Fortune Cookie Recipe

Here's a Fortune Cookie Recipe that you can have a lot of fun with!

Make a batch of homemade fortune cookies to celebrate a wedding, birthday or the Chinese New Year.

Or spend some quality time with the family using our recipe to make homemade fortune cookies with personalized sayings customized for your family.

Fortune cookies are delicate and tricky to shape, so it's best to undertake this cookie baking project on a day when you have plenty of time and are feeling extremely patient.

It's not hard, just a little tricky to get the hang of.

Because homemade fortune cookies need to be shaped when they are still hot from the oven, you can only bake a couple at a time, otherwise they cool down too much before you get them folded and shaped, causing them to crack.

Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies

It's a good idea to practice folding your fortune cookies with a paper circle to get the feel of it.

You are definitely going to want to use parchment paper when following our Fortune Cookie Recipe. Draw a template right on the parchment to insure your fortune cookies have the right size and are all the same size.

Enlist the entire family to come up with fortune cookie sayings to suit your family and the event being celebrated.

Use Gourmet Food Writer Edible Color Markers (10 color set) by AmeriColor to write your Fortune Cookie Sayings on pieces of paper that are about 1/2-inch wide and 4-inches long.

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Fortune Cookie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 1 large egg white
  1. Preheat your oven to 300F degrees. Use a small bowl to trace 2 circles (4-inch diameter) on a piece of parchment paper. Repeat with 8 more pieces of parchment paper. Place a piece of parchment on each of 2 cookie sheets. Set aside the remaining parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt until well blended.
  3. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy (2 to 3 minutes).
  4. Stir in half of the flour mixture with the mixer on low speed.
  5. Add the egg white and continue to beat until all the ingredients are combined and moistened.
  6. Beat in the remaining flour mixture until a rough dough begins to form.
  7. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to make sure everything gets incorporated.
  8. Beat the mixture on medium-high until the batter is very smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl again as necessary.
  9. Spoon a level tablespoon of fortune cookie batter into the center of each circle on one of your parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Ue a small butter knife or offset spatula to spread the dough in an even layer to the edges of the circle.
  10. Place one cookie sheet in the oven.
  11. Bake until the cookies are golden and just set, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  12. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven.
  13. Working quickly, slide a large spatula under one of the cookies and place it on a wooden board.
  14. Quickly place the fortune on the cookie, close to the middle and fold the cookie in half, pressing the top edges together to form a half circle.
  15. Place the folded edge over the rim of a measuring cup or mug, and pull the pointed edges down, one on the inside of the cup and one on the outside forming the fortune cookie shape.
  16. Place folded cookies into the cups of a muffin tin to hold their shape until firm.

This Fortune Cookie Recipe makes about 10 cookies.

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