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Make-Your-Own Fortune Cookies

Have you ever wondered how they make fortune cookies? Here's the answer! The only thing better than baking cookies with friends is writing your own fortunes.

Serves 48
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
40 calories per serving


> 48 written fortunes
> 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
> 3 egg whites
> 3/4 cup sugar
> 1/8 tsp salt
> 1 cup flour
> 1 tsp vanilla extract
> cooking spray


Melt the butter. Mix egg whites, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Sift in the flour. Add vanilla extract, melted butter, and 2 tbsp water, one at a time. For best results, leave batter to chill in the refrigerator, 30 min.
While batter chills, preheat oven to 375°F. Grease or spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Drop a round tsp of the chilled batter onto the cookie sheet. Spread batter with a spoon until it forms a circle with a 3-inch diameter. Continue with remaining batter.
Bake for 3–5 min. or until the edges turn brown. Use a spatula to slide one cookie off the cookie sheet. Set the cookie on a flat surface of clean counter top. Lay a paper strip with the fortune across the cookie. Working quickly, double over the cookie so the fortune is covered. Lift the cookie by the sides and push the cookie edge over the form of an upside down muffin tin and bend the ends down.
Put the bent cookie carefully onto one of the sections in the egg carton to cool. Continue with remaining cookies until all are completed.


This recipe yields 48 cookies. Break up the baking and folding process into 4 manageable batches of 12. This ensures they won’t cool before you have the chance to fold them.

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