Have you ever eaten fortune cookie before? If yes, then you must have been familiar that this crisp cookie always contain “fortune” message on a paper wrapped inside. The message can be a wisdom words, quote, riddle, prophecy, and sometimes lucky numbers, which often used as a lottery numbers.
The funny thing is, although fortune cookie often served as a desert in Chinese restaurant in America, the food itself is not originated and not available in China. There is a saying that “fortune cookie was introduced by the Japanese, popularized by the Chinese, but ultimately … consumed by Americans.”
Whether it’s true or not, let’s consider this as a Chinese cuisine, thus this is the fortune cookie recipe:
8 ounces all?purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 ounces sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 ounces vegetable oil
4 ounces egg whites
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a deep bowl, mix the following ingredients: 8 ounces flour, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 4 ounces sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt, blend in 4 ounces oil, 4 ounces egg whites, 1 tablespoon water and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and beat until smooth consistency.
- Write your “fortune” message on a piece of paper 2 1/2″ by 1/2″.
- Prepared oven to 300F.
- Scoop a tablespoon of cookie batter and spread evenly into a 4″ circle on a well greased baking sheet.
- Bake cookie for about 13-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove one cookie at a time from the oven.
- You have about 15 seconds to place the “fortune” message inside the cookie and to shape the cookie by folding it in half and grasp both ends before it hardens.
- Place the finished fortune cookie in a muffin pan with the ends down to hold its unique shape.