My Godmother was beginning the preparations for dinner, Chinese! But to her dismay realized that she had forgotten to pick up fortune cookies. I immediately pulled up a recipe which I had been meaning to try out, and saved the day! We even had most of the family fill out a fortune to be placed into each cookie. Hopefully no one gets their own!
I had trouble getting the batter to spread properly with the method described. Sometimes one would work and the others would spread unevenly. My father and I ended up using the torn-off top of a aluminum can, coated in non-stick spray, to spread them out which worked fairly well. Although they did not come out quite as pretty as the picture included with the original recipe, it was fun to make and definitely worth it for fresh fortune cookies.
1 egg white
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Write fortunes on strips of paper about 2-1/2 inches long and 1/4 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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