Prepare the fortunes to be placed inside the cookies. I printed them and then cut it out. Make sure that the strips are about 2 ½ inches long and about ¼ inch wide.
Separate the egg whites and place them in a bowl. Using a whisk or beater, beat the egg whites until it is foamy. You don't have to make it form peaks but it should become frothy.
Now add the sugar, oil and almond extract and whisk further to mix well.
Sift the flour and salt and add it to the wet mixture. Combine well to form a smooth batter. If the batter appears too thick, add a tablespoon or two of water and mix. The batter should be free flowing from a spoon.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicon mat or grease it with oil.
Drop a tablespoon full of batter and spread it around to form a even 3 inch circle. I used the back of my spoon to spread it around like a crepe / dosa. Make sure that the batter is spread in even thickness as that allows for even cooking.
I made only 2 cookies at a time as that allowed me to work with them comfortably without them hardening quickly.
Place the tray in the oven and bake for 5 to 6 minutes. Depending on the thickness of the batter, it might cook at about 5 minutes or could take a little longer. Once the cookies begin to brown on the edges, take them out of the oven and place the tray on a kitchen towel.
Using a thin / flat spatula, remove the cookies from the tray and flip it over.
Working quickly, place the prepared fortune strip in the center and fold the cookies in half.
Place the folded cookies on the rim of a glass with the fold side on top and bring the edges together to form the shape of the fortune cookies.
Place the shaped cookies on a muffin tin so it retains its shape when it is cooling.
Repeat the same with the rest of the batter.
Once the cookies cool down, place them in an airtight container.