Homemade Fortune Cookies

Hi everyone! It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co.  again.

I’m back to share a  fun recipe with you all today.

It’s time for the Chinese New Year!

I always love to do a little something to commemorate the new year just because it’s so much fun. This time I thought I would do something I have been putting off for years.

Homemade Fortune Cookies

Homemade Fortune Cookies from Kleinworth & Co.

This year is the year of the horse! I decided that along with these Homemade Fortune Cookies I would make some Free Printable Fortunes for you all today too. Making fortune cookies really isn’t as hard as it looks. The batter is really simple & if you work in small batches of 2-3 at a time- it’s really quite easy to do.

Homemade Fortune Cookies from Kleinworth & Co.

I love how these turned out. They taste exactly like the ones you get with your take-out.

Homemade Fortune Cookies from Kleinworth & Co.

The kids & I had so much fun putting them together.

Homemade Fortune Cookies This recipe made 21 cookies, but I think I would have had close to 24 or more if my first couple were a bit thinner. It takes a little bit to get the hang of it the first couple cookies, but once you work out the thickness that works best they come together quite easily. Homemade Fortune Cookies from Kleinworth & Co.


2 egg whites
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In mixer bowl combine egg whites & vanilla – beat with paddle attachment until frothy.
Sift flour, sugar & salt in small bowl
Add to egg mixture & beat until it forms a thick batter
On a heavily greased cookie sheet – take a small amount of batter on a teaspoon & drizzle into a puddle. (I first started out with a Silpat – I found that the cookie sheet with heavy cooking spray worked much better)
Spread around until you have a thin circle approx 3 inches in diameter & uniform in thickness.
Only do 2-3 at a time as once you pull them out you will have to work quickly.
Bake 5 minutes or until edges are golden brown & center is still pale.
Remove & lift off first one with a thin offset spatula – flip upside down on a cutting board.
Quickly place your fortune paper in the center
Fold up the cookie in half- pinching together & hold with one hand.
With other hand press into the center to form the bend & pull ends down to form the cookie. This whole process of folding should take no more than 10 seconds before you move on to the next hot cookie waiting for you.
You can hang it over the edge of a glass until it’s hardened or place in a muffin tin to help hold it’s shape.
Repeat until all the batter is used up.
Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

I am sharing the free Year of the Horse printable fortunes on Kleinworth & Co. today.

Come on over to download & then make these fortune cookies for your family too.

Fortune Cookies Free Printable Pick up the Free Printable Fortunes to add to your cookies on Kleinworth & Co.

It was great to be here at SNAP! again today.

I’m looking forward to sharing another family favorite with you next month.

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  1. I SOOO need to make these! My 7 year old loves fortune cookies but always gets bummed when the inside is just some cheesy saying and not a “fortune.” I will have tons of fun making custom ones for her. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Monday Party!