Golden Fortune Cookies

The best way to ensure you get a good fortune is to make your own! Unravel the mystery of the intricate shape of these fun and flavourful cookies, and have fun writing special messages for family and friends.

Prep Time
10 minutes
10 minutes chilling time
15 minutes drying time
Cook Time
6 to 8 minutes
Fortune cookies dipped in icing and decorated with sprinkles
28 to 36 cookies (depending on size)
  • ⅔ cup (83 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (5 g) cornstarch
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¼ cup (54 g) Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar, packed
  • 3 tbsp (38 g) Redpath® Granulated Sugar
  • 1½ tsp (7 ml) orange blossom water
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp (2 g) salt
  • ⅓ cup (76 g) butter, melted (cooled to room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) water
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Step 1

Step 2

In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour with cornstarch until well mixed and lump-free.

Step 3

In a large bowl, using a whisk, whisk egg whites until frothy. Add in the Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar, Redpath® Granulated Sugar, orange blossom water, pure vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk until well blended and foamy. Add in dry ingredients, whisk until just combined. Pour in the melted butter and water, whisk until just combined and batter is smooth; do not overmix.

Step 4

Step 5

Using a tablespoon (15 ml), place 2 to 4 spoonfuls of batter, well-spaced apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. With the back of the spoon or a small offset spatula, spread batter into a thin circle about 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Alternatively, use a template and swipe off any excess batter using an offset spatula. Bake 1 tray at a time. 

Step 6

Step 7

Working quickly, flip each cookie over (baked side facing up) and place a fortune in the center. Gently fold over each cookie to create a semi-circle (fortune should be running along the “creased” side) Lift and place the center of the “creased” side over the edge of the glass/mug, gently shaping and pressing the two “ends” together, against the inside and outside of the glass/mug. Remove from glass and place the fortune cookie into the muffin tin to ensure the cookie keeps its shape.

Step 8

Repeat procedure with remaining batter, rotating pans to allow pans to cool before spreading the batter onto it.

Step 9

To ensure cookies are crisp, reduce oven to 200°F (93°C). Allow oven to cool to that temperature before placing fortune cookies in. Place finished cookies still in the muffin tins into the oven to dry out; 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 10

Allow cookies to cool completely. Decorate completely cooled cookies, if desired. Store cookies in an airtight container lined with parchment paper in a cool, dry place.

Fortune cookies dipped in icing and decorated with sprinkles in Chinese food boxes