Chinese Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chinese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fortune Cookies with a Chocolate Twist

Chinese cuisine is known for its unique flavors and ingredients. These Chinese Chocolate Chip Cookies are a fusion of traditional Chinese ingredients and the classic American cookie. The addition of sesame seeds and almond extract gives these cookies a distinct Chinese flavor, while the chocolate chips add a touch of sweetness.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

10-12 minutes

30-35 minutes

Makes 12 cookies


Vegetarian, Nut-free, Soy-free, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free chocolate chips and margarine instead of butter), Kosher

Wheat, Eggs, Dairy (if using butter)

Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo, Low-carb, Keto


This recipe takes the classic American chocolate chip cookie and adds Chinese flavors such as sesame seeds and almond extract. The cookies are also shaped into the traditional fortune cookie shape, making them a fun and unique twist on the classic cookie. We alse have the original recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 200 kcal / 837 KJ
  • Fat: 9g (5g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 28g (18g sugars)
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.2g


  1. 1.
    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. 2.
    In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. 3.
    Beat in the egg and almond extract.
  4. 4.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. 5.
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. 6.
    Fold in the chocolate chips and sesame seeds.
  7. 7.
    Roll the dough into small balls and shape into fortune cookie shapes.
  8. 8.
    Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. 9.
    Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  10. 10.
    Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Sesame seeds — Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat until golden brown and fragrant. This will enhance their nutty flavor and aroma.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispier cookie, roll the dough thinner and bake for a few extra minutes.
  • For a softer cookie, roll the dough thicker and bake for a few less minutes.
  • If you don't have almond extract, you can substitute with vanilla extract.
  • To make the cookies more festive, dip the ends in melted chocolate and sprinkle with additional sesame seeds.

Serving advice

Serve these cookies with a cup of hot tea for a traditional Chinese snack.

Presentation advice

Arrange the cookies on a platter and sprinkle with additional sesame seeds for a decorative touch.