A Rainbow of Fortune

by Michelle on March 25, 2008

I finally did it! I finally figured out how to make Fortune Cookies and they were fun to make too. I even typed up my own personalized messages for each cookie! My nieces are going to love these!

I tried several recipes and found one that was easier to work with and it was the only one I tried that used corn starch in the batter. And I found a wonderful list of Helpful Hints for Making Fortune Cookies. Make sure that you use the recommended White Cotton Gloves when forming the cookies!

I am entering my Rainbow of Fortune in Sugar High Friday, March theme “Sweet Gifts” hosted by Danielle of Habeas Brulee.







Fortune Cookies
Recipe adapted from About.com

2 large egg whites, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 teaspoons water (I had to add an additional 2 tsp of water)

Note: Directions have been altered according to my own baking experience.

1. Write fortunes on pieces of paper that are 3 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

I used my Silpat Baking Sheet and had no problems what-so-ever. I tried parchment paper but the hot cookies were difficult to remove.

2. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg white, vanilla extract, almond extract and vegetable oil until frothy, but not stiff.

3. Sift the flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar into a separate bowl. Stir the water into the flour mixture.

4. Add the flour into the egg white mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter. The batter should be the consistency of thin pancake batter. I had to add an additional 2 tsp of water. If you want to color the cookies now is the time to add the food coloring.

I divided up the batter into prep bowls and dyed each bowl of batter a different color.

5. Place 2 tsp of batter per cookie on baking sheet, spacing them at least 3 inches apart. I only baked 2 cookies at a time. Gently tilt the baking sheet back and forth and from side to side so that each cookie forms into a circle 4 inches in diameter.

6. Bake until cookie is firm not sticky on the surface and the edges should not be browned.

7. Working quickly and wearing a pair of white cotton gloves, remove the cookie with a spatula and flip it over in your hand. Place a fortune in the middle of a cookie. To form the fortune cookie shape, fold the cookie in half, then gently pull the edges downward over the rim of a mixing bowl.

8. When the cookie has dried enough to hold it’s shape. Place the cookie into a mini tart mold or a cupcake tin with the folded edge down.

9. To crisp up the cookies, place the tart mold or cupcake tin in a 300 degree oven for 4-5 minutes. Cookies will soften a bit during the crisping so you can gently reform if necessary. Remove and cool.








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Comments

  • OhioMom March 25, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    How wonderful, you are much more adventurous than me :)

  • MrsPacNW March 25, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    How adorable are those? Nice job Michelle…

  • Lucy..♥ March 25, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    WOW…AND WOW AGAIN!!! Very impressive indeed!

  • LisaRene March 26, 2008 at 6:53 am

    How fun! These are great, I love the colors. They must have been a lot of fun to make.I grew up in McHenry but have since moved away. Barrington is a lovely area.

  • Anonymous March 26, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Michelle, love the colorful cookies. Great job.

  • The Apron Queen March 28, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    These are way cool. What fun! Maybe I’ll cook up some stir fry this weekend & serve these for dessert! Stop by for a visit. I’ll even save a cookie for you! 😀Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

  • Joy @ Joy Of Desserts March 29, 2008 at 3:55 am

    How fun. I’ll bet they will love it, especially with great colors like that. :-)

  • Joelle May 7, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    The girls loved these! And what cute inserts–we loved your personal messages. Even Max couldn’t resist cracking one open. Just Great–thanks Aunt Michelle!

  • Elle May 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Those look amazing! Fortune cookies are tricky work. Wish someone made these for me!

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