I’ve always made these around Valentine’s Day for some reason. It’s fun to write your own little fortunes! My kids help out and write or draw on tiny slips of paper as well.
This year, the kid’s fortunes said, “You will soon see LEGO Movie 2”, “Chicago is in your future”, “You win”, smiley faces, scribbles, and “I love you”.
Mom & Dad’s fortunes said, “Wise kids eat their dinner without complaining”, “you will sleep good tonight”, “I love you to the moon and back”, “Happy Valentine’s Day”, and more!
Now, in all honesty, these are kind of a pain in the butt to make! But you get the hang of it, and it’s worth it when you have your kids watching you and cheering you on as you are quickly trying to fold HOT cookie dough into the shape of a fortune cookie as the tips of your fingers are literally burning off.
I know, I’m totally selling you on making these right?! HA! You should try them, just for the sake of saying you did – and they are actually VERY delicious!
A few tips before we get started:
Only bake 2-4 cookies at a time, as you will have to move very quickly when they come out of the oven. If they sit too long they will break when you try to shape them.
I use a silicone baking mat (parchment paper is great too!), but I also spray a very light coating of nonstick cooking spray on the silicone mat. Since the cookies are still pliable when they first come out, you need those babies to slip right off the mat.
Have a bowl of ice water to dip your fingertips in before you try and shape the HOT cookies.
Know that your first batch might not turn out, it’s a learning experience!
The cookie dough will thicken up over time, that’s totally normal – just spoon your tablespoon dollops on the already warm cookie sheet, and let it sit for 1-2 minutes before you smooth it out into a 3″ circle.
I get my recipe from > HERE. She includes pictures and even a video of how to fold the cookies which is very helpful!
PIN FOR LATER!!
Check out more recipes from A Simple Kind of Mom!