Fortune Cookies

Fresh-baked cookies are in your future! These favorite take-out cookies are actually a very fun and easy stay-in project. So gather colorful sprinkles, some  simple ingredients and friends to create a few dozen diy fortune cookies.

Fortune Cookies

Cookie Ingredients

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ tsp salt

¾ cup C&H® Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar

1 tsp lemon zest

4 egg whites

¼ cup plus 1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp vanilla

1 tsp almond extract

 

Cookie Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F

Combine flour, salt, sugar and lemon zest in large bowl with whisk.  Form a well in the middle and set aside.

In medium bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy, set aside.

In a separate bowl combine oil, water, lemon juice, vanilla and almond extract. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, mix the wet ingredients.  Pour into the center of the dry ingredients. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients from the sides of the bowl until well incorporated. Batter will be crumbly but will come together when the egg whites are added. Pour half the egg whites into mixture, gently mix into batter. Add the remaining egg whites and mix into batter until smooth.

Cookies need to be shaped quickly after they come out of the oven so only make a few at a time.  Spoon a tablespoon of batter onto a non-stick baking sheet (If you do not have a non-stick baking sheet, line your pan with parchment). Repeat two or three times, leaving at least 3 inches between each spoonful. Use the back of a spoon or an off-set spatula to spread the batter outward into a 3.5-inch circle. The batter should be as thin as possible without holes. Bake 7 to 10 minutes until edges brown.

Remove baking sheet from the oven and use an off-set spatula to flip the cookies. Place a fortune in the center of each cookie and fold in half. Pinch the edges and fold the middle of each cookie over the edge of a glass, mug or hot pan to shape.  To help the cookies keep their shape, place them in a muffin pan to cool. If cookies are too hot to handle with bare hands, try wearing a pair of thin gloves while shaping.  Cookies should be crisp throughout when cooled.  If centers are still chewy, increase baking time slightly.

Yield: 35 - 40 Cookies

 

Icing Ingredients

1 cup C&H® Confectioners Sugar

4 ½ tsp water

½ tsp vanilla

Food coloring

Sprinkles

 

Icing Directions

Sift Confectioners sugar into medium bowl. Add water and vanilla; mix until well combined. 

Separate icing and color with food coloring as desired. 

Dip a portion of each cookie in icing and place on a baking rack (place a cookie sheet under the baking rack to catch the icing that drips).  Allow icing to set for one minute and then dip in sprinkles or decorate as desired.

 

Printables

Luckily for you these cookies are also part crafty. Download below our free ready-to-print fortune messages to place inside the cookies. You can also write in your own fortune-sized notes for personalized messages to friends, family or that special someone.

 

Printable Fortunes: Download and print on 8 1/2 x11" paper.

Fortune Cookies