Decorated Fortune Cookies
You can either buy your own and create your own sayings and slip them in then decorate. OR you can make your own! I found this idea on Our Best Bites (LOVE that blog). I decided to try my hand at these to give away as gifts to some gals I visit. They are a bit tricky to work but if you follow their directions, I think they turn out pretty good! I used almond extract like they suggested because I love it! When my kids walked into the kitchen as I finished making the batter they asked, "what is that yummy smell?" That, my dear children, is almond. LOVE it!
Be sure to check out the original post to find more helpful tips! I think I made mine a bit too thick because it only yielded about 18 cookies instead of 24.
Homemade Fortune Cookies
adapted from Cooking Light
1/2 C flour- If you have bread flour, use it.
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla- or sometimes I use 1/2 almond 1/2 vanilla
2 egg whites
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend to combine. Place in a container and chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper*. Draw 3-4 (3-inch) circles on paper. Turn paper over. Spoon 1 teaspoon batter into center of each of the drawn circles; spread evenly to fill circle. Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes or until the cookies are brown just around the edges and a little toward the centers. Remove from the oven. Let sit for a few seconds before removing from pan. Working quickly, loosen edges of cookies with a spatula, and turn over.
*Make sure to note the 3 baking methods described in the post above. You might find that one of those works better for you.
Place fortune along the center of 1 cookie. Fold cookie over so the edges meet ; press edges together. 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. Makes about 24 cookies.