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Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, January 29, 2010

Take Two! More Fortunate Fortune Cookies

Undaunted by our previous failure this evening (given the fact that we ended up with some delicious new cookies in the process), we decided to start from scratch and try again. With a little research sur la internet, we decided to return to the original plan but add much, much less flour. And by the last batch of cookies, we'd finally figured this thing out. :) Now I'm going to tell you how to make these so you don't have to do all the trial and error that we did.

More Fortunate Fortune Cookies (still with ginger)

3 egg whites
3/4 cups organic powdered sugar
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
1/2 tsp chopped ginger
10 tbsp whole wheat flour, sifted

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix all ingredients together until very smooth. Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet and spread out into a very thin circle using a flat knife. You're only going to want to put 2-4 (maximum of 4!) cookies on a sheet at a time. I'll explain this later - just trust me. Bake these in the oven for about 6 minutes, or until the edges have turned just turned brown. 

Now you have to move fast, which is why I said 2-4. We did four cookies at a time, but there were two of us each with our own jobs, and it was harrowing even then.
Put on a pair of *thin* cotton gloves. Remove the tray quickly (but carefully) and immediately: 
1) flip each cookie over
2) place a fortune on top of them
3) fold them in half over the fortune and then fold them back together, pinching the top to hold it in shape
4) finally, place each cookie inside a muffin tin space to cool. 

They will need to cool for 1-2 hours. They harden as they cool, however ours still retain a certain chewy moistness - delicious and pleasing, but still not exactly the consistency you'd expect from a fortune cookie.

And now we know how to make them for next time. This round, we wrote silly fortunes, but the next round is Valentine's Day.  Any suggestions for Valentine's themed fortunes?


  1. Which one of those is mine? hm. I'll take... that one.

  2. You missed out. I brought them last night. Oh well.

  3. Valentine's themed fortunes should be all about how nice it is to be loved but also how nice it is to not NEED anyone's love.

    Clearly I put too much thought into your question. Whoops.

  4. You can never put too much thought into anything. :) Thoughtfulness is one of the great things about you.