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Homemade Chinese Fortune Cookies

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3 large egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 pound butter -- melted
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour -- sifted
2 tablespoons water

Combine egg whites, sugar & salt. Beat in, one ingredient at a time, the butter, extracts, flour & water. Blend thoroughly & chill for 20 minutes.Preheat to 350 deg. Do just 2 or 3 cookies at a time. Drop slightly rounded teaspoonfuls of thick batter for each cookie onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Spread the dough very thin, using the back of the spoon, making rounds about 3 inches in diameter. Bake for 5 minutes., or until the edges begin to brown lightly. Remove to a wire rack. Working quickly, place a fortune in the center of each cookie. Fold opposite sides together, crease crosswise at the center of the straight edge to form a flattened side, then bend backward for the traditional shape. Cool in muffin tins or small glasses to hold shape.

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