Fortune Cookie Recipe and Free Printable Messages

Follow the step-by-step directions including photos, to make delightfully sweet and crisp fortune cookies. Print the CUTE fortune cookie messages to add inside. It’s always…

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Follow the step-by-step directions including photos, to make delightfully sweet and crisp fortune cookies. Print the CUTE fortune cookie messages to add inside.

It’s always a good time for sweet little cookies with a friendly message folded inside…No matter the occasion, homemade fortune cookies are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. Follow our easy recipe to make your own folded cookies for a tasty treat and download the free printable fortune cookie messages to fold inside your cookie. 

Fortune Cookie Recipe, directions, and Free Printable Messages to add inside your cookie including messages of love, hope, and happiness. #dessert #valentinesday #chinesenewyear #recipe
Fortune Cookie Recipe, directions, and Free Printable Messages to add inside your cookie including messages of love, hope, and happiness. #dessert #valentinesday #chinesenewyear #recipe

What are Fortune Cookies?

Fortune cookies are made from a runny dough that’s easy to make—literally mix all the ingredients together and you’re ready… Fortune cookies have a nice lightly sweet and crisp taste. The best part is they are traditionally filled with a paper inside like a proverb or saying. 

Fortune Cookie Messages

Fortune cookie messages can be silly, sweet, or profound and thought-provoking. Personally, I think the best messages are the ones that leave the person who cracked the cookie, feeling good inside. 

The free Fortune Cookie Messages Download (available at the end of this post) includes messages of love, messages of hope, and some miscellaneous ones so you can choose the right ones for your cookies. 

You can also write your own personalized message on the blank fortune cookie messages that are also included in the printable. 

Because fortune cookies contain secret messages they make great gifts to give during Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthday, Chinese New Year… or how about a fortune cookie wedding proposal message… how sweet would that be!?! 

Fortune Cookie Recipe and Free Printable Messages

Fortune Cookie Recipe, directions, and Free Printable Messages to add inside your cookie including messages of love, hope, and happiness. #dessert #valentinesday #chinesenewyear #recipe

Yield: 30-36 fortune cookies

Equipment:

  • Silicone Mat/Parchment Paper
  • 9×11 inch Baking Sheet
  • Any Cup (preferably one with a thicker lip)
  • Cupcake Pan
  • Optional: 
    • Chocolate Squeeze Bottle or Piping Bag

Prep Time:  8-10 minutes

Bake Time: 9-10 minutes

Idle Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Optional:
    • 1 cup dark chocolate melting chips
    • Optional: Sprinkles 

Directions:

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the cupcake pan close by.

Step 2: Mixing

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 egg whites, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 tbs oil, and 1/8 tsp salt together. 

Add half of the flour and cornstarch into the bowl (1/4 cup of flour and 1/2 tbs cornstarch) and mix together. Once combines, add the remaining half of the flour and cornstarch (1/4 cup of flour and 1/2 tbs cornstarch). 

Step 3: 

Place the silicone mat (or parchment paper) on the baking sheet. 

Spoon about 1 1/2 tsp of the batter onto the mat and use the back of a spoon to spread the dough and make a circle about 3.5 to 4 inches in diameter. The goal is to make each circle close to the same size. 

Make 6 cookies at a time to make sure you have time to fold them into shape before they cool and harden.

Note: If you are using thin parchment paper you can see through, you could trace 3.5-4 inch in diameter circles on the backside of the paper as a template. 

Step 4: Baking

Bake in the oven for 9-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookie are lightly browned. 

Remove the cookies from the oven and flip them over.

Step 5: Folding

Pick up one cookie and place the folded fortune cookie message in the middle. 

Fold the cookie in half, making a semicircle.

Press the center of the semicircle over the edge of the cup to make it fold in the center Fold the center.

Place the folded cookie into a cupcake pan to cool and harden for 30 minutes. The cupcake pan will help the cookie keep its shape. 

Fortune Cookie Recipe, directions, and Free Printable Messages to add inside your cookie including messages of love, hope, and happiness. #dessert #valentinesday #chinesenewyear #recipe
Fortune Cookie Recipe, directions, and Free Printable Messages to add inside your cookie including messages of love, hope, and happiness. #dessert #valentinesday #chinesenewyear #recipe

Step 6: Chocolate Dipping (Optional)

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or with a chocolate melter. (This one is like our favorite that we use all the time)

Place the melted chocolate in a chocolate squeeze bottle or piping bag and drizzle chocolate over half of each fortune cookie, then add sprinkles on the top. Let the chocolate harden for 10 minutes. 

Fortune Cookie Recipe, directions, and Free Printable Messages to add inside your cookie including messages of love, hope, and happiness. #dessert #valentinesday #chinesenewyear #recipe
Fortune Cookie Recipe, directions, and Free Printable Messages to add inside your cookie including messages of love, hope, and happiness. #dessert #valentinesday #chinesenewyear #recipe

Enjoy! 

Notes:

  • You can make and store the fortune cookies ahead of time, in an airtight container.
  • Prepare your own fortune messages prior to starting the baking process.
  • You will need to work quickly once the fortune cookies are out of the oven because they will start to harden fast.

Allergy Substitutions: 

  • Gluten Free: Substitute the flour for your favorite gluten free flour
  • Dairy Free: Use a dairy free dark chocolate for melting and drizzling. We are a fan of the Enjoy Life Brand.

Print the Recipe:

Fortune Cookie Recipe, directions, and Free Printable Messages to add inside your cookie including messages of love, hope, and happiness. #dessert #valentinesday #chinesenewyear #recipe

Fortune Cookie Recipe and Free Printable Messages

Follow the step-by-step directions including photos, to make delightfully sweet and crisp fortune cookies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 30

Equipment

  • Silicone Mat/Parchment Paper
  • 9×11 inch Baking Sheet
  • Food Handling Gloves (optional)
  • Any Cup (preferably one with a thicker lip)
  • Cupcake Pan
  • Chocolate Squeeze Bottle or Piping Bag

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 cup Water
  • 2 tbs Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbs Cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Optional:

  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Melting Chips
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the cupcake pan close by.
  • Step 2: Mixing
    In a mixing bowl, combine 2 egg whites, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 tbs oil, and 1/8 tsp salt together. 
    Add half of the flour and cornstarch into the bowl (1/4 cup of flour and 1/2 tbs cornstarch) and mix together. Once combines, add the remaining half of the flour and cornstarch (1/4 cup of flour and 1/2 tbs cornstarch).
  • Step 3: 
    Place the silicone mat (or parchment paper) on the baking sheet. 
    Spoon about 1 1/2 tsp of the batter onto the mat and use the back of a spoon to spread the dough and make a circle about 3.5 to 4 inches in diameter. The goal is to make each circle close to the same size. 
    Make 6 cookies at a time to make sure you have time to fold them into shape before they cool and harden.
    Note: If you are using thin parchment paper you can see through, you could trace 3.5-4 inch in diameter circles on the backside of the paper as a template.
  • Step 4: Baking
    Bake in the oven for 9-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookie are lightly browned. 
    Remove the cookies from the oven and flip them over.
  • Step 5: Folding
    Pick up one cookie and place the folded fortune cookie message in the middle. 
    Fold the cookie in half, making a semicircle.
    Press the center of the semicircle over the edge of the cup to make it fold in the center Fold the center.
    Place the folded cookie into a cupcake pan to cool and harden for 30 minutes. The cupcake pan will help the cookie keep its shape.
    Fortune Cookie Recipe, directions, and Free Printable Messages to add inside your cookie including messages of love, hope, and happiness. #dessert #valentinesday #chinesenewyear #recipe
  • Step 6: Chocolate Dipping (Optional)
    Melt the chocolate in the microwave or with a chocolate melter. (This one is like our favorite that we use all the time)
    Place the melted chocolate in a chocolate squeeze bottle or piping bag and drizzle chocolate over half of each fortune cookie, then add sprinkles on the top. Let the chocolate harden for 10 minutes. 
    Enjoy!
    Fortune Cookie Recipe, directions, and Free Printable Messages to add inside your cookie including messages of love, hope, and happiness. #dessert #valentinesday #chinesenewyear #recipe

Notes

  • You can make and store the fortune cookies ahead of time, in an airtight container.
  • Prepare your fortune messages before you start baking.
  • Once the cookies are baked, work quickly so you can fold the cookies before they harden.
  • To make this a gluten free recipe, substitute the flour for any gluten free flour
  • To make this a dairy free recipe, use a dairy free dark chocolate for melting. We are a fan of the Enjoy Life Brand.

Print the Fortune Cookie Messages:

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