Fortune Cookies – I See Cookies in Your Future

Fortune Cookies – I See Cookies in Your Future

Don't make this fortune cookie recipe because it produces a deliciously light, crispy sugar cookie. Make it because you get to fill them with whatever funny, profound, prophetic, and/or ridiculous message you want. Whether it's sharing a positive prophecy with a friend, proposing marriage, or passive-aggressively letting your roommate know they need to do their dishes, there is nothing quite like a fortune cookie to do the job.

I'm not particularly great at shaping these, but if you can just somehow get them close, once they're piled on a plate, or in a bowl, they'll look just fine. The more important thing is making sure you cook them enough; otherwise they won't be crispy when cooled. The entire cookie should be crispy, so do a few tests, and make sure they're right. I usually shoot for about a 50-75% brown to golden ratio on the surface.

Wearing gloves when shaping might not be a bad idea, but I guess that depends on how tough your fingertips are. What I'm trying to say is that if you burn yourself, our lawyers will not return your calls. Anyway, let's hope it doesn't come to that, and you have a relatively painless experience making these fortune cookies very soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 10-12 Fortune Cookies:

  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour, plus more if needed
  • - Bake at 350 F. for about 10 minutes, or until browned.
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