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Fortune Cookies Recipe

Updated on April 12, 2012

Everyone enjoys getting a fortune cookie at the end of a tasty Chinese dinner. I for one enjoy reading what the paper says inside. Sometimes it's serious, at other times the sayings can be loving and heart warming, and then there are those that are just down right funny! Make your own fortune cookies with the recipe below. By making your own, you can create anything you want the person who receives it to read. You can have a lot fun with this. Perhaps you have a wedding shower coming up. You can create sayings that refer to the bride and groom and their upcoming wedding. Or perhaps a baby shower, a birthday party, Valentines Day, the list goes on and on with possibilities to choose from. Hope you give it a try and have some fun with it.

4 egg whites

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup melted butter

2 tablespoons water

1/2 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend the sugar into the egg whites until nice and fluffy. Melt the butter and set it aside so it can cool off. Add the flour, salt, vanilla, water, and butter to the sugar mixture. Beat it until it is smooth. On a well-greased cookie, sheet, pour batter into 3 inch circles.


Bake them for 8 to 10 minutes until they are golden brown. Lay the fortune paper into the center of the cookie. Fold the cookie into thirds and bend the center gently.


If the cookie gets too hard to bend, reheat in the oven for a minute. That should make it easier to bend into shape. This recipe yields 30 fortune cookies.



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      6 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks for sharing this! I was always curious how to make these, and now that I see the ingredients, I see that it is as I suspected - they are similar to Nilla Wafers, only crispier and thinner :) I've never seen a recipe for fortune cookies - this is a great idea for a Hub.

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Hyphenbird thanks for the great encouraging words to me you just made my day! It's always a pleasure to read your comments and a great way to start the day out. One of the things I like about this recipe is it is so easy to make, and the other one is, eating them! Have a great time making them with your son and spending time together. The possibilities are endless as to what you write. It's a lot of fun watching the person reading the fortune seeing that it's personally for them! Glad you like my ideas and enjoy your cookies! Have yourself a great day! :-)

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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      You rock! This is a great and easy recipe. My little boy loves fortune cookies so we will definitely make these. Wouldn't they be great for a birthday party with the fortunes customized to the person? I love the baby shower idea also. Again, you ROCK.

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi eminemo thanks for the wonderful comments. I hope you and your son have fun making these with your own personalized messages, and then have even more fun eating them! It is a fun project and they are easy to make. Enjoy and have yourself a great day! :-)

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      6 years ago from USA

      This is great! My son likes fortune cookie. It will be fun project with kids. Thanks.


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