1/2 cup sugar
2 egg whites, unbeaten
Pinch of sald
1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Prepare 15 fortunes on 2 1/2 by 1/2-inch slips of paper.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, stir the sugar into the egg whites. Add a pinch of salt. When the sugar is fully dissolved, add the butter, flour, and vanilla and beat with a mixer until smooth. Grease a cookie sheet. Drop the batter, one teaspoon at a time, 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, or until the edges are brown.
Remove the cookies from the oven and put them on a wooden cutting board. Put a fortune across the center of each circle of cookies and fold over to a semicircle. Lay the semicircle on the edge of a mixing bowl and bend it over the outside; hold it there for a few seconds until it holds shape. Keep working fast until all the cookies are made.