Long Life Fortune Cookies

The no-egg, no-fat alternative

1 T EnerG egg replacer + 4 T water
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup turbinado sugar or succanat

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Write fortunes on strips of paper about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Use 2 non-stick cookie sheets or wipe them with a fine patina of oil.

Mix egg replacer, water and vanilla until foamy but not stiff. Sift the flour, salt, and sugar and blend into the egg replacer/vanilla mixture.

Place teaspoonfuls of the batter at least 4 inches apart on one of the prepared cookie sheets. Tilt the sheet to move the batter into round shapes about 3" in diameter. Be careful to make batter as round and even as possible. Do not make too many, because the cookie have to be really hot to form them; once they cool it's too late. Start with 2 or 3 to a sheet.

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 cutting 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 muffin tin or egg carton to hold their shape until firm.

6 servings, each 51 calories:   1% from fat (0.05 g),  95% from carbohydrates (12.2 g),  4% from protein (0.54 g).  Sodium 12 mg,  Fiber 1.6 g.

Healing Heart Hint:

A few drops of almond extract or any other flavor you'd like can be added to the batter.

For birthdays, holidays and special occasions, a tiny amount of coloring can be added.

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