So the ingredients are easy peasy here it is:
- 1 egg white
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- Set your oven to 350 (the original recipe called for 400, but that was WAY too hot for my oven)
- Wisk the egg white and the vanilla together so it is a little frothy in a medium to small bowl.
- Sift the flour, sugar and pinch of salt in to the egg mixture. Mix. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of water to it if it seems a little thick. You can decide through trial and error if you need to add water.
- Grease the heck out of your pan - trust me, you don't want that hard batter to stick.
Make sure you are all set to create the fortune cookies before you take them out of the oven: Are the fortunes written? Do you have a flat surface for folding hot cookies out? Is there a pot holder to set your hot pan on?
Now, the creating will take some practice so be prepared for your 1st, 2nd, heck, maybe even 3rd tries to look awful, but in the end - no sweat. If you end up messing up your whole batch, it cost like, what 28 cents? ;)
Ok, so the timer goes off and they look golden. Now - hurry like the dickens!!! Once you take that pan out of the oven, get moving. If your batter cools, it sets and stays set.
We were in such a hurry to get them done before they cooled we couldn't get pictures. But here is how you fold them:
1. Hurry and flip the cookie upside down on a cutting board. Place the fortune (or in our case a family member name) in the middle of the dough.
2. Fold them in half while they're still hot. (You'll be singing 'HOT HOT' while you do it, but it's worth it) Press the top edges together
3. Place the middle of the folded cookie on the edge of a cup.
4. Then 'fanned' the edges, of the now folded cookie, downward towards each other so it made the fortune shape.
5. Wa-la! Give them a minute to let them set. (It might be helpful to place them in a muffin pan, so the shape stays until they set).
Now you hand them out and EAT THEM!
(Thanks, All Recipes!)