How to make fortune cookies

I found this fantastic recipe for making fortune cookies and thought it would be a great idea to make with the girls. They love their baking and are really into arts and crafts, so in combining the two I hit the jackpot πŸ™‚

We cut out some strips of paper and started to write out our messages

Our finished messages/fortunes/scribles πŸ™‚

A special one for Sam in the middleΒ (subtle as a sledgehammer πŸ™‚ )

Once finished, we organised our ingredients

2 egg whites

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup white sugar

4 tablespoons of water (although on thinking this through, I may have only put in 2)

Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius. Mix egg whites and vanilla until foamy

Measure out and sift your flour and sugar and add to the mixture.

Add your water until the mixture looks like this

Put some baking paper on your tray and lightly grease. Add a teaspoon of mixture and spoon into a circle about 8cm in diameter.

Place in the oven and put the timer on for 5-6 minutes. You will have to experiment a bit with the timing, but after a few goes, you’ll work out which is right for you. An undercooked cookie wont harden once cold.

While the cookie is baking, prepare your work area with a mug, spatula and an egg carton

(this mug was Sam’s first father’s day present)

Keep an eye on the oven and remove when your cookie is brown on the outside (about 1/2-1 cm)

Place your message inside and fold in half

Place over the side of your mug to get that fold, and gently hold for a minute

Let it cool into shape in the egg carton

And then enjoy!

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5 Responses to How to make fortune cookies

  1. EmandM April 27, 2011 at 6:45 am #

    These look so good!! =) Love the fortunes!

  2. Sheridan April 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm #


  3. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit May 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    I really want to try these. What fun to make up your own fortunes! πŸ™‚

  4. Alycia May 11, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    Love them!! Thanks for the recipe (and step by step photos!!!). My 1 year old and I made them this afternoon. Now to make sure hubby takes the right fortunes ;). I’m after a new computer too!!

    • Bronniebakes May 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

      Fantastic work Alycia! Hope your fortune comes true (i picked up my new computer last week:-) ) Next time I think a diamond ring will be in my near future….

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