Fortune Cookies


Makes 16 cookies

2 egg whites
1/2 cup flour (sifted)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp water


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Print fortunes (or make your own) and cut them out.

Preheat oven to 400º.

Put egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium-high until white and frothy (almost soft peaks).

Add flour and mix.

Add sugar, almond extract and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Add water and mix again.

Cookies can be cooked on a silicone baking mat or an ungreased cookie sheet. It’s best to cook 2 cookies at a time, so that you can shape the cookies before they cool. You can stagger two cookie sheets to make these faster.

Fortune Cookies drop batter

Drop 2 tsp of batter on baking sheet.

Fortune Cookies spread batter

Working from the center, spread the batter in a circular motion into a 2 1/2 inch circle.

Bake cookies 6-10 minutes, until the edges are very lightly browned.

Fortune Cookies spatula

Remove cookies from the sheet with a thin spatula.

Fortune Cookies fortune

Flip the cookie over and place slip of paper on top.

Fortune Cookies pinch 1

Bring sides up and pinch together. The cookies are really hot; I find it easiest to hold them together under a thin flour-sack towel. It takes a moment for them to stick. The lighter the edges, the better they stick together.

Fortune Cookies pinch 2

Fortune Cookies cup

Bend cookie over the edge of a cup.

Fortune Cookies inside cup

Once your cookie is formed, you can place it in the bottom of the cup to help it keep its shape while cooling.

Let cookies sit out a while to become hard and crunchy, and then place them in an airtight container.

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