Chinese Fortune Cookies Recipe

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Chinese Fortune Cookies

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at Just plain fun, and tasty too! Makes about 10 cookies.(That's a lot of fortune!!!)

10 fortunes written on paper
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup all purpose unbleached flour
1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon water

Write 10 fortunes out on pieces of paper, 3 1/2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Set aside. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place parchment paper or silicone mats on 2 baking sheets. In batter bowl, whisk the egg whites well. Add vanilla, almond, and oil and whisk until frothy. In a small bowl whisk the flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar together. Add to the egg mixture along with the water and whisk into a smooth batter. Drop by level tablespoons onto baking sheet, at least 3 inches apart. Carefully spread to a circle about 4 inches in diameter. Bake 14-15 minutes, or until the outer edges are brown. Now you have to WORK QUICKLY! Good to have another person working with you, as you need to shape the cookies immediately. Just as soon as the pan is removed from the oven, using a spatula, remove a cookie and place in your hand, flipping the cookie over. Quickly place a fortune in the center and then fold in half and then bring the points down to form the cresent. Have some custard cups or other cups handy, using the edge to push the cookie down to help make the shape, and then quickly place in the cup to cool while you do the next one, etc. You need to work FAST! Allow to cool completely and enjoy your good fortunes!!!

Recipe created 2012-07-23.

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