Monday, March 8, 2010

Homemade Fortune Cookies

Oh my heavens - these are SO DELICIOUS, and totally easy to make. You must try this recipe!

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • food coloring (optional)
  • dipping chocolate (optional)
  • sprinkles (optional)
  • fortunes, printed and cut (optional)
1. Mix everything but the dipping chocolate and sprinkles.

2. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet and spread with the back of your spoon into 3-4 inch circles. Only do 2 or 3 at a time so you'll have time for Step 3. Bake at 300 degrees for 14 minutes. (I had to adjust for my oven, so I started at 10 minutes, and after 2 batches I lowered it to 9 minutes.)

3. Work quickly! Scrape off the cookie, turn it upside-down and lay your fortune inside. Fold the circle in half, then holding the cookie by the edges press down onto the edge of your mixing bowl. The cookie will mold around it. Set your cookie in a muffin tin to cool so it won't come un-molded.

(this is what you want your cookie to look like...)

 (These are what you don't want your cookies to look like. It's the result of taking too long to fold and mold them... I was trying to take the photos and I messed a few up before I finally got smart and set up the shot beforehand to save time!)

4. Melt your chocolate and dip the edge of your cookies inside then add sprinkles.

Makes 12-18 cookies.

Do it!!! They're adorable and SUPER tasty!

Ideas for St. Patrick's Day fortunes:
  • I'm so lucky to have you.
  • You're gonna get lucky. (hehe)
  • Lucky me - to have you in my life.
  • I don't need luck, I have you.
If you're LDS you can make these for Visiting Teaching treats with the fortune "We are lucky to have the scriptures" inside. It correlates nicely with March's Visiting Teaching Message. :)

Need something to put your cookies in? Check out my post on making decorative take-out boxes


  1. Wow, you really are super mom. I think I'm gonna try these!

  2. wow! these are so cool! super cute too. I have a question...what did you do with all the wedding cards you got from the wedding? I have so many of them, and they're all so cute and nice I didn't want to throw them away. Any ideas? :)

  3. That's right! I had forgotten. That is a good tip. I'll have to try your tips next time :)

  4. Wow this is really nice post about the fortune cookies recipe. Fortune cookies are crunchy which comes with various flavors and with different colors. They are best way to predict the future. Fortune cookies are crispy cookies mostly served in restaurants. It has a fortune message inside.
    Fortune Cookies and Tarot India


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