Okay so now I have completely changed my stand on fortune cookies.
I have some tricks.
Don't wait until they are brown (that makes the edges WAY too crunchy and therefore too hard to fold)
3 inches in diameter is too big. make smaller and they turn out better.
Don't flip them over they look prettier and don't split as easily because the bottom is harder.
wait until they are slightly brown around the edges and then take them out one by one, leaving the rest in the oven, this guarantees that they won't get too cold to fold.
my messy oven
many failed attempts
The five that turned out right
My fav. The little one
The little one doesn't have a fortune in it cause it was too small. But the other successful ones do