Fortune Cookie Recipe:
bake fortune cookies yourself
First prepare small slips of paper with sayings. For this you can use quotations of famous people or get inspired by the virtual fortune cookie on this website. Maybe you want to offer small personalized messages to your loved ones, a gesture that goes down well.
Preparing the dough is fast, so you can already pre-heat the oven. You should heat up a regular oven to about 350°F (~175°C). With a convection oven you'll need to experiment a bit, how much you should set the temperature.
For the dough, egg white and yolk separate first. The yolk is not used in this recipe. (Exception: Advanced Tip at the end of the recipe) Melt the butter next while you stir the egg whites until foamy. Once the egg white is frothy give successively the ground almonds, sugar, flour and the melted butter into the egg foam. Complete it with a pinch of salt.
Put parchment paper on a baking tray. Now spread the dough with a tablespoon at spacing of about 10 centimeters from each other flat on the baking plate. The baking time of Cookies is about 10 to 15 minutes.
Once the dough is baked it will be slightly tricky. The following part therefore requires some practice, since the dough needs to be processed, as long as it is still warm. When the dough cools down it becomes brittle.
Take the warm dough, put one of the prepared slip of paper in the middle and fold it to half once. In order to get the typical fortune cookie kink the edge of a wide glass is suitable. Place the center of the folded cookie dough on the edge of the glass and press the ends down.
During cooling, the Cookies get hard and brittle, just like typical fortune cookies. As soon as the cookies have cooled, they can be served immediately.
I wish for success and a good appetite.
The egg yolk not used to bake can be used in order to provide the fortune cookies with a slight sheen. Therefore the yolk must be mixed with a little water with which you smear the cookie dough that is spread on the baking plate. After baking you put the piece of paper with the saying painted on the raw side of the dough. This way the fortune cookie gets a smooth and slightly shiny surface. However, one must be very careful with the amount of yolk, as the dough comes otherwise quite fragile from the oven.