I'd like to add that I read several recipes where people mentioned that they made hundreds of these for weddings and showers and various parties. After my fortune cookie experience, I can never imagine doing that! I'll stick to getting mine from my local Chinese restaurant.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Cookie #83 - Fortune Cookies
It took me four tries to finally get these cookies to work and even now, I'm not 100% happy with the way they came out. I didn't get that snappy crisp throughout the whole cookie. I finally got the dough right, I just really need to work on the baking time, I think. I'm not quite sure what went wrong. I tried variations and combinations of 3 different recipes. This is the recipe that gave me the easiest batter to work with and the one that I feel had the most realistic fortune cookie flavor. Most of the recipes I viewed cooked the cookies at a high temperature for a long time. I think the next time I try these, it'll be at a lower temperature for a lower time. Perhaps that's the key for getting that golden color and crispy texture. Either way, they were quite yummy and I enjoyed the ones that came out prettiest (and those that didn't). The recipe below gives the measurements and baking times I used.