Valentine's Day Fortune Cookies
2 egg whites
2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine
1-2 tablespoons water
few drops red food coloring, optional
First, you'll need a dozen "fortunes" for the cookies. Write whatever saying you desire onto slips of paper about 1/2" x 2" long and then fold them.
Preheat oven to 375° and lightly grease cookie sheets, or use parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in the remaining ingredients; the batter should be thin.
Using a tablespoon, spoon two dollops of batter onto the prepared cookie sheet and spread into a 3-4" circle. Bake for 5 minutes, until the edges are just turning golden.
Working VERY QUICKLY, remove a cookie with a spatula, place a fortune in the center, fold in half, and then gently press the folded edge against a bowl/mug rim, and place the formed cookie into a muffin cup to hold its shape while it cools. (If you don't want to burn your fingers, wear cotton gloves.)
Repeat the process until you run out of batter. This batch made 14 cookies. Remember, only bake two or three cookies at a time; once they've cooled they'll be brittle and, (while still very delicious), unable to be formed into fortune cookies.
Note: I found a youtube video which was helpful.