In the spirit of welcoming the new year, we’re ready to spread good cheer with delightful homemade fortune cookies. Perfect for a New Year’s Eve party or a family celebration, these good luck cookies are a way to mark a new beginning and grant wishes of a prosperous year ahead. Save the resolution-ready green smoothies and sugar-free dieting for tomorrow – let yourself munch away on tasty fortune cookies as you dream of a bright and hopeful 2018!

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Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Flavor change up. Swap out the vanilla for 1 teaspoon of almond or lemon extract.
  • Everything’s better with chocolate. Dip one side in melted dark or white chocolate for a more indulgent cookie.
  • Customize the fortunes. You know your friends and family best – sneak in personal fortunes that will make them smile!

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DIY Fortune Cookies

This recipe takes a bit of practice to perfect, but once you get it down, you’ll have homemade fortune cookies all over your kitchen! To ensure enough time to fold the cookies, cook batches of 4 at time. Or invite your friends over and make a party out of it! This recipe is a much an activity as a tasty little treat!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Cookies


  • 2  large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla*
  • Nonstick baking spray


Preheat oven to 400°F. Write or type fortunes on long thin strips of paper.

Beat egg whites until foamy, but not stiff. Add almond extract, salt, flour and sugar. If mixture is not slightly runny, add vanilla.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray generously with nonstick baking spray.

Drop 4 tablespoonfuls of cookie batter onto the parchment-lined baking sheet, make sure each tablespoon of batter is at least 3 inches away from the other dollops. With a spoon or small spatula, spread batter into a 3” round.

Bake for 4-5 minutes, just until the very edges of the cookies begin to turn a light golden brown.

Remove cookies from oven and working very quickly, flip cookies upside down with a spatula, place fortunes in the center of the baked rounds. Then gently fold cookie rounds in half, then work the edges together and pinch closed. Allow to cool before serving.


NOTE: Be patient! Sometimes it takes a few batches to get a hang of the cookie shaping. But this recipe stands up well to folding. And tastes just like those fortune cookies you get in the store. It’s a favorite!


Posted in Desserts, Recipes by Goodcook staff |