Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What's Your Resolution?

Life's SHORT, Eat Dessert First!"

This year instead of going out to some party and most likely losing my purse I decided to keep it low key this year with some close friends. I wont bore you with the details of the menu but we did start off the meal with something sweet... a resolution cookie! instead of the usual fortune cookie I replaced the nonsensical fortunes with some heart felt resolutions (thanks Yael for coming up with them, wish you were here to enjoy!) I have also done something similar for business cards, see here.

Needless to say it was a great night, full of great food, drink and friends. If my new years is any indication of my year ahead... BRING IT ON! Happy new year everyone! See Below for the recipe...

i used ring mold to shape the cookie batter into perfect circles
the NYE table is set and ready!

Fortune Cookies 
Makes about 1 dozen

1 egg white
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a cookie sheet with pam or use a silpat. Write fortunes on strips of paper about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Mix the egg white and vanilla until foamy but not stiff (about 3 minutes). Sift the flour, salt, and sugar and blend into the egg white mixture. Add food coloring as desired. Place teaspoonfuls of the batter at least 4 inches apart on one of the prepared cookie sheets. NOTE: Do not make too many, because the cookie have to be really hot to form them and once they cool it is too late. Start with 2 or 3 to a sheet and see how many you can do. Bake for 5 minutes or until cookie has turned a golden color 1/2 inch wide around the outer edge of the circle. The center will remain pale. While one sheet is baking, prepare the other. Remove from oven and quickly move cookie with a wide spatula and place upside down on a wooden board. Quickly place the fortune on the cookie, close to the middle and fold the cookie in half. Place the folded edge across the rim of a measuring cup and pull the pointed edges down, one on the inside of the cup and one on the outside. Place folded cookies into the cups of a mini muffin tin or egg carton to hold their shape until firm. Enjoy!

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