How to Make Fortune Cookies
Fortune cookies are so easy to make–there's no need to go out. The secret is to bake three cookies at a time so they'll be soft enough to shape and you can tuck your message into the cookies while shaping. If the cookies become too brittle, return them to the oven for a few seconds to soften.
Step One: Draw and Fill Circles
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 1 sheet at 400° for 5 minutes or until the cookies are brown just around the edges. Remove from oven. Working quickly, loosen the edges of the cookies with a spatula, and turn over.
Step Two: Insert Paper Fortune
Lay the handle of a wooden spoon and a prepared paper fortune along the center of 1 cookie. Fold cookie over so the edges meet over the spoon handle; press edges together. Remove spoon.
Step Three: Shape Cookie
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.