Make your own fortune cookies!!! These were so much better than any packaged fortune cookie! You can add your own cute fortunes or sayings. These make Chinese night at home a little extra special and they would be great for a party!! Try them tonight!!
Almond Lemon Fortune Cookies
2 large egg whites
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon pure almond extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoon cornstarch
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
8 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 teaspoon water
Write or print fortunes on pieces of card stock or heavy paper. Fortunes need to be about 3 inches long, they can be folded in half if needed. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg white, vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon zest and vegetable oil until frothy, but not stiff.
Sift the flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar into a separate bowl. Stir the water into the flour mixture.
Add the flour into the egg white mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter. The batter should not be runny, but should drop easily off a spoon.
Place one tablespoon of batter onto a silicone baking mat (or a well greased baking sheet), spacing them at least 3 inches apart. Gently use the back of the back of a spoon to make circular motions on the surface of the batter to form circles with a diameter of about 3.5”.
Bake until the outer 1/2-inch of each cookie turns golden brown and they are easy to remove from the baking sheet with a spatula (11– 14 minutes). Watch them closely!
Working quickly, remove the cookie with a spatula and flip it over in your hand. Place a fortune in the middle of a cookie. To form the fortune cookie shape, fold the cookie in half, then gently pull the edges downward over the rim of a glass, wooden spoon or the edge of a muffin tin. Place the finished cookie in the cup of the muffin tin so that it keeps its shape. Continue with the rest of the cookies.
Makes about 14 cookies.