Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

Near the end of the last school year, my daughter brought home a book about making fortune cookies.
It included a recipe and we thought it would be so fun to try it!

So, today I want to share this idea with you- I think you’ll love it! :)

Ingredients Needed:

3 egg whites
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water

And here’s what you need to do!

1. Start by cutting small strips of paper & making up some fun fortunes to write on them.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F

Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

2. Separate your eggs

Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

3. Our recipe said to mix the egg whites with the sugar using a whisk.  You can also whip the egg whites and sugar on high speed with an electric mixer until they get frothy.

  Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

4. Stir in melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, water and flour one at a time. Your batter should look similar to the photo above (kind of like pancake batter).

  Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

5. Our recipe said to spoon batter into circles (about 3 inches across) on a cookie sheet that had been greased with oil. That totally ruined our pan- it was beyond cleaning. So, I suggest using parchment paper which I’ve heard also works for this!

Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

6. Bake until the edges begin to brown SLIGHTLY- 5ish minutes and remove them quickly.  In my photos they don’t look brownish.  I suggest you let them get a little brown- just a little.  That way they’ll still be bendy, but they should end up crisp- the ones we did weren’t as crisp as we would’ve liked.

  Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

7. Add the fortune

Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

8. Fold the cookie in half. (I used my bare hands for this, but my fingers were pretty tender by the end! I have heard that you can get special cotton gloves for handling hot things like this. I’ve also heard of people handling them through a folded piece of parchment paper to reduce the heat.)

  Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

9. Bend the cookie as shown above. You can put them inside of a muffin tin, to hold their shape while they cool.

Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

These were so fun to make! You do have to repeat the process quite a few times to make them all, but how fun to make your own fortune cookies! I can think of so many uses for these, for parties treats or favors, for fun school lunch treats, etc. And what about adding food coloring to the batter to make colorful fortune cookies or match them to a party’s decor!

Make Your Own Fortune Cookies!

Make Your Own Fortune Cookies!

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting small strips of paper & making up some fun fortunes to write on them.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 °F
  3. Separate your eggs
  4. Our recipe said to mix the egg whites with the sugar using a whisk. You can also whip the egg whites and sugar on high speed with an electric mixer until they get frothy.
  5. Stir in melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, water and flour one at a time. Your batter should look similar to the photo above (kind of like pancake batter).
  6. Our recipe said to spoon batter into circles (about 3 inches across) on a cookie sheet that had been greased with oil. That totally ruined our pan- it was beyond cleaning. So, I suggest using parchment paper which I’ve heard also works for this!
  7. Bake until the edges begin to brown SLIGHTLY- 5ish minutes and remove them quickly. In my photos they don’t look brownish. I suggest you let them get a little brown- just a little. That way they’ll still be bendy, but they should end up crisp- the ones we did weren’t as crisp as we would’ve liked.
  8. Add the fortune
  9. Fold the cookie in half. (I used my bare hands for this, but my fingers were pretty tender by the end! I have heard that you can get special cotton gloves for handling hot things like this. I’ve also heard of people handling them through a folded piece of parchment paper to reduce the heat.)
  10. Bend the cookie as shown above. You can put them inside of a muffin tin, to hold their shape while they cool.
http://www.howdoesshe.com/make-your-own-fortune-cookies/

I hope you’ll try this sometime! :)

Heather Lynne

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Make Your Own Fortune Cookies

 

15 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. September 4th, 2012 at 9:28 am
    alison@howdoesshe.com says:
    Ohhh I love fortune cookies! This would be so fun for our family when we get together with cousins. Thanks Heather:)
  2. September 4th, 2012 at 9:40 am
    KAT says:
    very cool I pined it to my pinterest page ! We just love Chinese food in my family.
  3. September 12th, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    Krista says:
    Can't wait to try this recipe. It will also give me a chance to try the coolest trick I just learned for separating egg yolks from egg whites. Use an empty plastic water bottle, remove the lid, while holding upside down squeeze the bottle, place over egg yolk and release bottle. It suctions up just the yolk into the water bottle. Squeeze the bottle again to discard the yolk, repeat the process for each yolk. So cool!
    • October 17th, 2012 at 7:25 pm
      Heather Lynne says:
      That's crazy! :) haha I'll have to try that!
  4. September 12th, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    Penetavai says:
    These fortune cookies look great! And fun would they be in holiday colors! Can't wait to try them out. If I spread them thiner would that make them more crunchy? Thanks for sharing Heather!!
    • October 17th, 2012 at 7:26 pm
      Heather Lynne says:
      I don't know if that would make them crunchy- but it would stand to reason that it would. If you try it, I'd love for you to let us know in the comments how it went!
  5. September 18th, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    Rhonda says:
    We were thinking of making these for our Halloween party! So neat to put in your own fortunes! Do you know how well they store or how to store them best? We will have to make about 100 and will need to do it a few days before the party. thanks!
    • October 17th, 2012 at 7:28 pm
      Heather Lynne says:
      We went through ours pretty quickly, so we didn't need to store them for long, but I would think they'd be ok in a regular airtight container.
  6. November 8th, 2012 at 8:46 am
    Joanna says:
    Will have my family write what they are thankful for on the pieces of paper. Great for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the easy recipe!
  7. November 24th, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    Jamee says:
    About how many will one batch make? I'm thinking of putting in scripture verses with blessings in it and taking to a house warming shower to friends who just moved.
  8. March 14th, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    Georgeanne says:
    Would like to try the fortune cookies, but the recipe does not say how many it will make...even an approximate figure will help
    thanks
  9. April 5th, 2013 at 5:01 am
    tara says:
    Thank you so much for posting this! I used your recipe (with a few tweaks of cooking process) to make gender reveal fortune cookies when we told our family what we were having! I linked to you in my post: http://spotofteadesigns.com/2013/04/05/gender-reveal-stache-or-sash/
  10. October 26th, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    Sarah says:
    Thanks for the recipe! We just made mis-fortune cookies with funny fortunes (ie. you're turning into your mother) for a Halloween party. We added twice the water to get that pancake consistency and black food coloring to play up the misfortune of it all..
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