2 large egg white (I bought a container of egg whites, this is far easier than separating eggs yourself, plus you do not have to deal with the chalaza)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of water
1/2 cup of flour (all purpose)
1/2 cup of sugar
1.5 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine the liquids into a medium sized bowl, and beat together until frothy. Then mix the dry ingredients together in a separate container. Finally beat the dry ingredients into the liquids.
The next step is to spoon some of the batter onto a greased baking sheet. About a tablespoon per cookie. Pour the batter onto the baking sheet and then using the back of your spoon spread the batter out until it is about a four inch circle. Start with only two or three (I will explain later).
For the next step most recipes recommend folding it down over a cup, however I find this to be stupid because the gap between the two sides of the cookie will be to big. I used the edge of an empty oatmeal box. So take the cookie and force the center of the bottom of the half circle over the edge of the box so that the two sides are folded down into the shape of a fortune cookie. I managed to do this step free hand with varied success. After the cookie is shaped put it into a muffin tin (or something similar) for the cookie to cool in its shape. If you don't do this you will need to hold the cookie until it cools or it will spring open and lose its shape
You can also add some color to your cookies. You can do this by adding food coloring to the batter.
I made regular, blue, green and red cookies.
In the end I made about 50 cookies with a quadruple batch of batter. This is not a difficult food to make, however it is deceptively time consuming. You can only bake as many cookies as you can shape in 20-30 seconds at a time and with a 10-15 cook time it adds up. If you have help you can probably drastically decrease the time required. Although if you are only making one batch of cookies it shouldn't take you more than about an hour.