½teaspoonvanilla extractor other flavouring, see note 1
80gall purpose flour½ cup
Write / print fortune messages that you wish to hide inside the cookies.
Have a baking sheet (If it doesn’t have a non-stick surface, line it with non-stick baking paper / silicon baking mat), a spatular, a mug / glass and a muffin tray at hand.
Preheat the oven to 180°C / 355°F (Fan 170°C / 340°F or Gas 4).
Mix the batter
In a mixing bowl, lightly beat egg whites and sugar until foamy.
Pour in vanilla extract, melted butter and water. Whip until well incorporated.
Add in flour. Gently mix and stop as soon as a smooth batter forms (do not overly mix).
Bake the cookies
Pour a tablespoon of batter onto the baking sheet. Spread with the back of the spoon to form a round, thin disc (about 10cm / 4inches in diameter). Sprinkle sesame seeds around the edge of the disc.
Repeat the procedure. Make maximum 4 discs at a time (see note 2).
Transfer the baking sheet into the oven. Bake for 7-8 minutes until the edges brown slightly (see note 3).
Shape the cookies
Bring the baking sheet out of the oven.
Quickly flip a disc over with a spatular. Place a fortune message in the middle.
Fold the disc into a semi-circle. Then quickly place it onto the rim of the mug.
Push the corners down to shape it into a fortune cookie (Please refer to the tutorial video below).
Place it in one of the molds of the muffin tray to keep it in shape while cooling. Repeat to finish the rest.
Serve & reheat
Enjoy when the cookies are completely cool. Or store them in an air-tight container for later consumption.
If you find the middle of the cookies are not crispy enough when cooled, or your leftover cookies have lost their crunchiness, bake them in a preheated oven at 130°C / 260°F (Fan 120°C / 250° or Gas ½) for 6 minutes or so.
1. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract can be replaced by 1 teaspoon of rose water, ½ teaspoon of almond extract, or ½ teaspoon of matcha powder.2. After the cookies have been baked, you need to shape them immediately as they go brittle quickly. Therefore do not bake too many at one time. If unsure, bake only one or two for the first time to give it a try.3. Baking time may vary depending on the performance of the oven. Observe closely.