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Honey Sesame Fortune Cookies

Honey Sesame Fortune Cookies

Honey Sesame Fortune Cookies

Recipe By Miranda Barnett, Savory Spice Test Kitchen


2 dozen

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

8 Minutes

Recipe By Miranda Barnett, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Fortune cookies are surprisingly easy to make at home! Sweet, nutty, and perfectly chewy, we see these take-out-style treats with a gourmet twist in your future.


3 oz. egg whites (from about 3 large eggs)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

3 Tbsp. water

1 cup all-purpose flour

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Honey Powder

    Honey powder, like liquid honey, can be used as a sweetener or flavoring. In powder form, the consistency is much easier to maintain, making it per...

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  • Pure Almond Extract

    Our baking extracts are getting an upgrade! The labels look different, but the flavors are the same. Find them at your local spice shop coming this...

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  • Black Sesame Seeds

    Black Sesame Seeds are usually best after being slightly toasted on the stove before being used in most recipes. Use black sesame seeds to season s...

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  • Toasted Sesame Seeds

    These Toasted Sesame Seeds contain an even nuttier flavor than the untoasted white sesame seeds. Because the toasting process has released their fu...

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Step 1: Write fortunes

On 24 small slips of paper, write short predictions, jokes, pieces of wisdom, or affirmations and set aside.

Step 2: Mix batter

To a medium bowl, add egg whites, sugar, and Honey Powder. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip mixture on medium speed for about 3 min. until slightly frothy with large bubbles on the surface. Add butter, water, and Pure Almond Extract and mix until combined. Add flour and mix just until flour disappears.

Step 3: Bake cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Scoop 1 Tbsp. of batter onto baking sheet and use bottom of tablespoon to spread into a thin, 3-inch circle. Only add 3 batter circles at a time to baking sheet. Sprinkle Black Sesame Seeds and Toasted Sesame Seeds around the outer edge of each circle. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through, until outer half-inch of cookies are lightly browned.

Step 4: Shape cookies

Working quickly as soon as cookies are out of the oven, flip each cookie over. One at a time, place a fortune in the center and fold each cookie in half, then fold over the edge of a glass to achieve folded horseshoe shape. Cookies will be hot. Move quickly to avoid burning fingers, and use gloves or tongs to help form fortune cookie shape. Set each formed cookie in a muffin tin to hold shape while the cookie hardens. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for remaining batter.