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Fortune Cookies II Recipe

Fortune Cookies II

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"They are not Chinese in origin, but the innovation of an enterprising baker in Los Angeles in the 1920's. Be sure to have cotton gloves and a muffin pan handy. And, don't forget to have all your 'fortunes' written and ready in 1/2 x 3 inch strips."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Stir together sifted flour, salt, cornstarch and sugar.
  3. Add salad oil and egg whites and stir until smooth.
  4. Gradually stir in water just until blended.
  5. Foil cover the cookie sheet. Drop level tablespoon of batter for each of 6 cookies. Use back of spoon to spread batter evenly into 4 inch circle.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove one cookie at a time from the oven with a wide spatula; working quickly follow these four steps: 1. Flip cookie onto cotton gloved hand 2. Hold fortune in center of pliable cookie while folding cookie in half 3. Grasp ends of cookie and draw gently down over edge of muffin pan to crease at center of cookie 4. Fit cookie in muffin pan (points down) to hold shape as it cools If cookie hardens too quickly, return to oven for about 1 minute. Store in airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 11, 2007

To be honest, I can't understand why everyone is giving this recipe such bad reviews. For me, it worked perfectly and my family was delighted. We ejnoyed the cookies after a Thai dinner and thought they were delicious! Thank you so much! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 28, 2003

This is the worst recipie I have ever used. Not only are the measurements confusing (7 tablespoons oil, 1/3 cup egg whites), but the batter is mush and the oil in it seperates. They are difficult to spread and once cooked, they are inedible. I made one to test and ended up throwing the whole batch away.


13 Ratings

Oct 05, 2003

I don't see how they are supposed to be bendable .....they just brake when you try mold them! This recipe was very easy to make, but I would not recommend it!

Sep 08, 2009

The batter was SUPER sticky, had no flavor, the cookies were dry and would break when you tried to bend them into shape. Stay away from THIS recipe if you want a cookie that's actually worth the time and expense. :(

Mar 27, 2008

I did no like this recipe. it did not work... it was soooo sticky it was hard to work with and immpossible to move around with the spoon. i tried another recipe that worked much better...

Dec 26, 2011

These cookies absoulutly would not bend right! Each time I tried to fold them they would crack, so eventually I just cut a slit in them, put my fortune in there, and closed the slit.

Dec 01, 2008

I did not care for this recipe. We burnt our fingers and not one circle was even close to bendable.

Aug 08, 2014

people get too worked up about this i loved the fortune cookies they had flavor it wasnt sticky it turned out great


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  • Calories
  • 143 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 60 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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