Chinese New Year fortune cookies
- 3 egg whites
- 1tsp almond extract
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 4tbsp butter, melted and cooled
- 150g plain flour
- 3tsp corn flour
- 150g caster sugar
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Write or print fortunes onto small rectangular strips of paper.
Whisk the egg whites, almond extract, vanilla extract and butter together until pale and frothy.
Place the flour and cornflour into a sieve and sift into the egg whites, followed by the sugar. Whisk until you have a smooth batter.
Spoon 1tsp of the mixture onto the baking parchment and use the back of the spoon to shape the batter into a 1mm thick, 10cm in diameter circle. Repeat with the remaining mixture, leaving a 2-3cm gap between each one to allow the mixture to expand.
Bake 2 cookies at a time for 4-6mins until the edges turn lightly golden and the centre is pale.
Gently remove the cookie from the baking parchment with a spatula. Whilst they are still hot, place the fortune in the middle of the cookie, fold the circle in half to make a semi-circle, leaving an air gap in the middle and pinch the 2 outer edges together to create the classic fortune cookie crescent shape.
Leave to cool in a muffin tray so the cookies hold their shape.