New Years Fortune Cookies

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.

New Years fortune cookies

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.

New Years fortune cookies

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.

New Years fortune cookies

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.

new years fortune cookies

After 15 minutes, sprinkle gold or silver sugar (or sprinkles) and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes!



New Years Fortune Cookies
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The perfect addition to your New Years celebration!
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and prepare your fortune strips
  3. With a stand or hand mixer, whip your egg whites and sugar for 2-3 minutes or until frothy
  4. Now add in your water, vanilla, melted butter and flour and mix just until combined
  5. Your batter will be somewhat thick, resembling a pancake mix.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Bake for 7-8 minutes
  9. When your cookies come out of the oven, flip them over once then place your fortune in the center
  10. 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..
  11. After your fortune cookies have cooled and set (about 30 minutes to an hour).
  12. 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.
  13. Let the chocolate settle for about 15 minutes then sprinkle with your sugar or sprinkles and refrigerate until chocolate is completely set.
Have fun and be creative with your fortune strips!

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