You will need:
1 egg white
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 pinch of salt
¼ cup flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 well greased cookie sheet
1 muffin tin or egg carton
1 measuring cup or bowl
Also needed: 12 fortunes of any variety. Pick any quotes from the game you like. I decided to use the dark whispers of C'thun, because I am weird like that.
Mix your flour, sugar and just a pinch of salt in one bowl. Make sure it's combined thoroughly!
In a second bowl, combine your egg white, both extracts and the melted butter. Make sure your butter is melted thoroughly; softened will not cut it here.
Beat the egg whites and butter until they're a little frothy, as shown.
Add in your flour, sugar and salt to the mix.
Beat until they're well blended. You've got yourself fortune cookie batter! You'll notice it's a lot runnier than regular cookie batter -- don't worry, that's exactly the consistency we need. It should be kind of like pancake batter, almost.
Drop a teaspoon of batter onto a well-greased cookie sheet. You want to make a circle roughly 3 inches in diameter, and you want the batter spread fairly thin, so it crisps on the edges.
Bake in a 375-degree oven for 5 minutes. Check to see what it looks like. If the edges are golden brown as shown, pull it out -- cookie is ready to fold! Actually, the cookie shown in the photo could have come out just a wee bit sooner, to be honest. Cookie was still quite tasty!
Slide a large spatula under your cookie and pull it off the sheet. Place a fortune in the center of the cookie -- and work fast, you have to complete the fold before the cookie cools off. They cool off very quickly.
Here's the cookie folded in half. The next step requires a bowl or a measuring cup.
Place your cookie folded side down on the edge of the cup or bowl and fold it in half. This should create the classic fortune cookie shape. If your cookie cracks around the edges, you either left it in the oven just a tiny bit too long or you didn't fold it fast enough.
Place the completed cookie in a muffin tin or an egg carton so that it holds its shape as it cools.
This recipe makes a dozen cookies. Fortune cookies take practice to do correctly, so don't count on an even dozen on your first batch. I would recommend baking the cookies one or two at a time until you've got the folding process down pat. Have fun!