Friday, July 26, 2019

Fortune Cookies – I See Cookies in Your Future

Don’t make this fortune cookie recipe because it produces a deliciously light, crispy sugar cookie. Make it because you get to fill them with whatever funny, profound, prophetic, and/or ridiculous message you want. Whether it’s sharing a positive prophecy with a friend, proposing marriage, or passive-aggressively letting your roommate know they need to do their dishes, there is nothing quite like a fortune cookie to do the job.

I’m not particularly great at shaping these, but if you can just somehow get them close, once they’re piled on a plate, or in a bowl, they’ll look just fine. The more important thing is making sure you cook them enough; otherwise they won’t be crispy when cooled. The entire cookie should be crispy, so do a few tests, and make sure they’re right. I usually shoot for about a 50-75% brown to golden ratio on the surface.

Wearing gloves when shaping might not be a bad idea, but I guess that depends on how tough your fingertips are. What I’m trying to say is that if you burn yourself, our lawyers will not return your calls. Anyway, let’s hope it doesn’t come to that, and you have a relatively painless experience making these fortune cookies very soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 10-12 Fortune Cookies:
1 large egg white
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/3 cup all purpose flour, plus more if needed

- Bake at 350 F. for about 10 minutes, or until browned.


George said...

What! No cayenne pepper???

Unknown said...

These look great, but I would like to have a different food wish granted. Could you please show us how to make (and eat) stroopwafels? A long time gaming friend from Holland sent me a care package a few years ago and ever since I have been in love with stroopwafels. Is it possible to make them at home?

Morgan Pierrot🐍👸🏽✨ said...

Great recipe. Very delicious cookie!

Morgan Pierrot🐍👸🏽✨ said...

Great cookie recipe.

Phil said...

Brown edge wafer cookie recipe please, like
Nabisco used to sell. tanx

Unknown said...

Thank you for doing this awesome Videos!

Currently I‘m in Italy and enjoying Cima alla Genovese.
Would it be possible to do a video about it?

Looking forward to your next Clips!

Daniel Bottoms said...

I was hoping for a confuscious joke, and you did not fail!!! My favorite cookie fortune: "That's wasn't chicken..." lol big thanks for sharing.... Greetings from Austria

TheJonHammOfMyRackOfLamb said...

Would you ever consider showing us how to make Sadza?

FSB said...

Stroopwafels: Mmmm, treacle!!

periwinklemau said...

Can you freeze these?