Unfortunate Looking Fortune Cookies (Attempt 2 coming soon)

Who doesn’t love to be able to decide other people’s fate (or at least pretend)? Fortune cookies are your one, safe and non-voodoo-doll way to put a certain idea in someones head. Now fortune cookies are the perfect way to to propose to someone or, a more realistic option, say happy birthday to someone. My reasoning was neither, I just put together a package for some bestfriendskies in DC and fortune cookies were relevant to the package. Problem: thin crispy fortune cookies probably don’t mail well. woops!

This was a difficult attempt and next time I am going to test out other variations of the recipe until I find one I love. Here’s a peak inside one of the cookies:

Fortune Cookie Recipe (for the time being)

this recipe is adapted from Paula Deen. I love cinnamon so I add a perfect amount of it to everything.

You will need:
2 egg whites
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons water
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Makes about 15 lovely fortune cookies
Set oven to 400F degrees.

1) Place egg whites in a bowl and beat with electric mixer on medium speed until very frothy, almost soft peaks.
2) Add sifted flour and cinnamon
3) Add sugar, almond, and vanilla then mix.


4) Stir in 2 tablespoons of water to thin batter.


5) Place 1 tablespoon of batter on pan and thin out with the back of the spoon. Thin out to an equally distributed 3 1/2 inch round.

6) Start with one cookie. If you find yourself being speedy, start cooking two at a time. Bake until edges are lightly browned (do not overbake) and remove from the oven.

7) Carefully but quickly flip the cookie with a spatula and place the fortune in the middle of the circle. bring sides upward to create a half circle. Your cookie should look like a hard taco shell with the tops touching.

8) Fold over the rim of a glass cup to get the fold in the cookie. Let cool.

You have about 10-15 seconds to do steps 7 & 8. Good luck!

Here they are! Not even close to professional fortune cookies but mark my words, readers (all 10 of you…hi mom): I will take another try at fortune cookies next week and learn from my mistakes so that y’all can do the same.

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