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Send a Message Fortune Cookies

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 18 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
These cookies are ideal for bake sales trying to promote a cause; customize the fortune to suit the occasion. Bake three cookies at a time so they'll be soft enough to shape. Tuck your message into the cookie while shaping. If the cookies become too brittle, return them to the oven for a few seconds to soften.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup bread flour (about 2 1/3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites

Nutrition Information

  • calories 37
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.9 g
  • carbohydrate 8.4 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 6 mg
  • calcium 1 mg

How to Make It

  1. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until blended. Scrape batter into a bowl using a rubber spatula; cover and chill 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 400°.

  3. Cover 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Draw 3 (3-inch) circles on paper. Turn paper over; secure with masking tape. Spoon 1 teaspoon batter into center of each of the 3 drawn circles; spread evenly to fill circle. Bake one sheet at 400° for 5 minutes or until the cookies are brown just around the edges. Remove from the oven. Working quickly, loosen edges of cookies with a spatula, and turn over.

  4. Lay the handle of a wooden spoon and a prepared fortune along the center of 1 cookie. Fold cookie over so the edges meet over the spoon handle; press edges together. Remove spoon. Gently pull the ends of the cookie down over the rim of a small bowl (or jar); hold for a few seconds or until set. Repeat procedure with remaining cookies.

  5. Repeat procedure until all of the batter is used. Cool cookies completely; store in an airtight container.