Fortune Cookies



1 h 15 min


12 cookies

Fortune Cookies

Photo: Teri Lyn Fisher

Hand-forming these fortune cookies while they're warm is a bit tricky. Bake them in small batches and work quickly, returning the cookies to the oven if necessary to soften them if they harden before you've formed them.


  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 5 tbsp butter , melted and cooled
  • 3 tbsp 35% cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 paper fortunes
  • royal icing
  • 1/4 cup assorted coloured sugar , optional


  • Preheat oven to 225°F (110°C). On parchment paper, draw 5 in (12.5 cm) circles, then line a cookie sheet with paper.
  • Combine the flour, icing sugar and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg whites for about 30 seconds, until blended. Stir in the butter, cream and vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring until well mixed.
  • Spoon 1⁄2-1 tbsp (7-15 mL) of the batter into the centre of each circle. With the back of a spoon, spread the batter to fill the circles. Bake for 17-20 minutes, until cookies begin to colour but are not golden. Remove from the oven.
  • Working quickly, with a spatula lift a cookie from the cookie sheet. Place fortune in the centre and fold the circle in half, pinching the edge together to form a semicircle. Bend the semicircle in the centre over the edge of a wide bowl. Set on a plate to harden. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
  • Dip the closed ends of the cookies into the icing. Sprinkle with coloured sugars.

Nutrition (per cookie)

  • Calories
  • 142,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19 g,
  • Fat
  • 6 g,

Originally published in the March 2011 issue. Reprinted with permission from Crazy About Cookies by Krystina Castella.