Monday, January 23, 2012

Fortune Cookies

I made these to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Library story time tomorrow. The recipe is from Paula Deen.

2 egg whites
1/2 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons water
Beat egg whites until foamy. Add other ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread 1 tablespoon of batter into a 4" circle on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Only put three circles of batter on the pan at a time. Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven. Working quickly take one cookie off the pan, put the fortune inside, fold the cookie in half and then in half again. Place in a muffin pan, repeat with the other two cookies and leave them there until they cool. These could be used as Valentines, April Fool's Day jokes, birthday parties or any other occasion. Some of the fortunes are listed below.

Don't ever be too full to eat dessert.
You will be a good friend.
Warm cookies and milk are good for you.
Take a nap with a blanket today.
Your parents love everything about you.
Hold hands when you go somewhere.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Sleep in your clothes so you will be dressed in the morning.
When you want something special, ask your grandma.
Wash your hands before you eat.
A great person was born on your birthday--YOU.
Always obey your parents.
This cookie is not as sweet as you.


Coleen said...

I love this idea for a birthday party. You could personalize the fortunes...what fun!!!

Katy ~ said...

Peggy, fortune cookies is one thing I have never tried as they looked so tricky to me. Yours are just perfect!

Heidi said...

Cute idea I will have to try these.

Angie's Recipes said...

I have never tried the fortune cookies..those messages sound really fun.

Shelby said...

I look forward to the fortune cookies when we get Chinese food - but I'm sure these fresh homemade ones would be so much better and much more special!

Marge said...

I love the idea of doing this for Valentine's Day!!! Thanks for the great idea. I have a surprise for you on my blog.

Purabi Naha said...

I always wondered how to make fortune cookies? This is right up my alley! The picture is making me drool...what a yummy recipe! Have a great weekend...

Coleens Recipes said...

Hi did you make the paper inserts for the fortune cookies? Regular printer paper? Did you write on them with ink? printer?