How to Make the Best Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
133 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 133
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 4g
Calcium 21mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fortune cookies can be tricky to make―it's important to make sure that the cookie batter is spread out evenly on the baking sheet. Instead of using the back of a wooden spoon to spread the batter, it's better to gently tilt the baking sheet back and forth as needed. Wearing cotton gloves makes it easier to handle and shape the hot cookies. This fortune cookie recipe makes about 10 cookies.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Fortune Cookies ingredients

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  2. Write fortunes on pieces of paper that are 3 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.

    Write fortunes on pieces of paper

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  3. Preheat oven to 300 F. Grease 2 9-X-13 inch baking sheets.

    greased baking sheets

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  4. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg white, vanilla extract, almond extract, and vegetable oil until frothy, but not stiff.

    ightly beat the egg white, vanilla extract, almond extract, and vegetable oil in a bowl

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  5. Sift the flour, cornstarch, salt, and sugar in a separate bowl. Stir the water into the flour mixture.

    Sift the flour, cornstarch, salt, and sugar in a separate bowl

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  6. Add the flour to the egg white mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter. The batter should not be runny but should drop easily off a wooden spoon.

    Add the flour to the egg white mixture

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  7. Place level tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, spacing them at least 3 inches apart. Gently tilt the baking sheet back and forth and from side to side so that each tablespoon of batter forms into a circle 4 inches in diameter.

    batter on a greased baking sheet

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  8. Bake until the outer 1/2-inch of each cookie turns golden brown, and they are easy to remove from the baking sheet with a spatula (14 to 15 minutes).

    baked fortune cookie batter

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  9. Working quickly, remove the cookie with a spatula and flip it over in your hand.

    remove the cookie with a spatula and flip it over in your hand

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  10. Place a fortune in the middle of a cookie.

    Place a fortune in the middle of a cookie

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  11. To form the fortune cookie shape, fold the cookie in half, then gently pull the edges downward over the rim of a glass, wooden spoon or the edge of a muffin tin. Place the finished cookie in the cup of the muffin tin so that it keeps its shape. Continue with the rest of the cookies.

    Fortune Cookies in cupcake tins

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