fortune cookie hamantaschen
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Fortune Cookie Hamantaschen

Crisp, sweet delicious hamantaschen cookies containing Purim-themed fortunes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese, jewish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 18 cookies
Author Helen

Ingredients

  • 60 g plain flour (1/2 cup)
  • 4 tsp potato flour (potato starch)
  • 110 g sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 1 egg whites
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp cold water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking sheet with a non-stick silicone liner. Print out or write your fortunes and cut them into strips.
  • Mix together the flour, potato flour, sugar and salt.
  • With a balloon whisk, vigorously beat the egg whites for about a minute until foamy. Beat in the oil, water and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and whisk well to combine into a smooth batter
  • Scoop up about 1 tbsp of the batter and pour onto the lined baking sheet. Spread out to a circle approximately 8-9 cm (3-3.5 inches) across. Repeat 2-3 more times to prepare 3-4 cookies on the baking sheet.
  • Bake at 180C/350F for 6-8 minutes until just browning at the edges. 
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and WORKING QUICKLY, loosen each one from the silicone liner by running a palette knife around the edge and sliding it underneath the cookie. Flip the cookies over.
  • Place a paper fortune in the centre of a cookie. Fold up the edges to form a triangular hamantaschen shape, then turn folded side down and place on a wire rack to cool. 
  • Repeat with the remaining cookies. If they begin to harden, return to the oven for 30-60 seconds to soften them, then continue.
  • Continue making cookies in this way until all the batter is used up.
    Happy Purim!