Whether it's sharing a positive prophecy with a friend, proposing marriage, or passive-aggressively letting your roommate know they need to do their dishes, nothing does the job quite like a fortune cookie. The key is to work quickly; you'll want to insert your fortunes and shape these light, crispy cookies right as they come out of the oven. Wearing gloves might be a good idea!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 to 12 fortune cookies
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Print and cut out 3-inch wide paper fortunes.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

  • Combine egg white, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, salt, and butter in a bowl. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Add flour and whisk until batter is smooth and falls off the whisk in ribbons.

  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of batter onto the prepared baking sheet; spread out into a 4-inch circle using the back of a spoon. Repeat once more.

  • Bake first batch in the preheated oven until crispy and golden brown on the edges and still pale in the centers, about 10 minutes.

  • Quickly lift up cookies using a spatula. Add a fortune to each. Fold cookies in half, pressing edges together lightly. Bend each cookie over the rim of the pan, bringing ends down on either side. Lift up and curl ends towards each other. Place cookies in ramekins or muffin tins to hold their shape while they cool.

  • Bake remaining batter in batches, folding and shaping the cookies while hot. Remove from ramekins or muffin tins when completely cool.

Chef's Notes:

If any cookie sits too long and becomes too stiff to shape, return it to the oven for a few minutes to soften.

Make sure you cook the cookies enough, otherwise they won't be crispy when cooled. The entire cookie should come out crispy. I usually shoot for about a 50-75% brown-to-golden ratio on the surface.

Nutrition Facts

47 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 8.3g 3% DV; fat 1.2g 2% DV; cholesterol 3.2mg 1% DV; sodium 29.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2019
This was and easy and delicious recipe for fortune cookies! Even though I didn’t have milk, water worked just fine. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/19/2020
Tried doing the recipe twice, and both times it failed, it was a good taste but I couldn’t get the cookie mix to spread and they were not very easy at all Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2019
This was and easy and delicious recipe for fortune cookies! Even though I didn’t have milk, water worked just fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2020
Because of some "operator errors" on my part, the recipe didn't turn out exactly like it should have. but if I had followed directions like I should, they would have been perfect. Nice easy recipe and very tasty. My boyfriend thought they were a nice addition to the Chinese dinner I made. You have to make sure that you don't spread the mixture too thin, or make the cookies too large, or they will crack when you are trying to mold them. A few trial and error mistakes, but they were very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2020
These were very easy to make and shape. Made them for a New Years Eve party with my granddaughters. We added some melted chocolate and sprinkles over the finished cookie to make them festive. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/19/2020
Tried doing the recipe twice, and both times it failed, it was a good taste but I couldn’t get the cookie mix to spread and they were not very easy at all Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2020
They're so crunchy and delicious! I did add a little more milk; and only used vanilla extract since I don't the have almond one. It was painful to fold them though :'v so maybe next time I'll leave half the batch as flat flaky ostia-like cookies. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
08/06/2019
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2020
Yum! They were delicious, and turned out really nicely. I loved making fortunes for them; you can be super creative and do whatever you want. Thanks! Read More
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