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Recipe: How To Make Fortune Cookies Tasty and Fun For Children.

Updated on May 30, 2015

Light and Tasty Cookies.

Have Fun with the Fortunes.

Fortune Cookies. Why not make them something really special for younger children, have fun letting them help and amaze them at the same time? Making tasty Chinese Fortune Cookies with this easy recipe is child's play. They are a fun way of adding a little extra something to your dinner party. The fortune notes that they contain are messages that you created and at least half of the messages that you design, should reflect your sense of humor. Where possible, try to introduce a third party (say a very wise Mr. Tzu) as a fictitious character (that you know) who is responsible for providing the fortune notes that appear in your cookies.

Chinese Fortune Cookies are not a traditional custom, but certainly are a novelty something that most children love as much as pulling Christmas Crackers. Of course these are for use all year round; so familiarise yourself with this very simple recipe; because if the kids have anything to do with it; you will be making Fortune Cookies for every birthday and all the other special occasions. These simple pleasures have the potential to become a family tradition, as they really do have the power to bring people and families together. Now that is worth a fortune.

Chinese Fortune Cookie Ingredients.

2 Eggs

2/3 Cup of Castor Sugar

1/2 Cup of Corn Starch

1/4 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

4 Tablespoons of Corn Oil

4 Tablespoons of Water.

24 Fortune Message Notes.

Note: This recipe makes Two Dozen (24) Fortune Cookies. They are tasty and your guests are likely to enjoy them as well. Perhaps it might pay to double the mix next time.

Make the fortune notes funny.


It always pays to have your fortune message notes made up in advance; long before you start making the cookie mix. Ensure that you have given some thought to what your fortune notes will say. The more unusual the fortune message the better; so don’t be afraid have a few fortune notes that will surprise and humor everyone (after all, Mr. Tzu must have written them).

In a glass bowl break the 2 Eggs and lightly beat them with a fork until nicely mixed.

While beating the eggs, gradually fold in the Castor Sugar and the Cinnamon. Keep beating this mix until it is a good yoke color and has thickened up. Now take the measure of Corn Oil and gently fold into the batter.

Into a separate bowl, pour the Corn Starch, the measure of water and a small measure of the batter mix, stirring throughout to ensure smoothness. Once achieved then stir this into the egg mixture of the first bowl, folding gently to ensure that the overall consistency is smooth.

Standard cookie shape.

Cooking and Forming Cookies.

Heat your griddle plate to a low – medium heat of around 350 or 360 deg. Before you apply any batter to the griddle, test the heat by shaking a couple of drops of water over it and if the water bounces on the griddle; then the temperature is perfect.

Take a large dessertspoon and use it to apply a spoonful of batter onto the hot griddle. Spread out the mix with the back of the spoon so that you have a circle of batter that is approximately 4 inches in diameter and even depth wise. It will take 5 or 6 minutes for the edges of the batter to go slightly brown and when that occurs; turn it over with a Teflon spatula and cook the other side until light brown ensuring that the heat is even on the cookie.

Now is the time to place your fortune message note inside the cookie. Remove the cookie from the griddle and while it is still warm you need to fold it. On one side of the circle run a wet finger around the edge so that there is a damp half section on the cookie. Fold up your note, place it inside the half and fold the dry side to the wet side pressing the two halves together to stick, as you go.

Lightly grease across the centre of the cookie and then take each ‘sharp’ end of the semi circle and bend them towards each other; so that the cookie resembles a horseshoe shape. Keep following this process until and stirring the batter until you have used it all. Allow each cookie to cool and store your Chinese Fortune Cookies in an airtight container until ready to use and enjoy. Wasn’t that easy?

Give some thought to the fun that you can have with Chinese Fortune Cookies, espcially if you establish the idea as a 'tradition' while your children are young. As major events happen in their lives, including things like exams; you can boost their confidence, simply by having the appropriate cookie message; which they don't have to know that you created. Have some fun; people really are surprised when they break a cookie and find a message that just seems to fit. Most importantly; keep a straight face... wait at least a month, if ever; to tell them it was you! They won't believe you. Good Luck.

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