The best part of making Fortune Cookies at home is that you get to make up all the fortunes yourself. Fate is in your hands, or at least in your kitchen. It helps that these cookies are really yummy too!
Fortune Cookies are always fun but they aren’t always tasty. Most of the time when we have fortune cookies from our favorite restaurants we open them for the fun of reading our fortune and then toss the stale, cardboard-like cookie right in the trash. These Easy Homemade Fortune Cookies are fun to make and just as fun to eat. It’s even a great project for involving the kids in and they’ll like being able to make something that is a little more unique than your standard chocolate chip cookies.
The trick to making great homemade fortune cookies is to work quickly, which is why some extra hands are, well, handy. The batter is simple and only takes a few minutes to pull together. After it has been refrigerated for an hour, making it easier to work with, you can get started and make those fortune cookies in just a few simple steps.
Trace a few (I recommend two or three) three-inch circles on a sheet of parchment paper. The lid of a standard mason jar is just the right size. Secure the parchment paper on a large baking sheet with one or two pieces of masking tape.
Drop a teaspoon of batter into each circle and spread it around the circle with the back of a spoon as pictured above. Bake for approximately 4 or 5 minutes, as indicated in the recipe, or until the edges are golden brown.
Working very quickly, slide the cookie off the parchment paper, using a smooth flat spatula (like this one). Flip it over then, using the handle of a wooden spoon, place the fortune in the cookie and fold the cookie edges up around the spoon, pressing them tightly together as pictured below.
If the cookies start to cool and become hard to work with, stick them back in the oven for 30 seconds to 1 minute and they should soften back up so you can keep working.
Slide the wooden spoon out of the cookie then bend the cookie over the edge of a bowl or cup to form it into the classic fortune cookie shape. Let the cookies cool completely. They will harden up as they cool.
And there you have it! Just repeat until all of your batter is gone and you have a bowl full of fortune cookies to share.
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