some of you may have already visited Aggie’s mouthwatering blog Aggies Kitchen if not you totally should. Also you have to check out all of the other fabulous recipes that everyone else shared for the baby shower today, I am seriously salivating!

Appetizers
Sundried Tomato Hummus from Robyn of Add a Pinch
Melon & Prosicutto Balls from Paula of bell’alimento
Bruschetta from Sheila of Eat2gather
Jalapeno Poppers from Ali of Gimme Some Oven
Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites from Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club
Watermelon Feta Bites with Basil Olive Oil from Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer
Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini from Cheryl of TidyMom

Drinks
Toasted Coconut Milkshakes from Bev of Bev Cooks
Lemon Cream Soda from Angie of Eclectic Recipes
Peach Sorbet Bellini and Spritzers from Shaina of Food for My Family
Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer from Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks
Virgin Peach & Raspberry Bellinis from Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen
Italian Basil Sparkling Lemonade from Marly of Namely Marly
Italian Sodas from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen
Cafe Mocha Punch / or Iced Cafe Mocha from Amy of She Wears Many Hats

Salads
Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar {with Creamy Caesar Dressing} from Brenda of a Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Caprese Salad with Mozzarella Crisps from Christine of Cook the Story
Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes from Suzanne of Kokocooks
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad from Liz of The Lemon Bowl
Herbed Israeli Couscous Salad with Tomato and Mozzarella from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad from Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod
Lentil and Chickpea Layered Salad from Lisa of With Style & Grace

Entrees
Chicken Cacciatore from Meagan of A Zesty Bite
Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry from Cassie of Bake Your Day
Potato-Crusted Vegetarian Quiche with Zucchini, Tomatoes & Feta from Dara of Cookin’ Canuck
“Straw & Hay” Tagliatelle in Cream Sauce from Flavia of Flavia’s Flavors
Grilled Italian Chicken with Veggie & Bow Tie Pasta from Katie of Katie’s Cucina
Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies & Turkey Sausage from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini from Kathy of Panini Happy

Desserts
Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Cream Frosting from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Crostata di Mango from Lora of Cake Duchess
Italian Ice from Kristen of Dine & Dish
Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta from Jenny of Picky Palate
Italian Cream Cake from Deborah of Taste and Tell
Panna cotta from Leslie of The Hungry Housewife
Fortune Cookies from Shari of Tickled Red
Baby Vanilla Bean Scones a la Starbucks from Tara of Unsophisticook

Love and Hugs!

Shari

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Fortune Cookies: Makes 9-15 (depending on circle size)

Ingredients

2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 teaspoons water

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease 2 9-X-13 inch baking sheets.

In a mixing bowl lightly beat the egg white, vanilla extract, almond extract and vegetable oil until frothy, but not stiff.

Sift the flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar into a separate bowl. Stir the water into the flour mixture.

Combine the flour mixture with the egg white mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter. The batter should drop easily off a wooden spoon.

Place level tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, spacing them at least 3 inches apart. Gently spread the batter in a circular motion so that each tablespoon of batter forms a circle approx. 4 inches in diameter.

Bake approx. 14 – 15 minutes until the outer 1/2-inch of each cookie turns golden brown and are easily removed from the baking sheet with a spatula.

Working quickly, remove the cookie with a spatula and flip it over in your hand. Place a fortune in the middle of the cookie.

To form the fortune cookie shape, fold the cookie in half then gently pull the edges down touching edge to edge. To make the crescent dent, bend the center over the edge of a muffin tin. Place the finished cookie in the cup of the muffin tin so that it keeps its shape. Continue with the rest of the cookies.

TIPS & TRICKS: Use cold cookie sheets. Only bake two – three cookies at a time, otherwise they will dry and crack before you can bend them all. Remove one tray and place another tray of cookies to bake while you are folding the first batch. Wear cotton gloves if you can, the cookies are extremely hot!

Dipping Chocolate

1 1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips (use pure chocolate chips)
2 tablespoons shortening
Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a glass bowl.
Place the bowl over a small pot with water. Make sure the bowl barely rests in the water and does not touch the bottom of the pot. Bring the water to a low boil, then reduce the heat to low. (DO NOT LET ANY WATER MIX WITH THE CHOCOLATE).
Stir the chocolate and shortening continuously with a spatula until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth, approx. 5-10 minutes.
Remove chocolate from the heat.
Dip and enjoy!
Shari

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Erika August 26, 2013 at 8:20 am

These are sooo adorbs!! Love it!

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles August 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

These are the most fabulous fortune cookies I’ve ever seen. Obviously, I love the dip of chocolate. But the best part? Those sweet sentiments inside. Absolutely beautiful, and perfect for dear Aggie. “as sweet as his mother” = LOVE!!!

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Sue {munchkin munchies} August 26, 2013 at 10:11 am

Wow, that’s quite a line-up! Your fortune cookies, and the messages inside, are perfectly adorable!

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Sarah @ Miss Candiquik August 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

These are adorable! What a great idea for fortune cookies!

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Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies August 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

Congratulations to Aggie! These are adorable, Red. And I just love the fortunes – so sweet!

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Marly August 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

Ahh, how sweet are these cookies!! I love it. Perfect for a baby shower. It’s so fun to be a part of this event with you!

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Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies August 26, 2013 at 11:37 am

What a sweet treat! Perfect for a baby shower. ;)

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katie August 26, 2013 at 11:53 am

What an adorable idea!

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JulieD August 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm

These are seriously the cutest things ever!! What a great idea!!! You’re so sweet, Shari! Thank you so much for joining in to help us celebrate Aggie! xo

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Christine (Cook the Story) August 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

This idea is beyond wonderful. I got a tear in my eye reading the little notes for inside the cookie. I just love this. And I love being part of this special shower for Aggie with you and all the other amazing bloggers today.

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Rachel Cooks August 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

These are so fun! Love them!

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl August 26, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I’ve never seen anything more adorable in my life! Thank you so much for participating!

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Kathy - Panini Happy August 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm

What a fabulous shower idea! In fact, it’s perfect for any occasion when you want to send someone a bunch of well wishes. Love it, Shari!

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Suzanne August 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

These are so perfect! I love all the sweet messages to the guest of honor that are encased in the cookies.

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Catherine August 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Omg these are soooo cute! How far in advance could I make these?

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Tickled Red August 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Hi darlin’,

Thanks so much! They should keep approx. a week in an air tight container but I’m always cautious with thin cookies. So personally I wouldn’t make them more than 48 hrs before the party but that’s just me (wink).

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Terry Covington August 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm

My first visit to your blog, but I will be a regular visitor now. What a lovely, heartfelt post. You obviously took a lot of time and care to both make the cookies and to write your hopes and good wishes; it is just lovely.

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Aggie August 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Shari, these are the most precious and amazing cookies I’ve ever seen! As soon as I saw them I sent the post to Larry. You have no idea how touched I am by all of this, but I especially love those sweet written fortunes inside the cookies – seriously love. (The Gator one made me smile :) )

Love that pic of us and I’m so glad I got to spend some time with you earlier this year! Until next time…

Thank you so much friend, love ya!! xoxo

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Leslie August 30, 2013 at 9:49 am

These are freakin’ adorable. So genius for a shower!

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Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen August 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I can’t believe you made fortune cookies, so stinking cute! And the fortunes were so thoughtful. Love your spirit!

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