Traditionally, on Chinese New Year's Eve, families gather together to share an elaborate feast of fancy foods and delicacies. It's a time to forgive and forget, to move on and to wish happiness to everyone in the coming year through personally designed fortune cookies. Okay, so that last part might not be exactly true, but seriously. What better way could there possibly be to ring in The Year of the Dragon than with homemade Confetti Fortune Cookies? None, that's what. So get ready for some good fortune!
Makes about 24 cookies
1 c. flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
5 T. unsalted butter3 T. heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 egg whites
1 c. sugar
2 T. nonpareil sprinkles
Whisk together flour, cinnamon and salt; set aside. Melt butter in small microwave-safe bowl; stir in cream and vanilla. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Combine egg whites and sugar in mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed about 1-2 minutes until smooth. On low speed, add flour mixture. Beat in butter mixture. Continue mixing until smooth. Stir in sprinkles.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or generously coat with nonstick cooking spray. Drop heaping teaspoons of batter on baking sheet, spacing them about 4" apart. Use the back of a spoon to spread the batter into a circle about 3" wide, leaving at least 1" between cookies.
With the cookie pinched, gently fold over the rim of a mug or muffin tin and pull the tips of the cookie together.
Place folded cookie in muffin tin to hold shape until firm. Repeat with remaining cookies.
Source: Adapted from Cooking With My Kid