Ingredients from How to Make Fortune Cookies at Home Slideshow

How to Make Fortune Cookies at Home Slideshow

Will Budiaman
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Most people may think making a fortune cookie requires special ingredients and special equipment (ahem, a wand to get the fortune inside the cookie, and also to bend the cookie into that befuddling shape).

Not true. In fact, you may already have all of the ingredients you need in the pantry. Butter, toasted sesame oil, confectioners' sugar, egg whites, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, and salt are all you need. If you want to pimp out your fortune cookie, get some black sesame powder, available in many Asian grocery stores near the hot beverage section, and gold leaf, found in many baking and cake decorating stores or also online.

As for equipment, a whisk or an electric mixer, a cookie sheet, a thin spatula, a coffee mug, and a muffin tin will do.