By Emma Crist
Updated September 18, 2015

Have you ever broken apart one of those little treats and wished you could write your own good luck messages? Now you can! These easy 4-ingredient treats come together fast, and you never have to call for takeout! Here's a quick and easy recipe.


1/2 cup bread flour (about 2 1/3 ounces)

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large egg whites


Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until blended. Scrape batter into a bowl using a rubber spatula; cover and chill 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Cover 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Draw 3 (3-inch) circles on paper. Turn paper over; secure with masking tape. Spoon 1 teaspoon batter into center of each of the 3 drawn circles; spread evenly to fill circle. Bake one sheet at 400° for 5 minutes or until the cookies are brown just around the edges. Remove from the oven. Working quickly, loosen edges of cookies with a spatula, and turn over.

Lay the handle of a wooden spoon and a prepared fortune along the center of 1 cookie. Fold cookie over so the edges meet over the spoon handle; press edges together. Remove spoon. Gently pull the ends of the cookie down over the rim of a small bowl (or jar); hold for a few seconds or until set. Repeat procedure with remaining cookies.

Repeat procedure until all of the batter is used. Cool cookies completely; store in an airtight container.

If this classic recipe doesn't do it for you, we've got several variations you can try. Holiday fortune cookies? Check. Chocolate-dipped fortune cookies? Double check. How about green-tea fortune cookies? Yep, we got those too. Happy Baking!

Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies