I must say, these Homemade Sugar Free Fortune Cookies are easier to make than I would have expected them to be.
Making them without all of the sugar is a nice thing too!
Homemade Sugar Free Fortune Cookies
This is really such a cool cookie to make,
Perhaps what is even more cool is being able to put your own fortune into the cookie. This is a great idea, by the way, if you are baking these for a birthday or wedding.
Technically, the fortune cookie is not a cookie that is known for it's sweetness.
As far as cookies go, the fortune cookie does not have a lot of sugar in it to begin with. Thus, the sugar free version of the fortune cookie does not have a lot of sugar alternative in it as well.
There are a lot of ways to dress up a fortune cookie.
While a fortune cookie is tasty as is, you can make it even prettier to look at. You could drizzle some sugar free icing over your cookie for example. Or you could always frost your cookie with sugar free frosting.
The trick to making this recipe work is practice.
I find that the art of shaping these cookies is something that may not work out perfectly at first. If you find that you dough is hard to work with, adding a bit of water (teaspoon at a time) or a bit of softened butter can help.
By the way, You can check out my guide on baking with sugar alternatives on Amazon
I have some great tips on which alternatives may work in a recipe such as this one.
The recipe for Homemade Sugar Free Fortune Cookies
This recipe may take a bit of practice. However, once you figure out how it works best, it really becomes an easy recipe to make.
What you will need to make this recipe.
- Flour- 1/3 cup.
- Salt- 1/2 teaspoon.
- Sugar Alternative- 3 tablespoons equivalent to 3 tablespoons sugar. Granular works better.
- Egg White- 1 .
- Vanilla Extract- 1 teaspoon.
- Butter- 3 tablespoons softened at room temp. Keep an extra tablespoon handy if needed for later.
How to make Homemade Sugar Free Fortune Cookies
- Preheat you oven to 375. Prep your cookie pans for nonstick. I use parchment paper. Use several cookie pans as you will be placing only a few cookies on the sheets at a time for baking. Also, prepare your 'fortunes' on paper and ink that is safe for baking. 3 1/2 -4" by 1/2" wide works best.
- Sift together your flour, salt, and sugar alternative. Set this aside.
- In another bowl, whip together the egg white and vanilla extract. You want this to be just foamy but, not stiff.
- Now, combine the two bowls of ingredients together and mix them together.
- To prepare the cookies, use a scoop or tablespoon to drop the batter onto the cookie sheets. Each cookie should flattened (use the backside of a spoon or your hand if they do not fall into place) to be about 2 1/2- 3" diameter circle. Leave plenty of space between cookies for spreading.
- Bake your cookies for 7-9 minutes or until they begin to brown. Because we are only going to be baking a few cookies per sheet at a time, you will be able to work in rotations. Take the sheet out of the oven when the edges of the cookies begin to brown. Immediately transport each individual cookie to a cutting or similar board for (see next step) folding. Caution- the cookies will be hot.
- To fold the cookie. Place the cookie upside down on to the cutting board. Place the individual fortune into the middle of the cookie. Fold the cookie in half (leaving room in the middle) and shape the cookie by bending it over slightly. To make bending the cookie even easier, try bending it over the rim of a bowl or cup. This may take a few tries to perfect. The cookies are easier to bend while warm.
If needed, warm yours up again for a few moments to fold.
- Continue making each individual cookie until you are done. Allow the cookies to cool before topping if you will be making your cookies pretty.