Sunday, October 10, 2010

Nirvana Attained!

All photos and linked recipe courtesy of Colette at My Computer is My Canvas on

These look soooo good right? And hidden inside these chocolate nuggets of goodness is raw chocolate chip cookie dough!  My personal idea of HEAVEN!  I can't take credit for these, but found them while I was looking for a project for my daughter's nursery school class. 

Colette of "My Computer is My Canvas," on has taste tested the best of all the Raw Cookie Dough recipes she could find with her sister, Lisa of Lisa's Recipe Cards (also on Blogspot), and the results are on Collette's blog at

Not only that, she has ingeniously dipped them in chocolate turning them into a treat for the most discriminating of guests!  For your wedding, think of adding some icing flowers in colors to accent you color scheme or make them into cookie dough pops if you are feeling extra crafty! For any bride who is a DIY'r her blog is full of great projects that could be adapted for use in your wedding.  I guess you could say I'm a fan, with a capital 'F'!   Head over to her blog for further ideas for these wonderful melt in mouth wonders and more ideas for your wedding.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Italian Weddings Overflow With Cookies!

Iced Italian Wedding Cookies (Photo via The Happy Wanderer Blog)

Lady Locks (Photo via

Photo by Ross Mantle via The New York Times


Do It Yourself Fortune Cookies -- Recipe Included

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Not interested in paying a wedding favor company for fortune cookies, or just want to control the fortunes in the cookies? Why not make your own?  The reciple below makes a dozen great fortune cookies that you can either serve plain or with some sherbret.  Cookies can also be dipped in chocoloate! Yum!

Fortune Cookie Recipe

Makes one dozen cookies.

1 egg white
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a cookie sheet. Write fortunes on strips of paper about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Generously grease 2 cookie sheets.

Mix the egg white and vanilla until foamy but not stiff. Sift the flour, salt, and sugar and blend into the egg white mixture.

Place teaspoonfuls of the batter at least 4 inches apart on one of the prepared cookie sheets. Tilt the sheet to move the batter into round shapes about 3 inches in diameter. Be careful to make batter as round and even as possible. Do not make too many, because the cookie have to be really hot to form them and once they cool it is too late. Start with 2 or 3 to a sheet and see how many you can do.

Bake for 5 minutes or until cookie has turned a golden color 1/2 inch wide around the outer edge of the circle. The center will remain pale. While one sheet is baking, prepare the other.

Remove from oven and quickly move cookie with a wide spatula and place upside down on a wooden board. Quickly place the fortune on the cookie, close to the middle and fold the cookie in half. Place the folded edge across the rim of a measuring cup and pull the pointed edges down, one on the inside of the cup and one on the outside. Place folded cookies into the cups of a muffin tin or egg carton to hold their shape until firm.
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