Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fortune Cookies

These were so delicious!  Everyone loved them I will say that mine only made 8 instead of ten so mommy and daddy only got one each. :-(  The key to these is making sure you spread the batter thin, I know it doesn't look like it will hold but trust me it will.

3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup all-purpose flour

Write fortunes on small strips of paper (3-1/2 in. x 1/4 in.); set aside.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Draw two 3-1/2-in. circles on paper; set aside.
In a small bowl, beat the butter, sugar, egg white and vanilla.
Add flour; mix well.
Spread 1 tablespoon batter over each circle.
Bake at 400° for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned. (Mine took about 6 minutes)                           
Slide parchment paper onto a work surface.
Cover one cookie with a kitchen towel. (I didn't do this)
Place a fortune in the center of the other cookie; loosen cookie from parchment paper with a thin spatula.
Fold cookie in half over fortune strip so the edges meet; hold edges together for 3 seconds.
Place center of cookie over the rim of a glass; gently press ends down to bend cookie in middle.
Cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack.
Repeat with second cookie.
If cookies become too cool to fold, return to oven to soften for 1 minute.
Repeat with remaining batter and fortunes.                                    
Yield: 10 cookies.

Photo: Homemade fortune cookies!

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