Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe come from a 1978 cookbook called "The Nancy Drew cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking" by Carolynn Keene. When my daughter Paula was 13 years old, I had a birthday party for her and the kids went on a scavenger hunt. They had to get mysterious things as the theme of the party was a mystery party. Then we served refreshments: hot dogs cooked on a bon fire, etc. Then they opened their fortunes. It was the hit of the party and all had a great time. This is one of Paula's most memorable parties! She is 37 now and still likes to tell about that party! I still have that cookbook and love to look at it.
- Soften the butter in a mixing bowl. Add sugar and and blend together until fluffy.
- Add vanilla.
- Add eggs to the mixture one at a time, beating well after adding each egg.
- Add flour and beat thoroughly.
- Heat oven to 375°.
- Grease the cookie sheets and then dust lightly with flour.
- Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough at least 2 inches apart on each sheet.
- Bake for twenty minutes and remove with a wide spatula, loosening each cookie from the sheet.
- Place a folded fortune on each cookie.
- Pinch edges together and then twist in the centers.
- Keep cookie sheet warm and work fast, as cookies harden fast.
- Makes 60 fortune cookies.
- Some sample fortunes: You will have a pleasant surprise soon.
- A happy cook makes a happy friend.
- You will take a fun trip, etc.
I'm sorry. This recipe just did not work out. The cookie came out full of holes (bubbles), and was very, very greasy. Not at all like a fortune cookie. This would be nice if left to harden and broken up, and maybe sprinkled on top of ice cream...