Recipe Box: Fortune Cookies

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Yummy Treat for Lunar New Year (or ANY Day!)

By Charlotte Linde, Publisher of Macaroni Kid EATS! January 18, 2012

Remind the ones you love how special they are when YOU make the fortune in these homemade cookies.

Fortune Cookies

  • 1 egg white
  • โ…› teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar

Prepare your fortunes ahead of time, as you have to work quickly with this recipe. Grease a cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 350หšF.

In a small bowl, stir together the salt, flour, and sugar; set aside. Mix the egg white and vanilla until foamy but not stiff, then blend in the flour mixture. The batter will be just a bit runny. Place teaspoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, using the back of the spoon to spread thin. Bake for 3-5 minutes, or until the edges of the cookie are browned. 

Quickly and carefully remove cookies. Place the fortune in the middle of the cookie and fold it in half. Using the side of a mug or bowl, place the center of the cookie at the rim and bend it in to form the shape. The cookie will harden as it cools.