Bowl full of fortune cookies

Chinese New Year fortune cookies

Plus, you can come up with your own fortunes

By , 20 January 2017

(7 votes)

Chinese New Year fortune cookies
  • 40 Mins
  • Serves: 25
  • Price: 6p per serving

You can be as creative as you like with these Chinese New Year fortune messages, and bearing in mind that you are giving them to guests that you know so you can make them even more personal. Try phrases like, 'You will move to a huge mansion' (if they are in the process of buying a house), or, 'You have the best friends in the world and you should always buy them gifts'. Or this may even be the time for that spectacular marriage proposal...'Will you marry me?' Just make sure it goes to the right person!

Nutritional Info
Each 19g serving contains
  • Energy

    286KJ

    68KCAL

    3%
  • Fat

    2.1g

    med

    3%
  • Saturates

    1.3g

    high

    7%
  • Sugars

    6.1g

    high

    7%
  • Salt

    0.06g

    med

    1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1506kJ/360kcal.
Ingredients
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1tsp almond extract
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 4tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 150g plain flour
  • 3tsp corn flour
  • 150g caster sugar
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.

  • Write or print fortunes onto small rectangular strips of paper.

  • Whisk the egg whites, almond extract, vanilla extract and butter together until pale and frothy.

  • Place the flour and cornflour into a sieve and sift into the egg whites, followed by the sugar. Whisk until you have a smooth batter.

  • Spoon 1tsp of the mixture onto the baking parchment and use the back of the spoon to shape the batter into a 1mm thick, 10cm in diameter circle. Repeat with the remaining mixture, leaving a 2-3cm gap between each one to allow the mixture to expand.

  • Bake 2 cookies at a time for 4-6mins until the edges turn lightly golden and the centre is pale.

  • Gently remove the cookie from the baking parchment with a spatula. Whilst they are still hot, place the fortune in the middle of the cookie, fold the circle in half to make a semi-circle, leaving an air gap in the middle and pinch the 2 outer edges together to create the classic fortune cookie crescent shape.

  • Leave to cool in a muffin tray so the cookies hold their shape.