Makes about 30 cookies
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 large egg whites
1 ½ cups superfine sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
Pinch of salt
6 tablespoons heavy cream
3 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons matcha powder
2 tablespoons ground black sesame seeds
paper for fortunes
Prepare your fortunes by cutting paper into 2 inch by 1/2 inch strips. Prepare 30 strips and write a fortune on each one.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet liberally with nonstick cooking spray. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, and set it aside.
Beat the egg whites and sugar on medium speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 30 seconds. Gradually add the flour and salt, and beat until incorporated. Add the butter, heavy cream, water, and vanilla extract, and beat until incorporated.
Divide the batter in half and place in two separate bowls. Add the matcha powder to one bowl and the black sesame powder to the other, and stir to combine.
Pour a tablespoon of batter onto the baking sheet, and spread with the back of a spoon into a thin circle. Leave 2 inches of space between each cookie . Bake the cookies on the middle oven rack for 6-8 minutes, or until the edges slightly darken. Once removed from oven, work quickly to shape cookies while warm.
To shape the cookies, use an offset spatula to lift up a cookie, and place a fortune onto the center of the cookie. Use your fingers to fold the cookie in half, and pinch the edges together to form a loose semicircle. Carefully bend the two open ends of the cookie together, allowing the two sides of the cookie to expose the center. Place the cookie in a small bowl, to allow it to set. Repeat with the remaining cookies.