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« on: November 21, 2010 04:54:26 PM »

I really wanted to put my own fortunes in a fortune cookie without all the fuss of making my own cookies. I found a brief mention of this technique on some website or other and, being bored, decided to make a photo tutorial!

Step 1:

Print/write your fortunes before you start. These are about 3 1/2 inches long and a 1/2 inch wide. I had to fold mine to get them to fit in the cookies so you might want to make yours less than 3 inches. Get your store-bought cookies out of their packaging as well.

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Wrap 1 fortune cookie in a damp paper towel. Tuck the ends of the towel under it. Make sure it is covered.

Step 3:

Put the cookie in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds. Mine took 20 seconds to start and 15 toward the end when the microwave was nice and steamy. You do not want to over cook and you do not want to let the cookie cool off.

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Gently open that sucker and take out the old, boring fortune. Quick as a wink stuff in the new, awesome fortune! Needless to say, caution: hot.

Step 5:

As soon as the new fortune is in the cookie, gently but firmly hold the cookie closed and folded in the correct fortune cookie shape until it is pretty cool and holds its shape on its own.

Step 6:

Presentation is everything! Or, at least, freshness. Store your cookies in a baggie or something or eat right away. The Chinese take-out box and packaging is totally your call.

Hope someone can use this!
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010 05:19:18 PM »

Oh that's so cool!  I love your fortunes, by the way!
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010 05:39:27 PM »

Wow, I never would have thought of this. I can't wait to use this for the perfect occasion!

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010 06:03:47 PM »

That is so clever, and fun! Thanks for making a tutorial for us!
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010 08:13:47 PM »

Thanks for comments! I appreciate it!

@kaz814- I had lot of fun making up the fortunes  Cheesy Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010 12:01:53 PM »

Amazing! - I have wanted to make personalised cookies forEVER but have always been put off by how fiddly it looks to make your own from scratch.

I am so going to have some fun with this idea, if it wasn't so cold here I would go and buy some right now!

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011 06:25:54 PM »

Thanks so much!  This is a great idea for Valentine's Day.  The chinese take out boxes that they have on GiftBoxOutlet.com would work great too.
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011 12:07:40 PM »

Sweet! I've always wanted to know how to do this Smiley Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2011 10:29:44 AM »

Ha, that's a fun idea!  I didn't know you could re-heat those babies and open 'em up.  That's so cool!  I'm definitely trying this out soon!

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