Fortune Cookies


3/4 cup sugar
3 large egg whites
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and brought to room temperature
1/2 cup (2-1/2 ounces) flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (substitute 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
30 2-by-1/2-inch fortune slips


In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and egg whites until well combined but not foamy. Whisk in butter. Add flour and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours (or up to 2 weeks).

Heat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with Silpat or parchment and mist with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter onto baking sheet. Spread as evenly and thinly as possible into a 4-inch circle. Repeat with remaining batter, up to six cookies per sheet. Bake until golden brown all over, about 9 minutes. Run a spatula under the outer edge of each cookie; after about 20 seconds it should come off the sheet in one piece.

While cookie is still warm, but cool enough to handle, place fortune on one half of the circle. Fold cookie in half. Don’t flatten or fully seal it – leave a pocket of air in the center. Bring the ends of the cookie together. Repeat with remaining cookies. Let cool.


about 30 cookies

Preparation Time

60 Minutes

Total Time

60 Minutes

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