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?