Today we tried our hand at writing fortunes. I found a picture book by Grace Lin called Fortune Cookie Fortunes. This book gives lots of great examples AND a brief history of the fortune cookie (perhaps the first true Asian American food, invented in the early 1900's).
Then - brave souls that we are - we tried our hands at making this sweet cookie. It is a very simple recipe but the rolling of the hot cookie is tricky! They all came out great, though, and we enjoyed them for afternoon snack. I handed the cookies out randomly, and no one got their own fortune. All agreed they made a lovely and sweet treat, and enjoyed reading the fortune meant just for them.
We are ready for good luck, and hope you are too!
Here are the steps:
|Write some good fortunes.|
|Make the dough - egg whites, powdered sugar, flour, and butter|
|Roll them when they get out of the oven - a wooden spoon holds their shape.|
|Wash, rinse, and dry the dishes.|
|Read your fortune.|
|Enjoy the delicious cookie!|