DIY Fortune Cookies


This DIY Friday we’ll show you how easy it is to bake some fortune cookies with a personal message. These cookies are excellent gifts with a personal touch to give to your loved ones. Give them as a party gift or just to cheer someone up.

Although these cookies are a relatively new thing, it is speculated that the origin of these cookies lies in 14th century China. Legend says that a Chinese resident wanted to revolt against the Mongolian domination and planned this in secret. He hid secret messages in Mooncakes to encourage others to build a resistance against the Mongolians.


120 g unsalted butter

Eggwhites of 3 eggs

150 g granulated sugar

A pinch of salt

120 g wheat flour

1 tl vanilla essence

2 el of water




Little pieces of paper with written fortunes

Empty egg carton

Fortune cookies step by step

1. Preheat the oven on 190 degrees Celsius. Mix the egg whites, sugar and salt together in a bowl. Once mixed, sift the flower into the mixture. Add vanilla essence, melted butter and water all at once and mix well. Cover up the batter with some cling foil and leave it to rest in the fridge for half an hour.

2. Put some baking paper on a baking tray. You can use a tiny bit of butter in the corners to make sure the baking paper stays put. Put one table spoon of batter down on the baking paper and smooth it out with the back of the spoon. Make a circle of the batter that is approx. Ø 7,5 cm. Repeat this until the baking tray is full. 

3. Place the baking tray in the middle of the oven and bake the cookies for 3 to 5 minutes until the edges brown. Take them out of the oven and place the cookies on a clean working surface with the help of a spatula. Put the little piece of paper with a fortune and fold it in. You fold the cookie by folding it in the middle and putting the ends together downwards. Make sure you do this quickly, while the cookies are still warm and pliable. Carefully place the folded cookies in the egg carton to cool down.

Preparation tip

This batter is for approx. 48 cookies. Bake the cookies in four batches at a time, so they won’t cool down before you fold them.

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