Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Rainbow Fortune Cookies

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Rainbow Fortune Cookies

Making home made fortune cookies have been on my to do list for a long time.  I've loved them ever since I got my first Chinese take out many moons ago.  My kiddos also love these crunchy little cookies too.  

I mean really who doesn't like fortune cookies??

And because of my love for all that is rainbow - I decided to try to make some rainbow striped ones for Saint Patrick's Day.

The cookie batter is really simple and made with just egg whites, sugar, butter, vanilla, flour, and water.  These have food coloring as well.  Once the batter is mixed, divide it up until small bowls and tint each your favorite rainbow colors.

You do need to do only a 2-3 cookies at a time since you need to work with them quickly once they bake.  For the rainbow effect, add the batter to plastic bags, snip an end and pipe the colors.  Having a 3 inch circle template may help you keep the lines even. 

Once the cookies bake (only 7 minutes) add your fortune then fold the cookie over and then bend it into the fortune cookie shape.  (Be careful they may be hot!)

Place them in a muffin tin until they cool and keep their shape.

I wasn't sure how well they'd come out especially since I didn't do a plain test batch to try out the technique but watching some YouTube videos definitely helps! I used this one:

And you get to come up with your own fun fortunes!

Make some rainbow fortune cookies for your favorite little leprechauns this Saint Patrick's Day!


Recipe and directions for original fortune cookies can be found here at Fifteen Spatulas.
  • For these rainbow fortune cookies follow the same recipe
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Divide batter into small bowls and add 2-3 drops of your favorite colors of food gel
  • Cut 3 inch circle templates (3) and add them under parchment paper
  • Add each batter color to a plastic baggie.  Snip an end of each and pipe rows of color following your circle template
  • Bake for 7 mins (edges will be just slightly golden)
  • Working quickly, flip cookies over add fortune to each and fold cookie in half
  • Bend cookies over the lip of a cup to get your fortune cookie shape
  • Place in muffin tin until cookies cool and hold their shape


  1. What a great idea!!! Your cookies are so colorful and fun and the fortunes are perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

    1. thanks Beth - They were definitely fun to make!

  2. WOW these are the coolest fortune cookies i've ever seen they're going to be on my to-do list for sure! 😁

    1. Thanks Lisa - Love anything rainbow and it was fun coming up with my own fortunes!


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