Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Hi bloggers!
Sorry this post is late. Somehow my weekends never quite go as planned :)

Here is the awaited surprise:

Sound familiar? The traditional name for these delicious delights is Fortune Cookies, but I don't like the fortunes that they usually contain. So I have written out a dozen tiny Proverbs onto small strips of paper to fill my cookies with!

I will warn you now that the process of making these cookies is not a quick one (because the cookies are baked and formed 1-2 at a time). Making one batch (12 cookies) took me about an hour or so. But the reward is so great to see the finished product! And they are pretty simple to make.

Here is what you need:
1 egg white
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract (optional)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup flour
3 tbsp sugar

Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a small cookie sheet and spatula. Pre-make fortune/Proverb strips (see below). Mix egg and vanilla until frothy, stir in oil. Sift or stir in flour and sugar. Important: the consistancy of the batter at this point should resemble store bought cake mix batter. You may need to add 1-3 tbsp of water to thin it out. This is a key determinant in how your cookies will turn out!

Now drop a tbsp-full of batter onto cookie sheet. Start with one at a time, until you get the hang of the process. Tilt pan in a circle to make the batter spread to a circle with a diameter of 3 inches. Tap cookie sheet on counter to remove air bubbles. Place cookie sheet in oven for 4-5 min, until golden on 1/2 inch ring outside of cookie.

Lift with spatula and flip onto working surface. Place fortune strip onto center of cookie. Fold in half. Use the ridge of a drinking glass to shape folded side of cookie on. Place cookie in a muffin tin to hold its shape. After all cookies are shaped, muffin tin can be placed in oven for 5-10 minutes to crisp them up if needed.

And thats all!! That recipe makes 12 cookies.

Fortune/Proverb Strips:
-white paper
-ball point pan (no fancy inks, cheap is best!)

Use Bible verses, quotes, or fortune ideas to come up with your own unique cookie fillers!

Will post pictures later :)

Let me know if you try them....
Happy baking!

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