How do You make homemade fortune cookies?

Question by monkey1995gurl1995: How do You make homemade fortune cookies?
my aunt,sis and me had some fortune cookies and we wanted to know how to make them… ive heared theyre better that store bought if make correctly… if anyone knows, post please.. and list the tools too plez..

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Answer by sky
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2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon (2.2g) of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon (2.2g) of almond extract
3 tablespoons (41g) of vegetable oil
8 tablespoons (62.5g) of flour
1 1/2 teaspoons (4g) of cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon (1.5g) of salt
8 tablespoons (100g) of sugar
3 teaspoons (15g) of water


Write and cut out fortunesMeasure out strips for your fortunes on a piece of paper. The strips should be about 3″ (7.6cm) long and 1/2″ (1.25cm) wide. Write your fortunes out and then cut the strips. You’ll need about 10 fortunes.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.

Egg whites beaten with vanilla and oilBeat the egg white in a bowl. Add vanilla extract, almond extract and vegetable oil.

Dry ingredients and waterPut flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt into a separate bowl. Stir in the water.

Batter is thin and smoothAdd the flour; cornstarch; sugar; salt mixture into the egg; vanilla; and almond mixture. . Stir until you have a smooth batter.

Tilt batter on cookie sheetPlace tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, spacing them around 2 or 3 inches (5 – 7.5cm) apart. Tilt the baking sheet back and forth, side to side, until each tablespoon of batter forms into a circle 4 inches (10cm) in diameter.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the outer half turns to a golden brown color, and they are easy to remove from the baking sheet.

Place FortuneRemove the cookie with a spatula, and flip it over in your hand. Place the fortune in the middle of the cookie.

Fold Cookie
Bend CookieForm the fortune cookie shape: fold the cookie in half, then gently pull the edges downward over the rim of a glass or wooden spoon.

Cooling in cupsPlace the finished cookie in the cup of a muffin tin or teacup or whatever you think will work best so that it keeps its shape. Continue with the rest of the cookies.


Use a baking mat on a cold cookie sheet. If you do not have a baking mat, grease the cookie sheet very well. Do not put batter on a warm cookie sheet.

Start by making only one or two cookies.

Work quickly with the hot cookies. They harden as they cool.
After removing the cookie, give it a couple (and only a couple) seconds to cool before putting the fortune in. Putting it in immediately will cause it to sink into the batter and make it very difficult to remove.

If you do not want to put fortunes in your “fortune” cookies, you could skip those steps.

Only put four cookies on the cookie sheet at a time.
The cookies cool fast.

This makes 15 cookies.


Wear gloves when working with the hot cookies to keep from burning your hands.

If gloves are difficult to work with try applying duct tape to the pads of your fingers. You may wish to double up. It works great at protecting you from getting burned by repeated exposure to the heat while folding the cookies.

It is not necessarily good for your health to use any industrial paper and ink, as these chemical “ingredients” will be in contact with the food you are about to eat.

Things You’ll Need

Cookie sheets
Baking mat (optional but very helpful)
Cup or glass
Muffin tins or more cups
Paper, scissors, ruler, pen for fortunes
Paper for fortunes

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  1. Jetta M says:

    try this they work great!!i always make them when on a date and put mi own little questions in them : )

    1 egg white
    1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 pinch salt
    1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
    1/4 cup white sugar

    1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a cookie sheet. Write fortunes on strips of paper about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Generously grease 2 cookie sheets.

    2.Mix the egg white and vanilla until foamy but not stiff. Sift the flour, salt, and sugar and blend into the egg white mixture.
    Place teaspoonfuls of the batter at least 4 inches apart on one of the prepared cookie sheets. Tilt the sheet to move the batter into round shapes about 3 inches in diameter. Be careful to make batter as round and even as possible. Do not make too many, because the cookie have to be really hot to form them and once they cool it is too late. Start with 2 or 3 to a sheet and see how many you can do.

    3.Bake for 5 minutes or until cookie has turned a golden color 1/2 inch wide around the outer edge of the circle. The center will remain pale. While one sheet is baking, prepare the other.

    4.Remove from oven and quickly move cookie with a wide spatula and place upside down on a wooden board. Quickly place the fortune on the cookie, close to the middle and fold the cookie in half. Place the folded edge across the rim of a measuring cup and pull the pointed edges down, one on the inside of the cup and one on the outside. Place folded cookies into the cups of a muffin tin or egg carton to hold their shape until firm.

  2. xdramaticlovex says:

    Chilled 9-inch piecrust
    3-inch-wide round cookie cutter or drinking glass
    Rolling pin or glass.
    Nontoxic marker
    Slips of paper
    Colored sugar
    Cookie sheet

    1. Lay a chilled 9-inch piecrust on a cornstarch-dusted surface. Cut out 3-inch-wide circles with a round cookie cutter or drinking glass. To use all the dough, roll out the scraps with a pin or a cornstarch-dusted glass.

    Step 2 2. Use a nontoxic marker to write fortunes on slips of paper and place one in the center of each dough circle. Fold the circle in half, then pinch and fold the ends together, as shown.

    3. Brush the top of each cookie with water, then sprinkle on colored sugar. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet about an inch apart, sugar side up. Bake them until lightly browned, about 20 minutes, and let them cool before removing them from the pan. Makes about 16 cookies.

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