Almond Fortune Cookies Recipe


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexAverage
Main Ingredient


 Shortening2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (part butter)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Firmly packed brown sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Grated orange peel1 Tablespoon
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Baking powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Chopped almonds1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3232 Calories from Fat 1434

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 161 g248.2%

Saturated Fat 37.2 g186.2%

Trans Fat 18 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg

Sodium 2248.2 mg93.7%

Total Carbohydrates 414 g138%

Dietary Fiber 12.9 g51.8%

Sugars 212.4 g

Protein 39 g78.7%

Vitamin A 6.1% Vitamin C 34%

Calcium 46.2% Iron 83.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cream shortening and sugars.
Add orange peel, vanilla extract and egg and beat well.
Combine flour, salt and baking powder.
Add to creamed mixture and blend.
Stir in almonds.
Fold paper slips with fortunes into small squares and place on bottom of balls of cookie dough.
Place balls on lightly greased cookie sheets and flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.
Bake at 400 ° for 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool.