Pomegranate Homemade Fortune Cookies

Homemade Fortune Cookies are easy to make! (Sort of.) Plus, when you make them yourself, you can make them pink!

Pomegranate Fortune Cookie

Did y’all have a great NYE? Did you stay at home and pass out before midnight, or frolic around in a glittery dress drinking champagne out of the bottle? I plead the fifth on how I celebrated, but it was grand. I totally meant to post this recipe around Christmas time. Jews love pomegranate, and Chinese food on Christmas.  It would have been perfect! But day drinking time escaped me and here we are in 2014! I thought this would be even better as a first recipe of the New Year. You can fill yours with resolutions or wishes for 2014. Cute, right? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Pomegranate Fortune Cookie

In a large mixing bowl, whip together egg whites and sugar with an electric beater on high until frothy, about 2 minutes. Then add in melted butter and vanilla and mix until combined. Add in flour and mix well. Then add in pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon at a time until your batter is thick and fluid. Add food coloring if desired.

Pomegranate Fortune Cookie

Spoon a tablespoon of the batter into 2 circles on the baking sheet, leave room for spreading. Use the back of a spoon to spread the batter out very thin. Don’t do more that 2 at a time as they harden quickly once you take them out of the oven and can be tricky to mold.

Pomegranate Fortune Cookie

Bake for 5-7 minutes until the edges begin to brown. Quickly remove the cookies from the baking sheet one at a time and place a fortune in the center. Fold the cookie in half and then fold the ends together to form the fortune cookie. Cool in a muffin tin to hold shape. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Pomegranate Fortune Cookie

Don’t be discouraged if yours don’t turn out at first. Sometimes it’s okay to not be perfect! Okay, usually I’m perfect, so just this one time it’s okay. My first few looked like this:

Pomegranate Fortune Cookie

Whomp, whomp. But then I got the hang of it- here’s a tip, move fast.

Pomegranate Fortune Cookie

Here’s another tip for 2014. Call your mother!

Pomegranate Fortune Cookie

Pomegranate Fortune Cookies
 
Make fortune cookies at home! These are a beautiful pink with a subtle pomegranate flavor!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • Red food coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. While it is preheating, fill out fortunes on small pieces of paper. Then line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whip together egg whites and sugar with an electric beater on high until frothy, about 2 minutes. Then add in melted butter and vanilla and mix until combined. Add in flour and mix well. Then add in pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon at a time until your batter is thick and fluid. Add food coloring if desired.
  3. Spoon a tablespoon of the batter into 2 circles on the baking sheet. Use the back of a spoon to spread the batter out very thin. Don't do more that 2 at a time as they harden quickly once you take them out of the oven and can be tricky to mold.
  4. Bake for 5-7 minutes until the edges begin to brown. Quickly remove the cookies from the baking sheet one at a time and place a fortune in the center. Fold the cookie in half and then fold the ends together to form the fortune cookie. Cool in a muffin tin to hold shape. Repeat with the remaining batter.

 

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Comments

  1. Oh my gosh those are too cute – you know Kidzilla is going to love those! I love to do Chinese food at home. The Hub and Kidzilla love it and I don’t always want to cave to takeout – easy, yes, but I’d rather control my ingredients.

    Anyway, speaking of Chinese takeout, I had crab Rangoon for the first time ever last night. I can’t stop thinking about it now…so good! Do you happen to have a good recipe for that???

  2. Amazingly creative!!! Oy iz mer!

  3. These are just fabulous!! The color is spectacular! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your recipe, www?thestylesisters.blogspot.com

  4. Never thought of making my own fortune cookies, thanks for the recipe and tips!

  5. I love the pink – they are so pretty! Officially bookmarked.

  6. These fortune cookies are so cute. Love the little messages inside and love the color from the pomegranate juice!

  7. Not sure I have the patience for them, but they sure are the prettiest little things!

  8. Looks adorable! How far ahead can these be made and how should they be stored?

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