Happy Friday the 13th and its also National fortune cookie day! What better way to make sure you have plenty of luck on Friday the 13th than by making your very own fortune cookies. You can make up some fun fortunes for you and your friends to unwrap and enjoy. I found this great fortune cookie recipe from blogger Donal Skehan and surprisingly making these cookies are not that hard. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 20 cookies
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 175g of all purpose white flour
  • 375g of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 6 teaspoons of water

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300˚F and grease a wide baking sheet.
  2. Write and cut out your own customized fortunes on little strips of paper about 10cm by 1cm and set aside.
  3. Using a whisk, beat the egg whites in a large bowl with the oil, and vanilla extract. Beat them until they become thick, but not stiff. Sieve in the flour and cornflour. Add the sugar, salt and water and mix through the egg whites. Combine thoroughly until you have no lumps and bumps!
  4. Place 4 level tablespoon of the mix evenly spaced on the baking sheet. (It is recommended to just make 4 discs per batch.) Distribute the mix evenly by tilting the tray until you get a nice wide disc around 10cm in diameter.
  5. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cookies go a light golden brown color around the edges. 
  6. Working quickly (and preferably with gloves on as the cookies will be very hot)- remove one disc from the baking sheet, place the fortune in the center and gently fold in half. Bend the two ends of the disc over the rim of a glass and hold in position for 20 seconds until it cools.
  7. Repeat the process until you get through all the cookie mix.

What will your fortune be? Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo
Megan

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