Tonight we had friends over for dinner with an Asian theme. I made stir fry, egg rolls, and fortune cookies! I have not made them in years and forgot how simple they are. It was fun creating the fortunes and watching the kids’ (and adults’) faces when I pulled them out. They are some of the simplest cookies and everyone will think that you slaved in the kitchen all day.
- 5 tbl unsalted butter
- 4 lg egg whites
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 c. flour, sifted
- pinch of salt
- 3 tbl heavy cream
- 1 tsp almond extract
- preheat oven to 400.
- melt butter.
- combine egg whites and sugar in electric mixer for about 30 seconds.
- add flour and salt and beat to combine.
- add butter, cream, and almond extract and beat for 30 seconds.
- pour 1 tablespoon of batter onto *very well greased cookie sheet. spread into a 5 inch thin circle. 4 circles should fit onto cookie sheet.
- bake for 7 – 8 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
- remove cookie from baking sheet and immediately loosely fold in half. ** insert index fingers into ends, press into the bottom center and fold cookie into fortune cookie shape. hurry, because they will harden fast. be careful! very hot!***; ****
* I love using silpats or exopats. They are like permanent parchment paper made from silicone. Definitely worth the cost. I never grease cookie sheets and nothing ever sticks to them.
** This is the part where I insert the fortune. Use a width of about 1/2 an inch and a length of at least 2 inches. I just print my fortunes and cut them out.
*** I have also been known to roll them into cigar shapes instead of the fortune cookie. roll them around a chopstick or something similar. dip them in chocolate and roll them in sprinkles, toffee pieces, or nuts. or leave them plain. either way it will be a total KO!
**** the darker cookies are chocolate fortune cookies. i added 1 tbl of Ghiradelli baking cocoa to the last half of the batter.
This is what I whipped up during naptime today. My daughter and I will be heading off to an Alaskan cruise at the end of the month, so I thought we needed a couple of passport covers. This little project still needs some perfecting. But hopefully, when I make hers I can overcome the obstacles.
I used fusible interfacing to give it a some body. Storage, storage, and more storage. A pocket to slip your passport into. A place for credit cards. And yet 4 more pockets for cash or itinerary. I think I may add some to my shop after I get all the kinks worked out. And I was thinking a detachable lanyard to go with it. I don’t know if many people would be interested in it, but I know I’m excited to use mine!