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Homemade Fortune Cookies

 Homemade Fortune Cookies
Our home is often filled with family and friends, so I'm always cooking up something. I created this recipe when I was looking for a treat to surprise my husband. —Susan Bettinger, Battle Creek, Michigan
10 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Directions

  • Write fortunes on small strips of paper (3-1/2 in. x 1/4 in.); set
  • aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Draw two 3-1/2-in.
  • circles on paper; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat the butter, sugar, egg white and vanilla. Add
  • flour; mix well. Spread 1 tablespoon batter over each circle. Bake
  • at 400° for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Slide parchment paper onto a work surface. Cover one cookie with a
  • kitchen towel. Place a fortune in the center of the other cookie;
  • loosen cookie from parchment paper with a thin spatula. Fold cookie
  • in half over fortune strip so the edges meet; hold edges together
  • for 3 seconds.
  • Place center of cookie over the rim of a glass; gently press ends
  • down to bend cookie in middle. Cool for 1 minute before removing to
  • a wire rack. Repeat with second cookie. If cookies become too cool
  • to fold, return to oven to soften for 1 minute. Repeat with
  • remaining batter and fortunes. Yield: 10 cookies.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 62 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.