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Fortune Cookies With No Fortune

Homemade Fortune Cookie Recipe

We like to make this homemade fortune cookie recipe because they taste delicious, and you can add all manner of silly fortunes inside.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Cool Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cookies


  • 2 baking sheets


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp water


  • Prepare your fortunes by writing the pithiest of phrases you can think of on pieces of paper that are 3 1/2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide.
  • Preheat oven to 300F. Grease 2 baking sheets.
  • In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg white, vanilla extract, almond extract, and vegetable oil until frothy but not stiff.
  • Sift the flour, cornstarch, salt, and sugar in a separate bowl.
  • Stir the water into the flour mixture.
  • Add the flour mixture to the egg white mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter. The cookie batter should not be runny, but should drop easily off a wooden spoon.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to pour six portions of cookie batter onto each cookie sheet, spacing them at least 3 inches apart. Gently tilt the baking sheet back and forth and from side to side so that the batter forms a cookie that is roughly 4 inches in diameter.
  • Bake unil the outer edges are golden brown, roughly 14-15 minutes. While the cookies bake, prepare your shaping implements: a flat spatula, a wooden spoon, and a 12-cup muffin tin.
  • Working quickly, remove the cookie with a spatula and flip it into your hand. Place a fortune in the middle of your hand and put a fortune in the middle. Fold the cookie in half, then gently pull the edges downward around a wooden spoon or the edge of the cup. Place each formed cookie in the cup of the muffin tin to fully cool.
Keyword almond, vanilla
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