Here's a colourful Chinese fortune cookies recipe. Cooking and baking helps children learn about nutrition and build their literacy, math, social and fine motor skills.
This Chinese fortune cookies recipe is simple and easy for children to follow. And, it makes for a super fun and yummy treat too!
It's also just perfect for a Chinese New Year, colours, shapes and sizes or Holiday-theme unit at home or in the classroom!
Bringing in the New Year (Read to a Child!) written by Grace Lin, is a lovely book to read to children about Chinese New Year.
And, there are so many great activities to go along with the book, like this Chinese fortune cookies recipe and Holiday song for kids.
While the children are preparing their Chinese fortune cookies recipe, play Let's Celebrate A Holiday
So, what are you waiting for? Let's make rainbow fortunes cookies with the kids!
Cooking ingredients you will need:
- 3 egg whites
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 TBSP water
- Food colouring
- Cookie sheets
- Muffin tins
- 30 strips of paper with fortunes written on them
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Have the children generously grease 2 cookie sheets.
In a bowl, have the children beat the egg whites and vanilla, until foamy.
In another bowl, have the children mix together the flour, salt and sugar.
Next, have the children slowly pour the flour mixture into the egg white mixture, and blend well.
After that, have the children separate the Fortune Cookie mixture into 4 bowls.
In each bowl, have the children add a few drops of different colour food coloring to the Fortune Cookie batter.? For ours, we used orange (red and yellow food colouring), green (blue and yellow food colouring), yellow and red food colouring.
On a greased cookie sheet, using a teaspoon, have the children spread batter per Fortune Cookie in a (3-4-inch) circle. Each cookies should be about 4 inches apart. Prepare 2 to 3 cookies per sheet.
Bake the Fortune Cookies for 5 minutes or until the cookies have a 1/2 wide golden edge around the ends of the Fortune Cookies.
Quickly, place a strip of paper in the center of each cookie. Be careful--it's hot!
Using a small metal spatula or butter knife, fold the cookie in a half-moon. Then fold down the straight side of the cookie to form the fortune cookie.
Let the fortune cookies cool in a muffin tin to hold their shape.
And, voila! The children have now made a rainbow Chinese fortune cookies recipe!
What an easy-to-make and delicious Chinese New Year recipe craft activity for children.
Just perfect for a Chinese New Year or Holiday-theme unit! Now, let's eat!
Thanks to Kiboomu Kids Crafts for the fabulous ideas.