Food for Thought by Chef Katie Chin, For recipes, visit thesweetandsourchronicles.com
The holidays can be stressful for anyone but even more so when you’re divorced or going through one. Even though if felt like such a relief to not be worrying about my ex around my family at Christmas (our closeness made him feel insecure because he was estranged from his mother and had no siblings) I felt unhinged, like I was at sea with one paddle. I decided to focus my energies on organizing a holiday inspired chocolate fortune cookie workshop at the Ronald McDonald House in Los Angeles. Watching the kids’ faces light up when I arrived and how excited and grateful they were that I came and spent time with them put so much into perspective. Despite my internal struggles, I realized how lucky I am to have my health, family and wonderful friends. I hope you enjoy this recipe for Hand-dipped Holiday Fortune Cookies and may they bring good fortune to you this holiday season!
Chocolate Dipped Holiday Fortune Cookies
- 24 fortune cookies
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or candy coating
- 2 cup white chocolate chips or candy coating
- sliced almonds
- variety of colored sprinkles
- candy canes, ground in a food processor
- bits of toffee
- Place semi-sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips in separate ceramic bowls. Heat semi-sweet chocolate chips for 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring between each interval until melted and smooth. Set aside. Repeat steps with white chocolate chips. You may use a double boiler alternatively to melt chocolate.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Place toppings in individual small bowls. Dip each cookie in semi-sweet or white chocolate and sprinkle with toppings as you desire. Place on cookie sheet. Once cookie sheet is full, place in freezer for 5 minutes to set. Store in an airtight container.