IMG_6083… and so i was left with one egg white (again)… and so i flipped through my “one egg white” recipes folder…. and so… the fortune cookies seemed the most appropriate for the chinese new year ♫꒰・‿・๑꒱

Recipe (combination of various sources)

Ingredients (makes twelve 3-inch fortune cookies)

IMG_60821 egg white
1/4 cup cake flour (all purpose flour is fine)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp almond extract
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp melted butter

Directions

IMG_6086– mix all ingredients together in blender until mixture is smooth. then place mixture in the fridge for one hour
– meantime, prepare “words of fortune” on strips of paper, and ensure you have a mug and muffin pan nearby
– preheat oven to 200 degrees C
– remove mixture from fridge and lightly grease the back of a baking sheet (or a baking sheet with parchment paper ~ i prefer this method)

NA201401111835110048-02-091000000drop a teaspoon of mixture on the baking sheet

NA201401111835450000-02-091000000spread the mixture using the back of the spoon till it is about 3 inches in diameter

NA201401111836180042-02-091000000bake cookie till the edges brown slightly (about 4-5mins)

NA201401111834320031-02-091000000wait for 5-10 seconds before removing cookie from pan and flip cookie the other way up and place a strip of fortune paper in it

NA201401111837370063-02-091000000fold cookie into half

NA201401111834510016-02-091000000then press both the sides down on the rim of a mug and allow to set for a while

NA201401111833580086-02-081000000remove from mug and place in a muffin or cupcake liner so cookie can firm up

Personal notes:

IMG_6079– i preferred to make mini cookies and used half teaspoon mixture for each cookie
– each cookie was baked for 2 mins
– do note that the cookie hardens up easily so it is crucial you work very quickly to fold and shape them. i started off making one cookie at a time and then moved on to bake 2 cookies at a go when i got the hang of it ٩(๑ơలơ)۶♡

IMG_6077 IMG_6080no machine made pretty puffed up cookies, but homemade fortune cookies are equally fun (•‿•)

I am submitting this post to Bake Along #57 ~ Chinese New Year Cookies hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

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(26) Comments

  • Mel (January 16, 2014)

    Impressive cookies done just by one egg white huh!! And most of all, these cookies brings good fortune too. So, did u put all the \”fortune reading slip\” into all that 12 cookies?

    • Victoria Bakes (January 16, 2014)

      Hahaha yes I did Mel Mel …. Actually I kinda printed funny quotes so everyone can hv some fun

  • Zoe (January 16, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,

    I like fortune cookies… You never know what you going to get… A bit like Forrest Gump, isn\’t it???

    Btw, reading your comment at my blog reminds me my schooling day that I always keep my fingers crossed whenever I received my report card from my teachers…. I was hoping that I can pass my English language and luckily, my grade is always on the borderline :p I used to hate English literature and reading but improves a lot now because I practice more writing at work and also blogging… I guess it is true that practice makes perfect 😀

    I always tell myself… It is my blog and I can write or don\’t write whatever I want…. as long as I\’m happy :p

    Zoe

    • Victoria Bakes (January 16, 2014)

      you are very right zoe… our blog is really our little (private) space… we do whatever we want… i hated studying and reading all the massive words.. i hated maths… i used to tell people the only numbers i could process were the ones in my bank account…. i guess i\’m better than that now knowing it is important to read recipes carefully… and then shortly, i realised blogs like yours were interesting to read. you just brought life into words.. how you described the man and boy in your family reminds me of my husband (i\’m childless though)… so keep it up! i enjoy every bit of it

  • Veronica (January 16, 2014)

    Your fortune cookies will definitely be a hit during CNY. Since you are the one who wrote the fortune, I bet every fortune cookie will bring smiles and laughters. Great idea Victoria.

    • Victoria Bakes (January 16, 2014)

      thanks veronica hahahahha…. yeah, it\’s lots of fun.. i myself is biting just to crack up and see what slip i got ^^

  • sallywong (January 16, 2014)

    好厉害哦,。。这个我也要一个,旺旺哦。。嘻嘻

  • Jozelyn Ng (January 16, 2014)

    我喜欢这句话。。。When nothing goes right….go left
    还是要来赞你一下,师傅,你好棒!

  • Fion Chong (轩宏媽媽) (January 16, 2014)

    我要一个,不过里面字条要有4个号码的。。。哈哈哈

    • Victoria Bakes (January 16, 2014)

      啊哈哈哈哈哈哈!!!!你太搞啦!偶likey!

  • eileen (January 16, 2014)

    我家的蛋白有大存货,但如果啊如果,我可以passing蛋白给你,然后你passing这个签饼给我,
    就太太太好了,嘻嘻!

    • Victoria Bakes (January 16, 2014)

      看到你滴留言,偶忍不住哈了一生。。。好一个来passing 来passing去。。。咔咔咔。。。不亏是名符其实的好文笔

  • May Law (January 16, 2014)

    难怪你的作品都是那么的巧, 那么的妙。。。原来是你那双巧手,擦得红当当的很美哦!
    下回我也要擦上指甲油来做饼干了, 哈哈!

    • Victoria Bakes (January 16, 2014)

      嘻嘻。。。人老了。。就又红又金当当滴。。。 失利失利

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  • Greenamy Tan (January 17, 2014)

    Hi Victoria, Can I ask the vanilla \”extract\” refers to vanilla powder or vanilla essence? I have both from bake king.

    • Victoria Bakes (January 17, 2014)

      Hello.. It is the vanilla essence, the liquid form.

      • Greenamy Tan (January 17, 2014)

        Okie. Thkz for swift response. Planning to use this recipe after I am left with 3 egg whites from baking pineapple tarts.

  • Greenamy Tan (January 17, 2014)

    Oops, 1 more qn. 1/4 cup flour equivalent to 32g? Not familiar with cup measurements.

    • Victoria Bakes (January 17, 2014)

      hi there, no worries. 1/4 cup unsifted all purpose flour is about 31g, sifted, about 25g. if you are using cake flour, it is the same weight of 25g be it sifted or unsifted. hope this helps and look forward to yours soon 🙂

  • Nasi Lemak Lover (January 17, 2014)

    My son just requested me to make some fortune cookies for him, after he watched a US TV show, hehehe..Thanks for sharing, next time I can make for him liao..

  • kitchen flavours (January 17, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,
    Fortune cookies are fun to eat! You will never guess what awaits you, except the baker, of course! haha!
    Thanks for sharing these lovely cookies!

  • lena (January 18, 2014)

    not only it is fun to make, the person eating it also find it fun waiting to see what \’fortune\’ ( the paper) awaiting him..hehe..

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