Friday, 12 February 2010

making fortune cookies...

We are having a small party to celebrate Chinese new year tomorrow. We are going to order a Chinese take away from a nearby restaurant, hang paper lanterns and have also made some fortune cookies, which were really easy to make.

Recipe for fortune cookies

in preparation we cut small strips of paper and wrote our own fortunes and messages on them, to go inside the cookie!

2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
8 tablespoons of white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon of salt
8 tablespoons of sugar
4 tablespoons of water

1. Preheat the oven. Separate eggs {you only need the whites} and place the egg white in a bowl and beat with a balloon whisk. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and the vegetable oil and whisk again until the mixture becomes a little foamy.

2. Place the flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl and stir in the water {you may find it easier to use an electric beater for this bit} until it resembles a think paste.

3. Take your egg mixture and add small amounts to the flour mixture and combine together using electric beaters. Continue adding egg mixture until there is nothing left and you have a smooth runny batter.

4. Place tablespoons of batter onto a greased baking sheet, making sure to space each 2 inches apart. Tilt the sheet to spread the batter into large thin circles.

5. Bake at 300oF/150oC/gas mark 7 for 10-15 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.

6. Remove straightaway from baking sheet using a spatula {I wore gloves for this bit!}, and place it on the palm of your hand, work quickly to place a fortune inside the circle folding in half then bring the outer points together to form the shape.

7. Place in a muffin tray to cool, the cookie hardens as it cools.


  1. Those are amazing. I might just have a go at making some myself. Happy Chinese New Year.

  2. love this emma. i think i want to make them and give them away at random. xx


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