New Year's means a lot of different things. For some it's a chance for a fresh start and for others it's a chance to set goals. For a few (like me) it's their birthday! Regardless of what New Year's means to you, it is somewhat shrowded in mystery. Maybe you'll win $1 million, take the trip of a lifetime, or meet your one true love. Why not take the wheel of fortune for a spin and see what the new year has in store with these homemade fortune cookies?

Homemade Fortune Cookies

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:7 mins
  • Total Time:12 mins
  • Servings:18
  • Easy


  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup flour
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375ºF.

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  • Step 2

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and prepare fortune cookie slips.

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  • Step 3

    Beat egg whites and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer for 2 minutes (or until frothy).

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  • Step 4

    Add in butter, vanilla and almond extracts, water, and flour. Beat after each ingredient is added.

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  • Step 5

    Using a tablespoon, scoop out the batter onto the baking sheet. Spread into 3-inch wide circles.

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  • Step 6

    Bake for 7 minutes or until the edges are brown.

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  • Step 7

    Fold the cookies in half, almost like the shape of a taco.

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  • Step 8

    Slip a fortune into the cookie.

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  • Step 9

    Place the cookie onto the rim of a cup and fold down the edges.

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  • Step 10

    Put the cookie in a muffin tin in order to set in shape and cool.

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  • Step 11

    Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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Who knows what will happen in 2017. According to the fortune cookie above, my one true love may be waiting for my call!