Many people love fortune cookies. Why not? Even if you rather not eat them, the surprise inside of fortune cookies can bring smiles and laughter to even the crabbiest diner. And they're so easy to make, there's no reason to wait for your next take-out order before enjoying them. Learn how to make these classic cookies right in your home with just a few simple steps. For an added surprise, make your own fortunes and tuck them inside.
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.
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.