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Fortune Cookie Recipe

These crispy fortune cookies are delicious and easy to make.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Baking, cookies, fortune cookies
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 60kcal
Author Janine Waite


  • Silpat



  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, rice flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
  • In another bowl whisk the egg whites until frothy.
  • Add the oil, water, extract, and egg whites into the flour mixture. Stir until it is well mixed and cookie dough resembles a thin pancake batter. If it is too thick add a small amount of water until it is the right consistency.
  • Add red food coloring to the batter. I add the food coloring to half the mixture and I place the food coloring on a spoon before adding it. It only takes a little bit of dye. You do want a nice deep red cookie.
  • Place a Silpat cooking mat down on a cookie sheet.
  • Spoon a teaspoon and a half of batter on the Silpat mat.
  • With the back of a teaspoon, spread the mixture into a 3 ½ inch circle. You can shape the cookies with your finger if you like.
  • Add sugar heart candies to the shaped cookie. Place them along the edges so that they aren't in the sections that will be folded.
  • You'll only want to place two cookies on a sheet. Once the cookies are out of the oven you only have a couple of seconds to mold them.
  • Bake at 325° for about 10-11 minutes.
  • Once out of the oven, either wear gloves or use your bare hands. The cookies will be pretty hot.
  • Lift the cookie off the sheet with a metal spatula and fold the cookie in half. Make sure the candy hearts are the outside of the cookie when you fold them.
  • Then place the cookie fold side down on the rim of a coffee mug. Hold in place to make sure you have the shape of a fortune cookie.
  • Place in a muffin tin to hold the shape of the cookie.
  • Download and print out the paper's fortunes.
  • After the cookie is cooled insert the paper fortunes into the cracks of the cookies.


Serving: 18cookies | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Iron: 1mg