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Homemade Fortune Cookies Recipe

Homemade Fortune Cookies Recipe

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. YIELD:10 servings


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


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Write fortunes on small strips of paper (3-1/2x1/4-in.); set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a pencil, draw two 3-1/2-in. circles on a sheet of parchment paper. Place paper, pencil mark down, on a baking sheet; set aside.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Slide parchment paper 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 paper with a thin spatula. Fold cookie in half over fortune strip so the edges meet; hold edges together for 3 seconds.
  • 4. 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. Yield: 10 cookies.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 62 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Gorgaritch User ID: 9169546 266048
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8776995 244171
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1929928 231845
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"That was fun. Practice makes perfect!"

DonnaDunham User ID: 7528294 83476
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"Tasty and a lite bit out fun"

pahoneybee User ID: 7645266 60959
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

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

pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 133507
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2638029 150845
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

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

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