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Fortune Cookies

These vegan Fortune Cookies are perfect for New Years Eve, you can insert your own fortunes for your friends, family & colleagues.

Fortune Cookies

I hope you all had a wonderful new years eve! I know, I know, it’s too late to post a Fortune Cookies Recipe now, but better now than never, right? I made these for new years eve, obviously. And of course, in there are some super cool self-written fortunes. They are little bit pinkish, because I added beet juice to the dough. (Have I mentioned that I love coloring desserts with beet juice?)

The first ones were super hard to make because I was constantly burning my fingers, because you have to form the dough while it’s still hot, otherwise it will get too hard and will break. And then I had the glorious idea of putting band-aids on my fingers under a kitchen-safe plastic glove. It worked so much better after that! I’ve added a youtube-video below that shows how to fold them, because it’s kind of hard explaining it well enough. I’ve used a Silicone Baking Mat for making these, this definitely helped.

Fortune Cookies Preparation

Fortune Cookies

Elephantastic Vegan
These vegan Fortune Cookies are perfect for New Years Eve, you can insert your own fortunes for your friends, family & colleagues. They are naturally colored with beet juice.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert, DIY gifts
Cuisine Chinese, Vegan
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 33 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon egg replacement I used Scott's Flax Egg 2.0
  • 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut milk powder you can omit that one but I love the taste of it
  • a few drops vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon beet juice
  • 5 tablespoons water


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • In a mixing bowl add in all the ingredients given above, but add the water spoon for spoon. Whip with a handmixer. Your batter shouldn't be too thick. You can check the consistency of the batter in the video below.
  • On a silicone baking mat put a teaspoon of the batter and spread it with a spoon in a circle. Place two circles on the mat and put it in the oven.
  • When the circles starten to brown on the sides, take them out. (The next steps have to happen quickly, because once the cookie get cold, you can form it anymore)
  • Scrap if off the mat, flip it, place a fortune sheet on it, pinch one side on the other and press the whole cookie over the side of a glass to bring it in a fortune cookie form. The cookie is still hot, so I covered my fingers with some band-aids and kitchen-safe plastic gloves.
  • Put the cookie in a muffin tray, so it stays in the form while it hardens.
  • Repeat for the rest :)


First I hated it making these, because the cookie was sooo hot and I was burning my fingers all the time, but once I've protected my fingers with band-aids it was so much fun and I kind of like got addicted to forming these. I'll definitely make them again!


Calories: 33kcalCarbohydrates: 7gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 5mgSugar: 3gCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.2mg
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The Fortune Cookies in the video are not vegan, but it shows the process of making them very well!

Fortune Cookies

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Recipe Rating


Thursday 27th of January 2022

how long after do they stay fresh when made? - Thanks Teresa B.


Monday 31st of January 2022

Not long, unfortunately. It's been a long time since I've made them but I remember them getting soft on the next day. It depends on the storage though. Try to let them cool off completely, then store them in an air-tight jar. This recipe is on my remake list and then I'll see what I can do so that they will keep longer.


Saturday 6th of April 2019

Despite your confidence of "1-2 tries to get it, this just didn't work out for me, unfortunately. I never could get them spread evenly enough, so mine are all burnt on the edges and chewy/raw in the middles. None of them folded very well and it's all generally an inedible disaster.

On the plus side, I got further with this recipe than I did with the other one I tried. The other one was an abject failure, where with this one, at least I ended up with something vaguely resembling a fortune cookie at the end. Maybe if I try a third time, it might look like a fortune cookie AND be edible!

Miss Polkadot

Thursday 1st of January 2015

Wow, I'm super impressed by your skills! Not only would I have burned my fingers in the process of making these but probably ended up with lots of crumbles instead of cookies.


Thursday 1st of January 2015

It's really not that difficult, after 1-2 pieces you'll get the hang out of it. :)