After searching high and low for the easiest & tastiest fortune cookie recipe, I have found the Holy Grail fortune cookie magic! Now when say ‘high and low’ I mean I stayed up until 2:00 am testing recipes..That’s how serious I am! When I think of New Years, I think of new beginnings & hopes for good health, happiness & fortune. Which is why I thought New Years Fortune Cookies would be so fun to create. This recipe is easy, the cookies bake quickly and everyone will be impressed! The chocolate & gold sugar are completely optional but highly recommended.
Unfortunately as it was very late (and to be honest I wasn’t sure how this was going to pan out), I didn’t get a lot of ‘step by step’ pictures but I did grab a few..
Start by making your batter as instructed below. A crucial part of making fortune cookies is using a tablespoon to put them on the baking sheet, using the backside to make a round, flat circle. And only baking 3-4 at a time so that you’re able to work with them while they’re still warm.
Cook for 7-8 minutes so that the edges are slightly brown. If you undercook, they will tear when they’re bent. If you overcook, they will snap. So play with the time a bit to find that happy medium. For my oven, it was 7 minutes and 40 seconds.
Follow the steps below and then place them in a muffin tin to cool & keep their shape.
Once they’ve cooled, 30 minutes to 1 hour, melt about 1 1/2 C. semi sweet chocolate chips, then dip the ends of your fortune cookies into the melted chocolate.
After you’ve dipped your cookies. Allow them to set for a good 15 minutes or so. I recommend doing this on a wire wrack over parchment paper or foils that the excess chocolate can drip off.
After 15 minutes, sprinkle gold or silver sugar (or sprinkles) and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes!
- ¾ C. sugar
- 3 egg whites
- ½ t. vanilla extract
- 3 T. water
- ½ C. melted butter
- 1 C. all purpose flour
- gold or silver sugar for decorating (optional)
- 10 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips ( optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
- Line a baking sheet with foil and prepare your fortune strips
- With a stand or hand mixer, whip your egg whites and sugar for 2-3 minutes or until frothy
- Now add in your water, vanilla, melted butter and flour and mix just until combined
- Your batter will be somewhat thick, resembling a pancake mix.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out the batter and use the bottom of the spoon to gently spread your batter evenly to make a flat, round circle.
- I like to bake 3-4 cookies at a time. The reasoning behind this is that you need to shape your cookies while they're hot. If you bake too many at a time, they will cool down before you can shape them.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes
- When your cookies come out of the oven, flip them over once then place your fortune in the center
- Gently, using your spatula, fold your cookie in half, then using a mug, place the cookie onto the edge of the cup and push the ends down to make a fortune cookie shape, quickly placing the cookie in a muffin tin to hold its shape..
- After your fortune cookies have cooled and set (about 30 minutes to an hour).
- Melt your chocolate chips and dip the edges of your cookies in the chocolate, allowing to set on a wire wrack over parchment paper or foil.
- Let the chocolate settle for about 15 minutes then sprinkle with your sugar or sprinkles and refrigerate until chocolate is completely set.