Fortune cookies – gifts for giving

When I read through the recipe to make these fortune cookies, they sounded like hard work, but in reality they were really fun. They gave me a bit of an adrenaline rush. You have to work super fast and just go for it…like when you’re waiting for the final countdown to an eBay bid. That’s what it reminded me of – sad, I know.

The first job (other than finding a recipe), is to write down your ‘fortunes’ on slithers of paper. This can be done by hand, or printed. I googled ‘positivity quotes’ because I wanted quotes to cheer somebody up, and make them feel motivated, but you could make them romantic (oo-er), funny, personal, or a box full of memories.

The recipe I used suggested baking the cookies in twos. Of course I tried fours to speed things up (it had to be done), but it is impossible to fold four quick enough once they come out of the oven – they go brittle within seconds, and you are left with useless creations. I toyed with the idea of dipping them in dark chocolate, but decided against it to prevent ruining the ‘fortunes’.

What would you put in yours?

Happy giving!

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  1. 14th December 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Oh these are so impressive! I love this idea, nice instead of crackers for Christmas dinner with a nice message inside instead of a bad joke!

    • Esther
      17th December 2016 / 11:06 pm

      Good for New Years too! Thank you Nat. You are always so kind! x

  2. 17th December 2016 / 3:08 pm

    You are so creative in the kitchen. I am loving these – and all your other edible gifts! x

    • Esther
      17th December 2016 / 11:04 pm

      Thank you Donna! x

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