Fortune Cookies

Recipe by xpnsve
READY IN: 17mins
SERVES: 10-12


  • 2
    large egg whites
  • 13
    cup sugar
  • 4
    tablespoons melted butter, cooled
  • 12
    cup flour
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 12
    teaspoon lemon extract


  • You will also need: 2 1/2 x 1/2-inch fortune strips.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a cookie sheet thoroughly.
  • Whip the egg whites on low speed until light and foamy.
  • Blend in the sugar and continue to beat until soft peaks form.
  • Pour in the melted butter, flour, salt, and extracts; mix until well combined.
  • Drop a tablespoon of the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Using the back of a spoon, spread the batter evenly into very thin 3-inch rounds.
  • Alternatively, use the lid of a jar with a 3-inch circle punched out as a template, pour the batter in the ring, and remove.
  • Because you must work quickly to shape these cookies, bake just 3 at a time.
  • Bake for about 5-8 minutes or until the edges are a light golden color.
  • Remove the cookies with a spatula and place on a work surface.
  • Lay a fortune in the lower middle of the cookie, and fold in half to make a semi-circle.
  • Bend the edges up toward each other to make a crescent.
  • Drag the crease across the rim of a small measuring cup, with the ends facing down.
  • Cool in mini muffin tins to hold shape until crisp.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.