I had two left over egg whites in my fridge so I decided to make some tuiles. “Tuile” is the French word for “tile”. The curved shape is formed by draping the freshly baked cookies over a rolling pin or glass jars while they are still hot and soft. Once cooled, they become crispy. I made my own tuile stencil by drawing circles on my daughter’s unused foam craft sheet and cutting them. I got bored very quickly so I decided to turn my tuiles into fortune cookies. My kids were all very excited to find out what was hidden inside the cookies!
Chocolate Fortune Cookies
60 g melted butter
45 g icing sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 (about 65 g) large egg whites
40 g all purpose flour
10 g Dutch-processed cocoa powder
溶牛油 60 克
糖粉 45 克
純雲呢拿香油 1/2 茶匙
大蛋蛋白 2隻 (約65 克)
中筋麵粉 40 克
鹼化（Dutch-processed）可可粉 10 克
Write fortunes on tiny pieces of paper. Paper should be no longer than the diameter of the stencil.
Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat.
Beat egg white and icing sugar with a whisk or fork until smooth. Whisk in melted butter and vanilla extract.
Combine and sift flour and cocoa powder in another mixing bowl. Add to egg white mixture in two batches and stir to combine. Do not overmix.
Place stencil on the lined baking sheet and fill stencil with batter. Smooth top with an offset spatula then peel off the stencil. Start from baking two cookies at a time until you get the hang of it. I bake 4 to 6 cookies each time.
Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown around the edges (it is hard to see because of the color of the batter so do some experiments with baking time). Lift up cookies with an offset spatula one at a time and begin shaping. To shape the fortune cookie, flip cookie over in the hand, place a paper in the middle then fold cookie over. Press both sides downward over the rim of a mug. Place cookie in a mini muffin pan to cool.
Makes 25 2.5-inch fortune cookies.
See my video demonstration (in Cantonese) for how to shape the cookies. Please excuse my son as he kept bothering me…