Take to the Table Tuesday: Make Your Own Good Fortune

by Mindy Lockard on February 23, 2010

Happy middle of Chinese New Year everyone!  In celebration of the year of the Tiger we thought we share our good fortune with you! Too bad we can’t actually share them; you’d be hooked for sure!  Here are the good, and by good I mean yummy, fortunes Elle and her friend Charlie served at their Chinese New Year party!


Elle and Charlie handwrote the fortunes, which were actually statements. Technically, I guess we made statement cookies… but our guests didn’t miss the fortunes with the  “Duck City” spirit and “I LOVE YOU!”  inside! 

We started with this recipe.


Here is a very important tip. One that will save your stomach from the ache of failed fortune cookies… or perhaps you have better self control than I do?!  The key to a crispy cookie is whipping the egg whites, extract and oil–whip until thick,  but not meringue.

Once the batter is made, use a spoon to make circles on a cookie sheet.  I used my Silpat for this and it worked like a dream.


Bake for the amount of time stated in the recipe or until the cookies look like this.


Working quickly, remove the cookies from the baking sheet and place the fortune (or statement) in the middle…


The cookies will be hot, the recipe directions call for gloves. I should have taken it as a direction and not a suggestion.  Lesson in “nearly burning my hand” learned. 

To make that famous fortune cookie shape, fold and bend over the rim of a glass.


Place in a muffin tin to keep the shape until cooled.




Happy Year of the Tiger.  RAAAR!

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Charlie 02.23.10 at 1:45 pm

Elle and I sure had fun making fortune cookies together.

Mindy Lockard 02.23.10 at 2:38 pm

Hi, Charlie, I can speak on behalf of Elle and say, she had fun too! Thanks for stopping by Mrs. Lockard’s blog, I always appreciate visits from people of all ages- especially the seven year old crowd!

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