Fortune Cookies


Try this fortune cookie recipe for fresh homemade cookies containing your own witty messages inside. Great for parties.

Prep Time:
55 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 dozen


  • cooking spray

  • 1 large egg white

  • teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Generously grease two cookie sheets with cooking spray.

  2. Write fortunes on strips of paper about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.

  3. Mix egg white and vanilla together in a bowl until foamy but not stiff. Sift in flour, sugar, and salt; stir until blended.

  4. Drop two spoonfuls of batter at least 4 inches apart onto one prepared cookie sheet. Tilt the sheet to spread batter into 3-inch-diameter circles.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are pale in the center and golden on the outer 1/2-inch edge, about 5 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven. Quickly lift one cookie with a wide spatula and place upside down onto a wooden board. Place a fortune on the cookie (close to the middle) and fold cookie in half around the paper. Place the folded edge over the rim of a measuring cup or coffee mug and pull the pointed edges down, one inside the cup and one outside. Place cookie into a muffin tin or egg carton to hold its shape as it cools. Repeat to form and fill the second cookie.

  7. While the first batch is baking in Step 5, repeat Step 4 to form two more cookies on the second cookie sheet. When you are shaping the first batch of baked cookies in Step 6, bake the second batch. Repeat until all cookies are baked and shaped.


Don't make more than two or three cookies at a time. The cookies have to be really hot to shape properly in Step 6. If you make too many at a time, they'll cool before you can shape them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

27 Calories
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 27
% Daily Value *
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 1g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 7mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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