“Learn how to make easy, homemade fortune cookies flavored with chocolate and Coca-Cola and finished off with glitter sprinkles”
I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited and thankful to be on the verge of a fresh new year! 2015 has been wonderful but something tells me that 2016 will be even better!
Are you planning a New Years party?
Normally I spend New Years Eve at home with my husband and sons recovering from the holidays and back-to-back birthdays but me and my big mouth suggested that we throw a huge extended family New Years Eve party.
Why do I do this to myself? Hey what can I say, I’m a sucker for making memories so let the party planning begin!
It’s been so long since we’ve done a big family New Years Eve party and they are always so much fun! We play games, make family visions boards, eat every appetizer under the sun, indulge in lots of bubbly and end the night (or morning) by breaking open a homemade, sparkling good fortune cookie.
We always look forward to going around the room and hearing everybody’s fortune. Sometimes we make the fortunes funny just for a good laugh and other times we decide to keep it more realistic.
I’ll be making the fortune cookies this year and I’ve decided to do motivational quotes. I’ve asked my guests to email me their favorite motivational quote on any topic.
One of the benefits of making homemade fortune cookies, besides being able to customize the messages, is being able to customize the flavor and color!
We normally have plain fortune cookies but this year I’m making chocolate fortune cookies dipped in glitter sprinkles.
Instead of using club soda in the batter, I’m jazzing things up by using some classic Coca-Cola! I love the taste of Coca-Cola in anything chocolate so I knew this would be a winning combination.
Besides, Coca-Cola just has this way of making people happy. It’s such a classic that embodies everything that I hope this party will bring; togetherness, smiles, sharing, happiness….
If you’re looking for a new tradition to start with your family and friends on New Years Eve why not have a “coke and a smile” and crack open a sparkling good fortune cookie!
Here’s to a happy, safe, healthy and prosperous 2016 to us all!!!!
Need more creative ways to ring in the New Year? Check out Coca-Cola’s pinterest board for ideas and inspiration for your New Years celebration!
How to Make Chocolate Coca-Cola Fortune Cookies!
- 3 egg whites
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/4 cup Coca-Cola
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- karob syrup or frosting
- Edible glitter sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 375. F.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Mix in melted butter, Coca-Cola, and vanilla extract.
- Sift in coca powder and flour.
- Mix JUST until completely combined.(Very important: If you over mix, the cookies will be rubbery and hard to fold)
- Place a tablespoon of batter onto the cookie sheet and use the back of the spoon to spread out the batter into a thin, even 3-inch circle.
- Repeat until you have 2-3 circles on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes or until edges start to darken.
- When cookies come out of the oven carefully fold them over into a half circle.(be gentle and do not press the crease or the cookie will split)
- Gently & quickly open the half circles slightly to insert the paper fortune.
- Place the half circles over the edge of a drinking glass (folded side on glass) and carefully bring the tips down and together to create the fortune cookie shape.
- Place the cookies into a muffin tin to help retain their shapes while they cool and harden.
- When cookies have hardened, brush the tips with corn syrup and sprinkle with glitter sparkles.
2.) Don't sweat the mistakes. You'll have a few cookies that just don't turn out right and some will turn out picture perfect. A few imperfections make them special.
3.) If you find that your fortune cookies are spitting while you are folding them then either you are not cooking them long enough, folding them while they are way to hot, or folding them after they have cooled off too much.
4.) When spreading out your batter, try to get the edges of the circles as even as possible since this will be the edges of your finished cookies. Smooth edges just looks much better than jagged edges.