DailyBuzz Moms 9x9: Thanksgiving {Fortune} Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 15-30
Personalized fortune cookies are a festive place setting or party favor for many occasions.
Martha Stewart's {Tuile} Fortune Cookies
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 cup flour, sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1+ tsp almond extract
Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Variation
  • Add ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla (instead of almond extract)
Martha Stewart's {Tuile} Fortune Cookies
  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Beat the egg whites and the sugar with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the flour and mix well.
  4. Add the melted butter, cream and almond extract, beating the mixture for 30 more seconds.
  5. Grease baking sheets and pour 1 Tbsp of batter on half of the pan.
  6. Spread the batter with the back of a spoon to form a thin 4-5 inch circle.
  7. Repeat the process on the second half of the pan so that two cookies will cook at once. {Though there would be room for one or two more cookies on the pan, it is best to limit it at two so that you have enough time to quickly form the hot cookies before they harden.}
  8. Bake the cookies at 400 degrees for 4-8 minutes until they are light golden brown around the edges.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven and working quickly with one cookie at a time, use a spatula to place the flat circle on a clean, dry dish towel.
  10. If inserting the fortune message, place the strip of paper in the center of the circle.
  11. Fold the circle in half to form a semi-circle.
  12. Pull the two edges together to form a fortune cookie.
  13. *A trick I learned on YouTube is to place the straight edge of the folded semi-circle onto the rim of a glass and gently press down so that the tips come together.
  14. Place the folded fortune cookie in a muffin tin to cool so that it keeps its shape.
  15. Repeat the process with the remaining warm cookie and then continue cooking and shaping the cookies until the batter is gone.
  16. If you are inserting the fortune messages after the cookies are formed, thread the messages into the edge (they may stick out some if they can't be fully inserted.)
Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Variation
  1. Add the pumpkin puree and spices to the fortune cookie batter.
  2. Follow the original instructions to bake and shape the cookies.
  3. Optional: toss the warm, shaped fortune cookies in a Ziploc with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Recipe by Itsy Bitsy Foodies at http://itsybitsyfoodies.com/dailybuzz-mom-9x9-thanksgiving-fortune-cookies/