Fortune Cookies from @thegabels #recipe

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.

Fortune Cookies from @thegabels #recipe


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.

Homemade Fortune Cookies

Serves 16     adjust servings

Preparation 15 min
Cook Time 30 min
Total Time 0:45


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons water


  1. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until they are frothy, but not quite to the point where soft peaks have formed.
  2. Incorporate flour gently.
  3. Add sugar and both extracts and mix to combine. Finally, mix in water.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Work with 2-3 baking sheets covered with parchment paper or a baking mat. Plan to bake only 2-3 cookies at a time.
  6. Pour 2 teaspoons of cookie dough on to the baking sheets for each cookie.
  7. Spread the cookie dough out in to a circle that is roughly 2 1/2" in diameter.
  8. Bake for 6-10 minutes or just until the edges are very lightly browned.
  9. Immediately remove cookies from baking sheet and fold in half.
  10. 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!
  11. Set on a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 41kcal Calories from fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g

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

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Fortune Cookies from @thegabels #recipe
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2 comments on “Homemade Fortune Cookies

  1. What a nice recipe for birthdays, or any event you want to make extra special. Thanks so much for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  2. Oh wow! These handmade fortune cookies look and sound delicious! How fun!