I thought of making these for my two kids' Valentine's day card distributions at school and I thought it would be so cute to put personal fortunes inside. I just made these tonight (over 70 of them so I had to more than double the recipe). To be honest, I was a bit nervous these might not turn out well...but, guess what, they turned out great! Maybe because I was doing so many at once I got the hang of it after folding about two of them. What helped me was when I was at Walmart, during Valentine's season, they had a "fortune making kit" that sold for $9 (to make 10 cookies) and I just thought that was so expensive, I decided to copy their pictures that showed how to fold them (which helped tremendously, by the way). The parchment paper is the way to go because I used a spatula to remove them and they came right off. When they were nice and golden brown on the edges, what I did was take only one out at a time so I can concentrate on the shape. So, using the "Walmart" fortune cookie making kit method, after I placed the fortune inside, I folded it in half, used a rim of a mug to place the middle of the cookie on the rim and then folded the outer two edges down, which helped shape the cookies to their natural fortune cookie shape, just like the ones you find at a Chinese restaurant! It ended up being so easy to make. I had fun making them but they were definitely labor intensive and the fact that I was making over 70, it took me several hours to finish the entire batch.
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I thought of making these for my two kids' Valentine's day card distributions at school and I...