Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
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18 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

These cookies are ideal for bake sales trying to promote a cause; customize the fortune to suit the occasion. Bake three cookies at a time so they'll be soft enough to shape. Tuck your message into the cookie while shaping. If the cookies become too brittle, return them to the oven for a few seconds to soften.

How to Make It

Step 1

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until blended. Scrape batter into a bowl using a rubber spatula; cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 3

Cover 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Draw 3 (3-inch) circles on paper. Turn paper over; secure with masking tape. Spoon 1 teaspoon batter into center of each of the 3 drawn circles; spread evenly to fill circle. Bake one sheet at 400° for 5 minutes or until the cookies are brown just around the edges. Remove from the oven. Working quickly, loosen edges of cookies with a spatula, and turn over.

Step 4

Lay the handle of a wooden spoon and a prepared fortune along the center of 1 cookie. Fold cookie over so the edges meet over the spoon handle; press edges together. Remove spoon. Gently pull the ends of the cookie down over the rim of a small bowl (or jar); hold for a few seconds or until set. Repeat procedure with remaining cookies.

Step 5

Repeat procedure until all of the batter is used. Cool cookies completely; store in an airtight container.

Ratings & Reviews

dshaft8's Review

dshaft8
May 06, 2013
They were okay... but hard to fold.

tbeb07's Review

tbeb07
January 31, 2011
Made these to celebrate Chinese New Year. My family loved them - the taste and texture are definitely better than store bought. As long as you stay focused, these are not difficult to make, just time consuming. For the fortunes, I referred to the Book of Proverbs. My husband assumed they were from the Art of War :)