Halloween Fortune Cookies

Who says fortune cookies have to be limited to just takeout?  With this recipe and some fun sprinkles, fortune cookies can be an entertaining treat for a Halloween party, or any time you feel like it!

Start with the basic recipe, found here.  Any extra instructions or modifications I’ve made are in italics.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons water

Preparation:

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. Grease 2 9-X-13 inch baking sheets.

For added fun to a Halloween party, search the internet for Halloween themed fortunes you can use.

To keep the size of your cookies consistent, print or draw four 4″ circles onto a sheet of paper.  Then cut them apart and place onto the baking sheet.

Place a silpat mat or a piece of parchment paper over the circles.  Then use a stick of butter to grease over the circles.

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 not be runny, but should drop easily off a wooden spoon.
Note: if you want to dye the fortune cookies, add the food coloring at this point, stirring it into the batter. For example, I used 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring to make green fortune cookies.

5. Place level tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, spacing them at least 3 inches apart.

Using the back of a spoon, use the circles under the mat as your guide to spread out the batter.

6. Bake until the outer 1/2-inch of each cookie turns golden brown and they are easy to remove from the baking sheet with a spatula (14 – 15 minutes).

7. Working quickly, 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 glass, wooden spoon or the edge of a muffin tin.

Place the finished cookie in the cup of the muffin tin so that it keeps its shape.

Continue with the rest of the cookies.

I was able to get about 16 cookies from this recipe, as written.

Dip the folded end of the fortune cookies into melted semi-sweet chocolate chips or almond bark, and sprinkle with nonpareils.

Enjoy!

Have you ever made fortune cookies?  They’re easier than you might think, and the kids really go for them.  The only drawback to making them yourself is that you can’t make a dozen at a time, because of the need for individual handling of each one before it cools.  Recruit a friend or enlist the kids and with a couple of cookie sheets going at the same time, you’ll have a bunch in no time at all.

For a great YouTube video demonstrating the same recipe used above, click here.

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