Fortune cookies
Ever wanted to make fortune cookies? These are perfect for parties, themed dinners or just for fun. Here is the recipe


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond essence
  • 3 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 8 tbsps flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornflour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 tbsps sugar
  • 3 tsps water


  1. Write fortunes onto strips of paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180oC. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Beat the egg whites with the vanilla and almond essence.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cornflour, sugar and salt and then stir in the water. Add the egg mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Place tablespoons of the mixture on the baking sheet and rotate the baking sheet until the batter spreads evenly into circles.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes until the outer edge begins to brown. Remove baking tray from the oven and allow to cool for a few seconds.
  7. Working very quickly, lift one cookie with a spatula and flip it over in your hand so that the evenly browned side is facing down. Place a fortune in the centre and gently fold the circle in half. Place the cookie over the edge of a glass and gently draw the sides down.


  • Only bake two cookies at a time.
  • Get someone to help you fold the cookies as they go cold very quickly.
  • Wait for the tray to go cold before greasing again and baking the next batch of cookies.
  • When handling the hot cookies, try wearing latex gloves to protect your hands, or covering your fingers in duct tape.

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