Custom Fortune Cookies

19 Mar

A few weeks ago I co-hosted a baby shower for my friend Beth who is expecting a little girl any day now. I wanted to make a fun favor/dessert for all attendees of the shower to bring home. I came up with these cute, individually wrapped (the “its a girl!” pendents were $1.00 for a pack of 30 at Micheals!} fortune cookies! Yes, they did have “fortunes” inside.

These were way easier to make then I ever thought they would be. Of course, you have to do about 4 cookies before you get them just right but that’s the same as almost any recipe. The shower was fun, the fortunes were a hit, and now I have fellow servers coming up with fortunes for my next batch!

Custom Fortune Cookies

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place egg whites in a medium bowl, beat with electric mixer on medium speed until very frothy, almost soft peaks. Add flour, sugar, and vanilla then mix.. Stir in 2 tablespoons of water to thin batter.  Using a spoonful of batter, make a circle on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until cookies are crispy brown at the edges. Working quickly (yet safely, cookies will be hot), put your “fortune” in the middle of the cookie. Fold cookie in half and pinch ends together. Bend cookie over the middle of the cup and set in muffin tin to keep in place. Sound complicated or need a visual? Use Alpha Moms step by step tutorial found here. Makes about 12 cookies. Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks for these cookies:

  • Have your slips of paper fortunes precut & ready by your work area.
  • I error on the side of soft cookies normally, however these cookies need to be crunchy. Don’t  under bake.
  • A thinner circle makes a better cookie.
  • 2 cookies at a time worked best for me, otherwise the cookies cool and are hard to work with.
  • The cookies need to be bigger because they are folded twice.
  • I used whole wheat flour, making the cookies a traditional brown instead of white.
  • For flavored cookies, use peppermint or almond extract instead of vanilla.

Recipe adapted by Paula Deen {A Paula Deen recipe without butter!)

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