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I See Dark Chocolate in Your Future

Dark Chocolate Fortune Cookies

As I tucked handwritten fortunes into homemade dark chocolate fortune cookies, I felt a sense of power – I had control over someone’s destiny.  Whether you believe them or not, the words in a fortune cookie can get you thinking about a bright future to come.  I wanted to keep my fortunes positive and joyful, so I wrote things like, “You will receive great news soon,” “Somebody loves you very much,” and “You will soon receive a very special surprise.”  Lastly, I wrote a special fortune for Jonathan and brought the cookie upstairs to him.  It read, “You will be taking a picture of these cookies soon.”  His fortune came true minutes later.

Fortune Cookies

When I first got my mini ice cream cone maker, I fell in love with idea of making little cones.

Chef's Choice 836 Petite Cone Express

The machine produces three tiny ice cream cones at a time - just big enough for a golf ball-sized scoop of ice cream.

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mini ice cream cones

At the time, I adored the gadget, but I chalked it up to a another single-use toy.  Then, I realized that I could use it to make paper thin chocolate wafers.

Chocolate Wafers

It never occurred to me that I would one day be using my mini ice cream cone maker to create adorable fortune cookies.  Using the mini ice cream cone maker to make fortune cookies is super easy and keeps the size of the cookies consistent.

How to Make Dark Chocolate Fortune Cookies

Step 1: Put a half tablespoon of batter (the recipe below is directly from Chef’s Choice) into the petite waffle cone maker at the 2 1/2 setting.  Close and cook until the green light comes back on.  I strongly suggest doing just one cookie at a time because you’ll need to work really fast to insert the fortune and shape the cookie.

Fortune Cookies

Step 2: While the cookie is still really hot, slip a fortune in and loosely fold in half.

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Step 3: Press the folded ends of the cookie down over the lip of a glass to form the fortune cookie shape.

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Step 4: Cool in a cupcake tin.  This keeps the cookie from expanding too much while it cools.  In just a few minutes, it will be crunchy and ready to eat!

Fortune Cookies

Store in a container that isn’t airtight (an airtight container can cause the cookies to get soggy).

DIY Dark Chocolate Fortune Cookies

Yield: 24 fortune cookies (you might have a few extra, but not every one will be perfect. So, plan to get 24 good ones)

DIY Dark Chocolate Fortune Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dutch-processed cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat petite waffle cone maker to the 2 1/2 setting.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan on low heat. Stir periodically and set aside to cool when completely melted.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat eggs and salt.
  4. Beat in sugar until fully combined.
  5. Beat in chocolate mixture.
  6. Mix in flour and cocoa powder until just combined.
  7. Put a half tablespoon of batter into the petite waffle cone maker at the 2 1/2 setting.
  8. Close and cook until the green light comes back on. I strongly suggest doing just one cookie at a time because you'll need to work really fast to insert the fortune and shape the cookie.
  9. While the cookie is still really hot, slip a fortune in and loosely fold in half.
  10. Press the folded ends of the cookie down over the lip of a glass to form the fortune cookie shape.
  11. Cool in a cupcake tin. This keeps the cookie from expanding too much while it cools. In just a few minutes, it will be crunchy and ready to eat!
  12. Store in a container that isn't airtight (an airtight container can cause the cookies to get soggy).

Notes

The recipe for the batter is from Chef's Choice, re-written in my own words.

http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2014/02/darkchocolatefortunecookies.html

Important note:  Although Chef’s Choice did send me the waffle cone maker for free back in 2009, this is not a sponsored post.  I just love the product.

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2 Responses to I See Dark Chocolate in Your Future

  1. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting February 13, 2014 at 12:30 am #

    These are just the cutest thing ever!

  2. Bunny February 20, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    I have one of these cone makers and love it too. I will try these since they look both fun and yummy. I also like using the machine to make savory filled cones!

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