Fortune Cookies - 3

Course : Chinese
Serves: 1
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3 tablespoons butter -- softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup flour

Preparation / Directions:

In a small bowl, mix butter, sugar, egg white and vanilla. Incorporate flour. Drop by spoonful (5 ml) on greased cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies (to 3 inches diameter approx) with back of spoon. Cook in pre-heated oven at 400F (or 200 C) for 3-4 minutes or until sides = golden color. Remove from oven. With a spatula, remove cookies from sheet. Turn them over. Put a fortune message in the center of the cookie. Fold the cookie in two. Press the sides for a few seconds to make it hold. Lift cookie by the two ends, and press its middle against the rim of a glass (will give it its "regular" shape). Put each cookie in a muffin mold to make it keep its shape until cold. Gives 18 cookies. IMPORTANT: I tried cooking the cookies in two batches. Yikes! Problem: they "harden" so fast, you can hardly get to fold the third one after you put the message in it. By that time they are so hard you can not fold the rest. It is imperative to cook them...2 at a time! Unless you have helpers!!! Next time, I might try keeping them "soft" using steam.

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