Festive Fortune Cookies

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These crispy cookies are far easier to make than you might think, thanks to our simple shaping trick (hint: it involves the rim of a glass!). Write your own personalized messages on notepaper and fold them into the cookies for a heartwarming end to a festive meal.

  • Portion size 20 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • pinch salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 20 paper fortune notes

Method

In bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch and salt. In separate bowl, beat together egg whites, 1/4 cup water, oil, vanilla and almond extract until frothy, about 2 minutes. Beat in sugar; beat in flour mixture just until smooth.

On silicone baking mat or lightly greased parchment paper–lined baking sheet, pour 1 tbsp of the batter, spreading with small offset spatula to 4-inch (10 cm) circle. Repeat on opposite end of baking mat to make another circle, leaving 4 inches (10 cm) between each.

Bake in 325?F (160?C) oven just until golden and no longer shiny, about 7 minutes. Working quickly, place 1 fortune note in centre of each cookie; using small offset spatula, fold cookies in half to make semi-circles. Remove 1 cookie from baking sheet; holding edges, bend, seam side up, over the edge of a drinking glass rim, bringing both ends of cookie together. Place in well of muffin tin to hold its shape; let cool completely. Repeat with remaining cookie. Repeat process with remaining batter. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 5 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 46.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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