I had a lot of fun making them...and the best part is writing the fortunes. I wrote some funny ones in my cookies. My friends and family loved the surprise from their cookie. I am sure your friends and family won't mind a surprise from you.
(makes 10 cookies)
2 egg whites
A pinch of salt
40g cake flour
25g butter or 25g oil
Preparation: Prepare the fortunes on small pieces of paper. Prepare a muffin tin and a glass / cup.
- Beat the egg whites, sugar and salt until frothy.
- Sift the flour into the mixture. Mix until it becomes a smooth batter with no lump bits.
- Add the melted butter and mix well. The texture should now be thick and runny.
- Drop 1 Tbsp of the batter onto the baking paper. Spread the mixture evenly into a 4 inch diameter circle. Make sure that the edges of the cookies aren't too thin, they tend to burn quickly while they are baking and they crack when you shape the cookies.
- Bake 2 - 4 cookies at a time. Bake in a pre - heated oven at 150C for 8 - 10 minutes or until the outer edges have become golden brown. The inside of the cookies should still be pale in colour. When the cookies come out of the oven, they are soft and bendable. In my opinion, start off with baking two cookies and when you have had enough practice, you can bake 4 in a tray.
- Once the cookies are baked, leave the cookies on the tray to keep warm and hot (this buys you extra time before the cookies completely cool down). Remove a cookie and flip it over. Place a fortune in the middle and fold in half. Pull the edges of the cookie downward over the rim of a glass or cup. Place the finished cookie into the muffin tin to keep its shape. For this step, you need to work quickly but be careful, the cookies are hot to touch. If you work too slow, the cookies will become cold and they will become unbendable. If the cookies become unbendable, place the cookies into the oven until the cookies become soft enough for you to bend again.
- Repeat steps 5 - 7 for the rest of the fortune cookies. When all the cookies are shaped, you can place the cookies that are in the muffin tin into the oven for a few minutes. The remaining heat from the oven will make the cookies VERY CRISPY! And, you can also re - shape the cookies if you need to. :)
And here is the video!!
Maybe I should make some for Chinese New Year... heh...