Believe it or not, we are going to teach you how to make fortune cookies with your very own fortunes! But before we get to the fortune cookies, you should follow the Chinese tradition of serving a fruit after every meal. This "dessert fruit" usually consists of orange slices (orange is considered a "lucky" fruit to the Chinese) and/or apple slices (which symbolize "peace"). Chill the fruits and arrange them nicely on a plate before serving them. Even frat boys can handle that one. Now on to the cookies!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 6 tbsp. white sugar
  • 7 tbsp. salad oil
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 2" x " fortune strips


  1. Write out the fortunes on little pieces of paper with waterproof ink. Here are some of our suggestions:

    • You have just eaten a very fine meal. Do not fail to show your appreciation by offering to do the dishes.

    • Confucius say, "Fortune cookie fortunes are a bunch of crock."

    • AAAHHH! You're eating my home!

    • Will you marry me?
  2. Preheat the oven to 300 Fahrenheit.

  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, cornstarch and sugar.

  4. Add the salad oil and egg whites, and stir until smooth.

  5. Add water and blend well.

  6. On a greased cookie sheet, pour 1 tablespoon of batter for each cookie, spreading the batter evenly by using the back of a spoon. Each circle should be about 3 inches. Place no more than 6 cookies on each sheet.

  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.

  8. Working quickly, place a fortune in the center of each cookie. Fold each cookie in half and with the rounded edge facing outward, grasp the ends of cookie and pull them towards each other.

  9. Place each cookie in a muffin tin, open edge up. Cool until cookie is set. Repeat with remaining batter.