Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies

2 egg whites
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/2 t almond extract
3 TBSP vegetable oil
8 TBSP flour
1 1/2 t cornstarch
1/4 t salt
8 TBSP granulated sugar
3 t water

1. Write fortunes on pieces of paper that are 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Preheat oven to 300. Grease 2 cookie sheets.

2. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg white, vanilla extract, almond extract and vegetable oil until frothy, but not stiff.

3. Sift the flour, cornstach, salt and sugar into a seperate bowl. Stir the water into the flour mixture.

4. Add the flour mixture into the egg white mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter. The batter should not be runny, but should drop easily off the spoon.

5. Place level TBSP of batter onto the cookie sheet, spacing them at least 3 inches apart. Gently tilt the baking sheet back and forth and from side to side so that each tablespoon of batter forms into a flat circle 4 inches in diameter.

6. Bake until the outer 1/2 inch of each cookie turns golden brown and they are easy to remove from the cookie sheet with a spatula (12-15 minutes).

7. Working quickly, remove the cookie with a spatula and flip it over in your hand. Place a fortune in the middle of a cookie. To form the fortune cookie shape, fold the cookie in half, then gently pull the edges downward over the rim of a glass. Place the finished cookie in the cup of a muffin tin so that it keeps its shape.

1. Spray pan with pam spray between each use
2. I used 2 cookie sheets, when I had 1 in the oven I put the other in the freezer to cool it down, then I switched.
3. Only bake 2 cookies at a time. They cool off quickly and you won't have time to fold them all at once. When you get a little quicker at folding them, then you might want to increase to 4 cookies at a time.

For Valentines Day we always have a family dinner which includes fortune cookies. This year I thought it would be fun to try and make my own. I did a quick internet search and found this recipe on, it was posted by Rhonda Parkinson. It had really great reviews so I decided to give it a try. They turned out great, and it was so easy. I wanted to give mine a special touch so I wrote my own fortunes using some valentines sayings ("Be Mine", "Your a sweetheart", "I Love You", etc.) I also melted a little bit of white chocolate that I dipped part of the cookie in, and added sprinkles. Everything is better with sprinkles!!
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