Near the end of the last school year, my daughter brought home a book about making fortune cookies.
It included a recipe and we thought it would be so fun to try it!
So, today I want to share this idea with you- I think you’ll love it!
3 egg whites
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
And here’s what you need to do!
1. Start by cutting small strips of paper & making up some fun fortunes to write on them.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
2. Separate your eggs
3. Our recipe said to mix the egg whites with the sugar using a whisk. You can also whip the egg whites and sugar on high speed with an electric mixer until they get frothy.
4. Stir in melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, water and flour one at a time. Your batter should look similar to the photo above (kind of like pancake batter).
5. Our recipe said to spoon batter into circles (about 3 inches across) on a cookie sheet that had been greased with oil. That totally ruined our pan- it was beyond cleaning. So, I suggest using parchment paper which I’ve heard also works for this!
6. Bake until the edges begin to brown SLIGHTLY- 5ish minutes and remove them quickly. In my photos they don’t look brownish. I suggest you let them get a little brown- just a little. That way they’ll still be bendy, but they should end up crisp- the ones we did weren’t as crisp as we would’ve liked.
7. Add the fortune
8. Fold the cookie in half. (I used my bare hands for this, but my fingers were pretty tender by the end! I have heard that you can get special cotton gloves for handling hot things like this. I’ve also heard of people handling them through a folded piece of parchment paper to reduce the heat.)
9. Bend the cookie as shown above. You can put them inside of a muffin tin, to hold their shape while they cool.
These were so fun to make! You do have to repeat the process quite a few times to make them all, but how fun to make your own fortune cookies! I can think of so many uses for these, for parties treats or favors, for fun school lunch treats, etc. And what about adding food coloring to the batter to make colorful fortune cookies or match them to a party’s decor!
I hope you’ll try this sometime!
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