Dessert: Fortune Cookies

posted by Jane 08-15-101 8:53 AM

Fortune Cookies

These are the most fun cookies to make. One can tailor the fortunes to the guests. My fondest memory was when I did them for a small Bridal Shower. The fortunes could have been rated R. Just be sure the paper slips are ready, as they have to be inserted immediately, the cookies harden immediately.

1 large egg
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
Fortunes written on paper strips.

Heat a large well seasoned griddle until a few drops of water bounce when sprinkled on it

Beat egg slightly. Gradually add sugar and beat until very thick and ivory colored. Fold in oil. Add 2 tablespoons water and a little of the egg mixture to the cornstarch and stir and mix until smooth; gently beat into egg mixture.

Drop a heaping tablespoon of batter on the gridle, then spread with a small offset spatula into a cookie about 4 inches in diameter and 1/8 inch thick; bake as many cookies at one time as the griddle will hold. Because the batter tends to separate, stir lightly before dropping each cookie.

Bake, turning with a wide flexable spatula to brown underside, about 5 minutes, or until cookies are a light golden brown, and they lift easily from griddle.(Cookies will be hard to get off griddle if they are not baked long enough.)

Working quickly, remove cookies one at a time; place fortune in center of cookie and fold cookie in half, pinching edges together. Fold again and hang over rim of a large bowl to shape. Wipe crumbs from griddle with a paper towel between batches.

Makes 1 to 1 1/2 dozen.

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