The year of the Rooster is almost upon us! Chinese New Year is on Jan. 28, and homemade fortune cookies are the perfect way to celebrate.
These little gems are delicious, of course, but the best thing about them is you can stuff your own personalized fortunes inside. Perfect conversation starters for a Chinese New Year party — or any party, really.
These cookies are super fun to serve, but there's one thing you should know: Making them is not for the leisurely baker. You have to work fast to put these together, but the effort is worth it.
Grab a friend or two to personalize the fortunes, then work together to make the cookie prep easier. These cookies might not be quite as crunchy as the sort you find at a Chinese restaurant, but they're adorable, and they taste great too!
The first step to making fortune cookies is to form the batter into rounds.
After baking for 4 to 6 minutes, remove the cookies from the oven, and flip them. Get ready to work quickly.
Place your personalized fortune in the center of the cookie, with a bit sticking over one edge. Quickly fold the cookie in half like a taco...
... then pinch the two ends of the cookie together.
Place the cookies in a mini muffin tin to help keep their shape as they cool.
These cookies are nothing but fun. Grab a friend to make the most of baking time, and celebrate later with these festive treats.
Prep time: 5 minutes | Bake time: 4-6 minutes | Total time: 37-53 minutes
Don't forget to print your fortunes before you make your cookies!
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Originally published February 2015. Updated January 2017.
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