Fortune Cookies

Makes about 24 cookies


1 c. flour

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. salt

5 T. unsalted butter

3 T. heavy whipping cream

1 tsp. vanilla extract

4 egg whites

1 c. sugar

2 T. nonpareil sprinkles


Before you start baking, print or write fortunes or resolutions on 3x1/2" paper strips. We did funny fortunes on one side, courtesy of Smosh, and this phrase on the back: I can be a little better in 2012. This year I resolve to _______________." 


Whisk together flour, cinnamon and salt; set aside. Melt butter in small microwave-safe bowl; stir in cream and vanilla. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Combine egg whites and sugar in mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed about 1-2 minutes until smooth. On low speed, add flour mixture. Beat in butter mixture. Continue mixing until smooth. Stir in sprinkles. 


Line baking sheet with parchment paper or generously coat with nonstick cooking spray. Drop heaping teaspoons of batter on baking sheet, spacing them about 4" apart. Use the back of a spoon to spread the batter into a circle about 3" wide, leaving at least 1" between cookies. 


Bake at 400 for 4-6 minutes, or until the cookie looks dry and the edges are just barely turning golden. Working quickly, remove one cookie with a spatula and turn over onto a dry dishtowel. Place fortune in center, fold cookie in half and pinch at the top to form a loose semicircle. With the cookie pinched, gently fold over the rim of a mug or muffin tin and pull the tips of the cookie together. Place folded cookie in muffin tin to hold shape until firm. Repeat with remaining cookies.


Source: Adapted from Cooking With My Kid

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