Chinese Treats for Valentine’s Day

Chinese Treats for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is coming up and instead of giving the usual box of chocolates, why not bake something unique for that someone special. Here are some delicious Chinese recipes that make the perfect unique gift.

Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookie Recipe
Tell your loved ones just how much they mean to you by writing each of them your own specific fortunes in these delicious chocolate dipped fortune cookies. Not only will they receive something chocolate, but they also get several loving fortunes as well. These make a fun and delicious Valentine’s Day treat.

Quick and Easy Chinese Red Bean Pastry
Puff pastry wrapped around a delicious sweet red bean paste is sure to please your Valentine this year. These little round shaped pastries are easy to make and are a unique treat, especially if your special someone has never had Chinese red bean paste.

Chinese Pineapple Tarts
These min bite sized pastries are made with piecrust that is filled with a delicious sweet pineapple filling. This recipe uses pre made piecrust and pineapple preserves, both of which save time and make this a quick and simple recipe. These little treats are easy to make and will impress your loved ones.

Almond Cookies Recipe
Chinese almond cookies, or almond biscuits are always a hit. These almond flavored crumbly cookies are cut from dough that is shaped into a long log to form round almond cookies. However they can also be made into heart shapes by first simply shaping the log of dough into a long heart shape, and then cutting the cookies from it. These are sure to please all of your loved ones.

Five Spice Cut Out Cookies Recipe
These five spice flavored cookies are my go to Valentine’s Day gift. They are easy to make and can be cut using cookie cutters into any shape you choose. I usually use heart shaped cookie cutters and sometimes more intricate cutters such as a cupid cutter for this recipe.

After choosing and baking your desired recipe, don’t forget to make a great presentation. Unique gift boxes and trays can be found at specialty stores and sometimes local grocery stores. For instance, if making the chocolate dipped fortune cookies, I would use a Chinese take out box to present them in. For the red bean pastries, I would maybe choose a square bakery box and tie it with red ribbon. Be creative, and most importantly – have fun, enjoy!

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