Fortune cookies are a lot of fun to make . And homemade always tastes better than store bought! Try this recipe.


  • 100 grams flour, all-purpose

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste

  • 75 grams butter chilled

  • 1/2 whole egg yolk beaten

  • 1/2 whole egg beaten (for egg wash)


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    Sift the flour. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl. Mix. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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    Next add approximately 1/2 of the egg yolk . Mix well using your hands. Try to work quickly.

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    Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 10 -15 minutes.

  • 4.

    Now take the chilled dough and roll out into a 12 inch square that is about 1/8 inch thick, using a rolling pin. Use a cookie cutter and cut out cookies using your favorite cookie cutter shape (the recipe should make about 25, depending on how big your cutter is).

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    Make flower stem: Next cut the remaining dough into strips – 1/8 inch width and 6 inch long. Fold strip in half and twist strip together. I’ve done this in the photo above.

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    Lightly butter a baking tray and then line with oiled or baking sprayed parchment paper. Place the flower stems onto the baking tray.

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    Next brush the egg wash on top of the stem.Take a flower cookie and place on the top of the stem. Now make one hole on the top of flower using a toothpick.

  • 8.

    Brush the egg on top of the flowers and stems.

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    Bake about 15 minutes at 200 c degrees or until the crust is golden brown.

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    Remove from oven and let cool.

  • 11.

    Take a small strip of paper and write your fortune and connect it to the cookie with a piece of string threaded through the hole that you made in the flower. After that decorate.

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Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (25 servings)

  • Energy 38kj
  • Fat Total 2g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 3g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Sodium 18mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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