{new year’s fortune cookies}

December 30, 2012

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Now that we’ve left the Christmas Holidays behind us, it’s time to prepare for the next big day! New Year’s is just a couple days away.. I can’t believe we’ll be welcoming the year 2013 already! Where did the time go?!

Last Thursday I finally got to meet up with my mom again to bake, craft & hang out and we made these homemade fortune cookies with personalized fortunes.
This is a great, simple & fun baking project for your New Year’s party!

fortune cookie from {nifty thrifty things}

fortune cookie from {nifty thrifty things}

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

fortune cookie from {nifty thrifty things}

I’m partying here! ❤

{new year’s fortune cookies}

fortune cookie from {nifty thrifty things}

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Now that we’ve left the Christmas Holidays behind us, it’s time to prepare for the next big day! New Year’s is just a couple days …



  1. Beat the egg whites until they’re creamy (not stiff).
  2. Add the powdered sugar, scraped vanilla bean, melted & cooled butter, as well as a pinch of salt and the flour.
  3. Mix until you have a creamy batter.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Place a tablespoon of batter onto a lined cookie sheet and spread them into a circle of 3–4 inches diameter.
  6. Bake until they start to brown and remove from baking sheet with a spatula.
  7. Quickly place the fortune on the cookie, fold cookie in half and then gently pull the edges downward over the rim of a glass or bowl. Let the cookies cool.

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  1. Those are too cute!

  2. WHAT FUN!!!!! I have never made fortune cookies– I love this idea. Thanks– xo Diana
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  3. Oh my goodness! You are so adorable! These look delicious! I love the German fortunes! :) Happy New Year!
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  4. Will make them tomorrow!!! Great idea to surprise my family for New Year!! We live in Argentina and although it is not traditional to have them they will be fun!! :) thanks a lot!!

  5. Love this idea!I’d like to make them, maybe if I won’t be so busy today. :) Maybe some vanilla sugar can replace those vanilla beans? For just the taste you know, because there are no vanilla beans at home today… :D I used to play those computer MahJongg games that gives you one wisdom after each level you’ve finished. I think those good old wisdoms can be good if you don’t have funny ideas to put in your cookies. :) But now I have to check if I have all of the ingredients at home (I’m sure about the vanilla bean…there’s not any in my pocket unfortunately.…will the vanilla sugar spoil the whole thing? hope not.…).
    Thank you again Vanessa, you always give me a great task to do! ;)
    Love, Noemi

    • Umm, okay, I’ve made it yesterday and it was a hit! The vanilla sugar made the trick, maybe I should use more to get more vanilla flavor for the cookies (I used only one teaspoon), but it was great! :) Thank you again for the recipe!

      Happy and peaceful new year to you and your family Vanessa! :)

      Love, Noemi

  6. How fun! Perfect idea for a party!
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  7. Awesome! I made fortune cookies with my mom when I was in grade school — forever ago! They were a little tricky to make but a lot of fun. These would also be awesome as Valentine’s Day gifts filled with love notes instead of messages!
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  8. I’ve always wondered about making fortune cookies. I love most any cookie, but fortune cookies, to me, are similar to butter cookies or shortbread cookies. Their flavor is so simple, yet delicious. It must have taken you forever to get them baked since you had to do just two at a time! They look lovely, especially styled with your homemade baker’s twine!
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  9. I’m actually having trouble with the cookies.. About how many minutes are they supposed to cook. Mine are rubbery and will not stick. I’m trying to do this for my wife for valentines day..

    • Hey Matt! I’m so sorry to hear the cookies are giving you a hard time to make.. I can’t say for sure how many minutes the cookies need to stay in the oven. They’re ready when they start to brown on the edges. If they’re still too rubbery, maybe try leaving them in a just a little longer.
      I hope this helps!
      Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your wife!
      Greetings from Germany,

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