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.
- 2 egg whites
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ½ 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 2½” 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