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       Title: Fried Fortune Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 12 servings
  
       1    Egg
     1/3 c  Sugar
     1/3 c  All-purpose flour*
       3 tb Salad oil
       2 tb Water
     1/2 ts Vanilla
     1/4 ts Cinnamon (if you like)
            Utensils:
            White paper, scissors
            Pencil; griddle or electric
            Skillet, pastry brush; small
            Bowl, fork, tablespoon
            Pancake turner; small plate
            Muffin pans; (1 to 2)
  
       1. Cut paper into strips about 3-inches long and 1/2-inch wide. Write a
   different fortune on each strip. (Examples: “You will have a happy day.”
   “You will make a new friend soon.”) 2. Heat griddle over medium heat (350~
   on electric skillet).  Generously grease the hot griddle with shortening,
   using pastry brush.
       3.  Beat 1 egg in bowl with fork until foamy. Beat in 1/3 cup sugar
   until light and fluffy.  Stir in 1/3 cup flour, 3 tablespoons oil, 2
   tablespoons water, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and mix
   until smooth.
       4.  Drop the batter by tablespoonfuls onto the greased hot griddle.
   Spread into circles about 3-1/2-inches across, using the back of the spoon.
   (The cookies must be very thing.) 5. Cook until light brown, about 3
   minutes. (Life an edge and peek.) Turn with pancake turner and cook about 3
   minutes on the other side.
       6. Lift the cookies, one at a time, onto plate. Place a paper fortune
   in center of each cookie, then fold the cookie in half. Holding the edges,
   draw the cookie gently down over the edge of muffin pan to crease in half.
   Fit the cookie into a muffin pan cup to hold its shape until cool.
        *Do not use self-rising flour in this recipe. NOTE: These cookies need
   a flat surface for baking because the batter is so thin. If you use a
   slanted or warped griddle, they'll run all over the place! It’s a good idea
   to brush a little oil on your pancake turner before you turn the first
   cookie. For crisp fortune cookies, make them on a dry day, be sure the
   griddle is hot enough, grease the griddle with a thin coat of shortening
   and make sure to spread the batter very thin.
       Source:  Betty Crocker’s Cookbook for Boys & Girls, Golden Press, New
   York
  
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