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Homemade Fortune Cookies

 

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Ingredients:
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon oil
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup all purpose white flour
  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder (you can use cornstarch instead)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Directions:

Adjust a rack to the center of the oven and heat the oven to 400. Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone baking sheets (or parchment paper)

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites with the almond extract and lemon oil until frothy. Stir in the sugar and salt. Then sift in the flour and arrowroot into the sugar, egg white mixture until combined. Stir in the melted butter and mix thoroughly.
  2. Working one prepared cookie sheet at a time, spoon a heaping teaspoon of batter. With the back of a spoon, spread the circle out until it is about 4 inches in diameter and very thin. Do only 2 or 3 per sheet because they will need to be formed quickly while the cookies are hot.
  3. Bake until the cookies are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Quickly remove from the oven and loosen the round with a spatula. Flip it over, place a small fortune in the center and fold it in half. Then using your thumb and forefinger pinch the sides together. Place into a muffin tin to set. Repeat with all of the batter and store in an airtight container up to a week.
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