A fortune cookie is a crisp and sugary cookie usually made from flour, sugar, vanilla, and sesame seed oil with a piece of paper inside, a “fortune”, on which is an aphorism, or a vague prophecy.
– 1 c. margarine, softened
– ½ c. sugar
– 1 egg
– 2½ tsp. vanilla extract
– 3¼ c. flour
– ½ tsp. baking powder.
Combine margarine, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Add flour and baking powder. Stir everything together to form a ball of dough.
Lightly flour a wooden board or flat surface. With a rolling pin, roll half of dough very thin. Use a circleshaped cookie cutter or the top of a large glass (about 2 inches wide) to cut out circles in dough. (Cut dough into other shapes, if you wish.)
Put a fortune in each circle, off to one side. Fold the circle in half and then in half again. Pinch edges to seal.
Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
Reroll leftover scraps of dough and make cookies from them. Then roll and make cookies from other half of dough.
Bake cookies for about 10 minutes or until they are lightly browned. Serve when cool.
Food: Fortune Cookies