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Fortune Cookie Hack

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Here i will show you how to make your sweetie feel special, save a buck, and make a really tasty treat.
 
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Step 1: The cookies

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First go pick up some fortune cookies from your favorite chinese restaurant. Or you can make them yourself here is a recipe that is pretty tasty but i did not have time to make it for this instructable.
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 teaspoons water
makes ten. or 3 giant ones depending on how you measure out the batter.
First beat egg whites, vanilla extract, and oil until frothy. Then mix in the dry ingredients. Trace circles, and spoon on a thin layer of batter. I recommend only making two at a time until you get fast because as soon as you take the cookie out of the oven you only have about 30 seconds to shape it and add your fortune. Before shaping your cookie place the custom fortune you made in the middle of your cookie. Then fold the cookie in half and then bring the two edges together. Use the thin lip of a cup to shape your cookies. Also use a muffin tin to store your cookies while they harden.

Step 2: Making your fortune

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Pick a cool font and type in a short but sweet note to your cutie. Since there is going to be a dance I decided to ask my boo to go like this. I wrote his nickname and asked if he would go. Then i cut out the thin strip and pulled out the fortune that was already inside my cookie. If this is too difficult warm up your cookie in the microwave to make it more pliable. After this your cookies are ready to go if you want but i added an little something something for my babe.
For the cookie Recipe. Here is the same recipe from another site, with baking times and good instructions.

http://chinesefood.about.com/od/diningout/r/fortunecookie.htm

I'm trying them out tomorrow.
Grimtor3 years ago
hi, one question. you never mentioned for how long you bake the cookies in the oven for and what temperature. thanks.... they look great by the way!
Goodhart4 years ago
Think Geek has Evil fortune cookies...but they are for those 00010110 or older.
metqa4 years ago
That' really cute. Y'know you can buy boxes of fortune cookies. I've seen them at various stores, Save the trouble of baking. I suck at baking so I'd have to go that route. 
tanittta4 years ago
I liked the idea a lot and tried to bake those cookies for myself (there are no Chinese take aways in Moscow, Russia, only Chinese restaurants where the fortune cookies cost ...a fortune!) So i used your receipt but nothing good came out, all the time i tried to fold a hot cookie it started to break (tears apart) in the middle and thus all 5 pairs i baked... :-(
quesoman4 years ago
this is super cool
Brilliant and very gormet looking (if there is such a thing ;0) )
wow i luv this dish i even tried it at home
poop1015 years ago
hi my name is amanda poop!! this recipe is genius!!!
ferrix5 years ago
This is genius!
achannell1 (author)  ferrix5 years ago
oh thanks :) vote for me
jeff-o5 years ago
Those look fantastic! I must remember this the next time I go to a party...