Recipe - Fortune Cookies

Looking for something super sweet to do with your valentine? You should get together and make some homemade fortune cookies so you can personalize some cheesy, dorky "fortunes" for one another. I made these on Friday but didn't put any fortunes inside just in case I would mess up. They turned out deliciously, though a tad soft. I will think to re-bake them some other time and perfect it but give it a whirl yourself!

Step 1: Ingredients (serving size: 15-18 cookies)

  • 1/4 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1.5 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tsp water
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

Step 2: Mixing the ingredients
Mix your egg whites, vanilla extract, almond extract, and vegetable oil. Beat the mix until it's frothy but not quite stiff. Set this aside and then sift the flour, cornstarch, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Once that is done, add some water to it and stir BEFORE you mix the egg mixture in. You should then beat until you have a nice smooth batter.

Step 3: Preparing the oven and pan
Turn your oven onto 300 degrees Fahreinheit. Grease your baking sheet appropriately. You're going to need a spatula for when you remove these from the oven. Put a little less than a tablespoon of batter onto the baking sheet in a circular motion until you've created circles about 3.5" in diameter with some space between them. These will bake for about 12 minutes in the oven or until the edges are golden brown.

Step 4: Shaping the cookies
The cookies' shape come from handling them right out of the oven. When they cool, they harden! So pull out your cookies and work fast; yes, you may burn your fingers but you can always get gloves or even put duct tape on your fingers' pads. If you were adding fortunes to them, you would put a strip in the middle now and then fold the cookie in half. Pull the edges down over the edge of a cup and then quickly put the cookie in another cup or muffin tin to keep its shape!

Step 5: Completion
When they have cooled, you will have your delicious cookies!



  1. Amazing! Definitely going to try this... and maybe experiment with different shapes. =D

  2. Oh, by the way. I think 8 tbsp is the same as 1/2 cup. Less measurement error when using cups than tablespoons. =]