Jan 10, 2008

FORTUNE COOKIE

I managed to get a fortune cookie that is simple to do. I've tried some but it can get a bit tricky especiall the folding part. I figured Fortune Cookies are quite similar to Brandy Snaps, except that these are thicker biscuits. It's great for a party. Make your own slips of fortune or maybe quotes. Otherwise you could also slip numbers so that during Christmas time you can actually do a Raffles Draw for your guests! Have fun.

INGREDIENTS
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

DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper. Have fortunes ready to go on small strips of paper.

In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites and sugar on high speed of an electric mixer until frothy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and stir in melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, water and flour one at a time, mixing well after each. Consistency should resemble pancake batter. Spoon the batter into 3 inch circles on the prepared baking sheets. Leave room between for spreading.

Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges begin to brown slightly. Quickly remove one at a time, place a message in the center, and fold in half. Fold the ends of the half together into a horse shoe shape. If they spring open, place them in a muffin tin to cool until set.

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