How to make vegan fortune cookies at home

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Carlos Laforet Coll
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How to prepare the famous Chinese desserts in a vegan way at home

vegan fortune cookies

Served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants, i fortune cookies they are widespread especially in the United States and over time they have become a real one symbol of good wishes.

These simple treats - which I propose to you in vegan key - they are prepared with simple and healthy ingredients, suitable for adults and children, and ideal to offer to your guests at the end of a lunch or dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons of flax seeds
  • 10 tablespoons of cold water
  • 1 cup flour (best type 1 or wholemeal)
  • 1 and a half cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • the grated rind of half a lemon
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Preparation Time:
    10 minutes
  • Cooking time:
    20 minutes
  • Rest time:
  • Dose:
    for 10 biscuits
  • difficulty:

Vegan fortune cookies: preparation

First of all, prepare the messages to insert inside each cookie: cut out 10 strips of paper and write us some good wishes, romantic or witty messages, according to your taste, then let the ink dry and fold the strips several times, in order to obtain little bulky pieces of paper.

At this point, you can start the preparation of cookies: put the flax seeds in the blender, add the spoons of water and mix everything at high speed for about 1 minute: you will need to obtain a homogeneous wholemeal cream.

Pour the cream into a bowl and add flour, sugar, oil, lemon zest and salt, mix and add 3-4 tablespoons of cold water, then stir well to mix all the ingredients.

Once obtained a homogeneous cream, take a generous spoonful of dough, place it on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper (and well oiled) and roll it out slightly until you get a circle of about 5-7 cm at the most. Repeat the same operation until you get 4 circles (avoid making more than 4 for each pan, otherwise you may have difficulty handling them quickly between the first and second cooking).

Bake a 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

At this point, put on your kitchen gloves and - being very careful - with the help of a shovel, quickly remove the semi-cooked discs of dough from the pan, on each of the cookies place one of the messages you have prepared, quickly fold each disc in half, squeezing the ends (as if it were a small crepe) and then fold them again in two trying to join the edges.

Put the cookies in muffin tins (in order to shape them well and fix their shape) and bake again for 10 minutes, or until they become golden brown. Then take them out of the oven, let them cool, then take them out of the molds and serve!

It will be fun to see the surprised faces of your friends when they discover and read the message you put inside the cookies! I have included phrases in the name of the green, such as "did you know that ginger is a natural disinfectant?", Or "turmeric is an elixir of life: it purifies the liver and helps strengthen our immune defenses!". And you, what will you write in your fortune cookies?

Text and photos: Verdiana Amorosi

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