Homemade fortune cookies are a fun way to give a special someone a very personalized “fortune.” These cookies aren’t hard to make and taste better than the restaurant version.
I made homemade fortune cookies a few years ago and, quite honestly, what I remember most is trying not to burn my fingers! But I do remember they were good, really good and so worth the effort. In fact, I was making them for my husband’s birthday and I ate them all before he came from work. Oops. My fortune cookies weren’t as pretty to look at, but it was the first time I’d made them.
15 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
45 minTotal Time
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons water
- Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until they are frothy, but not quite to the point where soft peaks have formed.
- Incorporate flour gently.
- Add sugar and both extracts and mix to combine. Finally, mix in water.
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Work with 2-3 baking sheets covered with parchment paper or a baking mat. Plan to bake only 2-3 cookies at a time.
- Pour 2 teaspoons of cookie dough on to the baking sheets for each cookie.
- Spread the cookie dough out in to a circle that is roughly 2 1/2" in diameter.
- Bake for 6-10 minutes or just until the edges are very lightly browned.
- Immediately remove cookies from baking sheet and fold in half.
- Place the flat side of the cookie on the rim of a cup, or use a finger, and push to form a crescent. Just be careful - the cookies are hot!
- Set on a cooling rack to cool completely.
Recipe from The Prudent Homemaker