- 8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 large egg whites
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 teaspoons water
- Fortunes written on paper to fit in the cookies (make these before you make the cookies!)
- Cookie sheets
- Food coloring, optional
- Icing or melted white chocolate, sprinkles, optional
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
- In a small/medium bowl, lightly beat the egg white, almond extract, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil until frothy (but not stiff).
- Sift the flour, cornstarch, sugar and salt together into another bowl.
- Add water to the flour mix and stir together.
- Add flour mixture to egg mixture and combine well.
- Add food coloring (optional).
- Scoop a tablespoon of batter and place on cookie sheet. I did two at a time, maybe three at most. Gently tilt the cookie sheet around to spread the batter out to form about a 4 inch diameter circle.
- Bake about 14-15 minutes, until outer edge is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and work quickly to form a fortune cookie!
- Place cookie in your hand and place fortune in the middle.
- Fold cookie in half and pull edges over the rim of a glass. I used a paper towel to handle the cookies so I wouldn't get burned.
- You can place the cookie inside a muffin tin to help keep the shape.
For Christmas, I dipped the middle of the cookie in white chocolate and added on Christmas sprinkles.