Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Fortune Cookies

       I thought it'd be a good idea to post pictures of how the recipes turn out so you know it won't be total crap. My goal would be to have tried out all recipes listed, show your pictures, and give them my own review on how they turn out. I've yet to make the mini-cupcakes, microwave brownies, or flan but I have made the fortune cookies two or three times now and I love how they turn out.

      So first review would be the Fortune Cookies. Here is how they turned out:

So as you can see they're not a complete fail (excluding the one being pointed to on the bottom photo and that was no mistake, I didn't it that way because it wasn't folding right). They come out pretty big, though, so play around with the amount you spoon onto the span. I like mine bigger than the average fortune cookie, and even with the size of the ones I have I managed to make about 16 or so.

  • I strongly recommend starting off with baking 2 at a time first. You will need the cookies to be hot still to fold them into the shape or they will break on you.
  • Because they're hot I also suggest you use gloves so you don't burn your fingers.
  • I put my finished ones in a muffin tin so they would maintain their shape while cooling off.
My Review:
I've never had home-made fortune cookies before and I'm not Chinese so it's not like family has made them before. They're nothing like the mass-produced ones, though, they're softer and a little chewier in some spots. They taste almost the same to me. I really enjoyed making them and eating them; speaking of making time you'll need to make sure you have enough time to make these. I spent over an hour making just one batch and that's because I would bake 2 at a time and such.


  1. Those look delicious! I can't wait to try out the recipe.

  2. Oh, I have never seen a fortune cookie. Are yours empty inside?

  3. @ Leno Khar - Some had fortunes in them while others didn't.
    The problem we had with putting the fortunes in them is that the moisture from the cookie would make the paper wet and it would sometimes stick to the inside of the cookie.

  4. @SubtleKisses: eww, sticky fortune paper.

  5. I am the worst cook. Followed for sure!

  6. That's so interesting! custom fortunes for the win