Fortune cookies

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
These homemade fortune cookies are pretty easy to make, you just have to work fast to shape them while they’re still warm from the oven.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pure almond extract
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 8 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp water

Directions:

  1. Write fortunes on pieces of paper that are 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.
  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, cornstarch, and sugar into a separate bowl. Stir the water into the flour mixture.
  4. Add the flour into the egg white mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter. The batter should not be runny, but should drop easily off a wooden spoon.
  5. Place level tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, spacing them at least 3 inches apart. Gently use the back of the back of a spoon to make circular motions on the surface of the batter to form circles with about 3.5” diameters.
  6. Bake about 14-15 minutes until the outer 1/2-inch of each cookie turns golden brown and they are easy to remove from the baking sheet with a spatula.
  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, wooden spoon or the edge of a muffin tin. Place the finished cookie in a muffin tin so that it keeps its shape while it cools. Continue with the rest of the cookies. View here for good step by step photos.

Notes:

Recipe slightly adapted from a recipe found on Ceramic Canvas

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