Continuing on my theme of Valentine’s Day, while Cookie napped and John helped Honey in the basement Saturday afternoon, I caught up on Desperate Housewives and, feeling much like Bree, whipped out Martha Stewart’s Felt Fortune Cookies.
The link has her explicit instructions, but I worked with supplies I already had on hand and simplified her instructions a bit. I do adore Martha but sometimes she is just a bit extreme. I like to call myself Martha-like. I get similar results with much less fuss. And I’m okay with that.
Floral wire, twist ties, pipe cleaners or something similar that you already have on hand
Paper for fortunes
Hershey’s Kisses or other small candy (I haven’t filled mine yet because there’s no way the candy would last another week in this house.)Instructions
1. Trace 4 1/2 inch-ish circles on felt. I used an ice cream dish as my template. Cut out circles. The twist ties I already had on hand were the perfect size so I didn’t have to cut mine. You will want them to be just shorter than the diameter of your circle.
2. Using hot glue, affix the wire to the middle of the felt circle. Using one twist tie for each cookie didn’t give it enough strength to hold the cookie shape. So I used two on each cookie.
3. Fold the felt circle in half, using the wire as a guide, so wire is inside cookie. Next, angle the sides toward each other, bending the wire at its halfway point and forming a fortune-cookie shape.
4. Assemble the fortune cookies. Carefully peel back one flap of the felt cookie, and insert a paper fortune and a few candies. Fold the flap back over to close cookie around contents.
Fortunes (I used Bible memory versus but you could use anything here!)
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
I will love you, O Lord, my strength.
Let brotherly love continue.
We love him because he first loved us.
He that loves not knows not God; For God is love.
Keep your heart with all diligence.
Your law is within my heart.
Love works no ill to his neighbor.
Love the Lord your God.
Search me, O God, and know my heart.
Keep yourselves in the love of God.
If God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
Greater love has no man than this.
These things I command you, that you love one another.
I made fourteen cookies for each little – so we will start on February first and go through Valentine’s Day. John immediately picked red so Cookie will get pink. I foresee issues with this arrangement in the future.
We’re off for a last minute playdate with bestie C. She’s saving me from my housekeeper, who will certainly be here for hours upon hours today since he skipped during the great blizzard. And she made chicken pot pie…
PS. While finishing up this post, I overhear this conversation… John: “Coo Coo, do you want to be my hench mint [read: henchmen]?” Cookie: “NO! I a cookie.” I love those kids!