Chinese Fortune Cookies

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
6 tablespoons white sugar
7 tablespoons salad oil
1/3 cup egg whites
3 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Stir together sifted flour, salt, cornstarch and sugar. Add salad oil and egg whites and stir until blended. Line a cookie sheet with foil. Drop level tablespoon of batter for 6 cookies. Use back of spoon to spread batter evenly into 4-inch circles. Bake for about 20 minutes. Remove one cookie at a time from the oven with a wide spatula; working quickly follow these four steps:
1. Flip cookie onto cotton gloved hand.
2. Hold fortune in center of pliable cookie while folding cookie in half.
3. Grasp ends of cookie and draw gently down over edge of muffin pan to crease at center of cookie. 4. Fit cookie in muffin pan (points down) to hold shape as it cools. If cookie hardens too quickly, put it back in the oven for about 1 minute. Store in airtight container.


Country of Origin: China

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