Colorful Rainbow Fortune Cookies Recipe

Add a splash of color to any celebration with these eye-catching Rainbow Fortune Cookies. This recipe transforms the traditional fortune cookie into a vibrant, fun dessert perfect for parties, special occasions, or as a unique gift. Each cookie contains a hidden personalized message, making them as delightful to break open as they are to eat.


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 3 1/2 ounces plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 1/2 ounces caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • Gel food coloring (pink, purple, blue, green, yellow)


  1. Prepare Fortunes: Write messages on small strips of paper, cut them out, and fold.
  2. Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 320°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Make Batter: Whip egg whites, vanilla, almond extract, and oil until frothy. Gradually mix in flour, cornflour, salt, sugar, and water until smooth.
  4. Color the Batter: Divide the batter into several bowls, adding different gel food colorings to each one and mixing thoroughly.
  5. Bake: Spoon dollops of batter onto the baking sheet, spreading into even circles. Bake for about 15 minutes until edges are slightly golden.
  6. Form Cookies: Quickly place a fortune in the center of each cookie, fold in half, and bend over a mug’s rim to shape. Work fast as they harden quickly.


  • Act swiftly to shape the cookies as they cool quickly and can crack if too rigid.
  • Use a thin batter spread to ensure evenly thin, crisp cookies.
  • Employ a variety of bright colors for a festive and appealing presentation.


  1. Can I make these cookies without gel food coloring?
    • Yes, but gel colors provide a brighter, more vivid result.
  2. How long will the cookies stay fresh?
    • They can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
  3. Can I prepare these cookies in advance?
    • Yes, the batter can be made ahead of time, but bake just before serving to maintain freshness.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Approximately 20 cookies

Category: Desserts

Method: Baking

Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Diet: Vegetarian


Rainbow Fortune Cookies are the perfect way to add a personal touch and vibrant flair to your dessert offerings. Whether it’s a birthday, a cultural celebration, or simply a fun family gathering, these colorful cookies are guaranteed to impress and bring joy with their hidden messages and delightful crunch. Enjoy the process of making, baking, and sharing these charming treats!

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