If you love reading the funny—but sometimes profound—fortunes found within the folds of a fortune cookie, then you’ll probably appreciate these little nuggets of essential oil wisdom. We had a great time coming up with the fortunes and hope you like them too! We also enjoyed making these delicious homemade fortune cookies (much better than the ones at restaurants!) and found them to be quite easy to make.
These Essential Oil Fortune Cookies would be so fun to hand out to your essential oil class attendees or to offer at events with essential oil enthusiasts! If you don’t want to make actual cookies, you can also wrap these fortunes in little paper origami fortune cookies for a cute party favor.
Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C), and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Melt butter, and set aside.
In a stand mixer (or large mixing bowl with a whisk), mix the egg whites and sugar for about 30 seconds. Add flour, salt, heavy cream, extract(s), and essential oil; mix on a high speed for 1 minute. Finally, add the melted butter, and whisk until the batter is just combined. The consistency should be like thick pancake batter.
Using a tablespoon (15 ml) measurement, place a scoop on the lined (or greased) baking sheet, and spread it into a thin circle about 4–6″ (10–15 cm) in diameter (depending on your size preference; keep all the circles the same size so they cook evenly). You’ll only want to do up to 3 circles each round (you need to limit each round to how many you can fold before the cookie hardens—about 3 per person folding).
Bake the cookies for about 7–8 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Get everything ready for folding while the cookies are baking. Cut the fortunes into strips, clear a workspace, get a rack or a bowl for the folded cookies, and have a spatula on hand. You have about 7–10 seconds to fold 3 cookies before they harden, so you’ll need to work quickly.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and remove a cookie. Place it on a clean counter or plate upside-down (place the side that was against the baking sheet facing up). Place a fortune in the center of the cookie. Fold in half (the top all the way down to the bottom edge), fold in half once more (the bottom edge up to the top), then pull the sides together to create a double-folded roselike cookie. Set the cookie on a rack or bowl to cool, and move on to the next one.
Continue with additional rounds of 3 cookies until all the cookies have been cooked and folded.
Have your fortunes cut out and ready to go, or do the prep while the cookies are baking.
Get 2 baking sheets going at the same time to speed up the process. Prep the second sheet while the first is in the oven, then switch, fold, and prep the baking sheet again.
Enlist someone else to help you so you can cook more cookies at once.
Write off the first round as practice and a chance to perfect your technique.
Be prepared to burn your fingertips a little during the folding process. There isn’t any way to avoid it.
Paper Origami Fortune Cookies
If you don’t want to take the effort to bake the fortune cookies, but still want others to enjoy these awesome essential oil fortunes, then try making these Paper Origami Fortune Cookies.
Step 1: Cut out circles of scrapbook paper, about 4–5″ (10–13 cm) in diameter. We used a widemouthed mason jar lid as our template. Step 2: Fold the circle in half, and crease just the middle part. Step 3: Unfold the circle and rotate it so the crease is vertical. Place a removable glue dot on the top of the circle (the crease should point to the glue dot). You can also use a hot glue gun, but the fortune won’t open up without ripping the paper (the paper can still be removed without opening the fortune though, so using a hot glue gun is still a good option). Step 4: Place a fortune in the middle of the circle (perpendicular to the crease). Fold the circle in thirds from bottom to top (the crease should be in the middle fold and the glue dot should seal it), then fold in half (where the crease is) to create the fortune cookie look.
Paper Origami Fortune Cookies
Time: 1–2 minutes each | Difficulty: Easy
Widemouthed mason jar lid (or other circular template of similar size)
Removable glue dots (or hot glue gun)
Essential oil fortunes (see pdf above)
Cut the essential oil fortunes into strips.
Cut out circles in the scrapbook paper, about 4–5″ (10–13 cm) in diameter. We used a widemouthed mason jar lid as our template.
Fold the circle in half, and crease just the middle part.
Unfold the circle, and rotate it so the crease is vertical. Place a removable glue dot on the top of the circle (the crease should point to the glue dot). You can also use a hot glue gun, but the fortune won’t open up without ripping the paper (the paper can still be removed without opening the fortune though, so using a hot glue gun is still a good option).
Place a fortune in the middle of the circle (perpendicular to the crease). Fold the circle in thirds from bottom to top (the crease should be in the middle fold and the glue dot should seal it), then fold in half (where the crease is) to create the fortune cookie look.
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