Yesterday, Natalie over at Mouse Grows Mouse Learns posted about making fortune cookies, with her daughter, for the Chinese New Year. That reminded me of an idea the girls brought home from their aunt, for putting Bible verses into "fortune", or in this case - Proverb cookies.
The book of Proverbs is full of sage advice, dispensed out in bite sized couplets, perfect for wrapping up into cookies. The girls had a good time this morning, sorting through the book, picking and choosing their favorites.
After they had half a dozen proverbs printed out on strips of paper, we went to work mixing up the cookie dough, following the same "easy" recipe from Allrecipes.com, that Natalie had managed with success.
It didn't work as well for us.
Personally, I blame the Easter Egg Chicken eggs, we picked up from some of our homesteading friends. They come in beautiful shades of pink and green, but are very tiny. We might have needed to add an extra egg white to the recipe to compensate for the size.
Then again, it might have been user error. We had equally poor success with a second, oil based recipe from MomsWhoThink, which is even prefaced with the assurance:
A good fortune cookie recipe is as hard to come by as a good fortune in your cookie! This is the best one yet.
The greasy, sugar cookie like dough made for tasty cookies, but no matter how hot out of the oven they were, we couldn't manage to fold them around our slips of paper, without breaking them into pieces.
It wasn't a bad dough for wrapping, before baking, around chocolate chips, though.
As for the Proverb cookies...
...I found a terrific crochet pattern...
...and had a batch made up in no time. Bringing to mind another bite of Biblical advice:
Ecclesiastes 6:11 Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.
Or, in other (Proverb cookie sized) words...
...always have a backup plan!
It's great to be a homeschooler.
Linked with Bible Alive! Tuesday at The Fantastic Five.