*First of all, I’m going to start by apologizing for the horrible photo. I made these at night, and left them for my hubby as a fun surprise, but by the time I realized it, he had eaten all but the one. So I had to hurry and snag it for a quick picture before he shuffled it into his mouth too!
One of my New Years Resolutions for 2012 is to serve others. I’m not necessarily a “selfish person”, I just don’t really go above and beyond to put others first. So I’m going to try extra hard to make sure other people know when they are on my mind, or that I truly care for them.
Top of my list is my husband and kids, but I am also going to focus on neighbors, co-workers, church members, and extended family.
The other night I decided to make some homemade fortune cookies for a fun treat to leave for Sean as he got home from school. These are so yummy, but are definitely a time consuming project.
If you are going to add a fortune to your cookie, make sure to prep those first. Make them no more than 1/2 inch thick and 3 inches long.
2 Large Egg Whites
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 teaspoons water
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Beat egg whites until fluffy. Add vanilla, almond, oil and water and beat until combined. Slowly beat in flour, salt and sugar until smooth.
If you want your fortune cookies to be a different color, add a few drops of food coloring after completely smooth.
Spray a cookie sheet with pam. Using a big spoon, place about a teaspoon of the batter onto a freshly sprayed section on the pan. Use the back of the spoon to spread the batter out into a 3-4 inch circle. Only do 1-2 at a time, because more than that will harden too quickly after coming out of the oven.
Cook for about 12-14 minutes (depending on your oven). Remove from the oven and immediately take off of the pan and flip upside down into your hand (use an oven mitt as not to burn your hand). Quickly place the fortune in the center and fold the circle in half. Then crease it in the center (backwards) to form the fortune cookie shape.
To embellish, dip in a colored chocolate and sprinkle candies, sprinkles, or colored sugar on top!
Once again, these are so time consuming because you can not make a whole bunch at a time. So grab a book and relax while each batch bakes.
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