Somedays I would like to be Martha Stewart, but most of the time I end up a little closer to Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade.
Today was one of those days…
I wanted to create some fun (adorable, look like they took forever) last-minute Valentine’s Day treats with the kids. How about some tasty chocolate dipped Valentine’s Day fortune cookies?
Though I’ve made fortune cookies from scratch before, this time I simply purchased them pre-made. I bought them at Gygi’s, but you can pick them up from your local restaurant supplier, Chinese restaurant or grocery store.
We melted chocolates in the microwave on full power for one minute (if you need more heat, melt for 30 seconds on half power).
Each fortune cookie was dipped halfway in the chocolate and then placed on parchment paper where we added our sprinkles.
This was sooo much easier than the sugar cookies we usually make, but the novelty made these even MORE impressive.
So ‘fess up. Do you ever take shortcuts? Are your cakes really from a box? Do you really use pre-made lasagna? Have you purchased pre-cut fabric or craft kits?
I am honestly curious (and looking for a little back-up here), what’s your favorite/secret shortcut?
Oh and for those of you who really are perfect, here’s Martha’s fortune cookie recipe. It’s really not THAT hard to make and they taste quite delicious.