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What’s the message inside your fortune cookie?

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I got this idea from a prompt after I published a post and I thought it was fun idea. Everybody looks forward to the end of a Chinese meal at a restaurant when the fortune cookies arrive at the table. It’s silly, but there’s a hidden mystery when we hope to read something good with luck, success, love, or money. However, did you know that fortune cookies have nothing to do with being Chinese. I know from personally being there and never once given a fortune cookie after my meal. Instead, it supposedly originated in California. Read more about its history from the links below. So, what does your fortune say? I’m not even sure what it means if you receive an empty cookie with no fortune.

*You shall live a long and fulfilling life. *

*Look and you shall find love.*

*Your meal containing MSG will haunt you later.*

*Look no further, your life at its present state is where it will be.*

*Examine a mirror, there may be something in your teeth.*

*Be careful not to initiate a disagreement with a loved one.*

*Leave a generous tip and you will be great.*

*Love  your enemy as your friend.*

*Be careful, danger is ahead.*

*The thing you are dreading is fast approaching.*

*Take a trip and escape your life’s demands.*

*Look to the stars for guidance.*

*Try take out Chinese next time.*

*Smile more, it may make lines but it improves your mood.*

*Remember to say please and thank you.*

I’ve never made fortune cookies, but here’s a recipe I found that could be fun to try.

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
Prep Time:
15 Min
Cook Time:
10 Min
Ready In:
25 Min

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper. Have fortunes ready to go on small strips of paper.
  2. In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites and sugar on high speed of an electric mixer until frothy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and stir in melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, water and flour one at a time, mixing well after each. Consistency should resemble pancake batter. Spoon the batter into 3 inch circles on the prepared baking sheets. Leave room between for spreading.
  3. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges begin to brown slightly. Quickly remove one at a time, place a message in the center, and fold in half. Fold the ends of the half together into a horse shoe shape. If they spring open, place them in a muffin tin to cool until set.

Now you can find fortune cookies at parties, fundraisers, weddings, holidays, or even as creative invitations. Here are some pics with jazzed up fortune cookies for different occasions. Check out the website for even more unique fortune cookies.

http://www.ladyfortunes.com

Brief history of the fortune cookie:

http://www.fancyfortunecookies.com/Articles.asp?ID=148

http://www.chinese-fortune-cookie.com/fortune-cookie-history.html