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Homemade Fortune Cookies

Our home is often filled with family and friends, so I'm always cooking up something. I created this recipe when I was looking for a treat to surprise my husband. —Susan Bettinger, Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 5 min.
  • Makes
    10 cookies


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Write fortunes on small strips of paper (3-1/2x1/4-in.); set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Using a pencil, draw two 3-1/2-in. circles on a sheet of parchment. Place paper, pencil mark down, on a baking sheet; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg white and vanilla. Add flour; mix well. Spread 1 tablespoon batter over each circle. Bake 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Slide parchment onto a work surface. Cover one cookie with a kitchen towel. Place a fortune in the center of the other cookie; loosen cookie from parchment with a thin spatula. Fold cookie in half over fortune strip so the edges meet; hold edges together for 3 seconds.
  • Place center of cookie over the rim of a glass; gently press ends down to bend cookie in middle. Cool 1 minute before removing to a wire rack. Repeat with second cookie. If cookies become too cool to fold, return to oven to soften for 1 minute. Repeat with remaining batter and fortunes.
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  • Tyeisha
    Oct 21, 2019

    Ok so it’s easy and is good but it is very sticky and I had trouble flattening the dough and it’s messy as well

  • waylynn
    Feb 4, 2018

    Mine kept falling apart. They were good but I didn't get a fortune cookie!!!!!!!!! :(

  • Gorgaritch
    May 16, 2017

    Kind of hard to fold into shape, and the fortune sometimes get stuck to the inside of the cookie. But SUPER DELICIOUS and super easy! I will make these again, but only as regular cookies.

  • Aschwei
    Feb 20, 2016

    The dough was messy and sticky, i couldnt do anything with it, it turn out like a mini pancake snapped in half with a peice of paper in the middle

  • Kimberly Hines
    Aug 26, 2015

    That was fun. Practice makes perfect!

  • DonnaDunham
    Jan 30, 2014

    Tasty and a lite bit out fun

  • pahoneybee
    Jan 30, 2014

    I've tried other recipes for fortune cookies before, this is by far the best, tastiest, and easiest, thank you!!!

  • vtrachel04
    Dec 20, 2012

    No comment left

  • pinkiepie
    Sep 28, 2012

    They where very good it is hard to get them folded in to the shape with them being so hot out of oven and if you wait they are too hard. The taste was great and I would try to make them again.

  • ButterLovingGirl
    Nov 13, 2011

    I served it for a special event and my guests were in love with it.