Recipe: Fortune Cookies


With Chinese New Year and the year of the Horse on the approach we thought we'd celebrate with some bespoke fortunes wrapped up in deliciously crispy and sweet cookies. Our idiot proof recipe to making awesome fortune cookies means you can create them at home with family and friends and not just in chinese restaurants.


  • 100 g plain flour
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 125 g egg whites
  • 60 g melted butter
  • ½ tsp Chinese five spice
preheat the oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Stir dry ingredients

Step 2

Stir Dry Ingredients

Stir the dry ingredients together.

Add remaining ingredients

Step 3

Add Remaining Ingredients

Beat in the egg whites and melted butter. Sprinkle in the Chinese five spice and mix well.


Step 4


Spread circles 10cm across onto a silicon mate, keeping them as thin and even as possible. Bake for 5 minutes whilst you make your messages to go inside.

remove from oven

Step 5

Remove From Oven

Remove the flat cookies from the oven and immediately place a message into the centre of each, fold them in half and half again whilst still hot (take care) and leave to cool and go crispy.


Step 6


Serve up the personal messages to your friends to crack in to. Makes 24

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