I love holidays and with Valentine’s Day around the corner I had this great idea to make personalized fortune cookies. I had seen it done once or twice on the food network and it looked so easy! They make everything look easy, oh and it always makes me hungry.
Anyway, I found this super simple recipe for Fortune Cookies on AllRecipes.com. Looks simple, great reviews, and very few ingredients. If you are going to make fortune cookies prepare on making a test batch or 2. It takes a couple tries to get the oven set right and the thickness figured out.
Once I had it figured out, and remember to check on the cookies every 4 minutes…it was simple! However, if you don’t have patience, you can always buy store bought fortune cookies and decorate them with chocolate and sprinkles to get the same effect.
- 1 egg white
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Butter a cookie sheet really well. Parchment doesn’t work so well for this one.
Write fortunes on strips of paper about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. This is fun for the kids
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 on one of the prepared cookie sheets. Make one at a time until you get the hang of it. You have to move quickly.
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. It will need to be thin like a crepe.
Bake for 4 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.
Dip cookie in melted chocolate or chocolate frosting when cooled and cover in holiday sprinkles.
**Gluten Free** I did try to make a gluten free batch, but they just fell apart. I will have to keep trying different flour mixes and see what I can come up with.
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