Hong Kong Fortune Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Darlene Summers

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.

Top Review by Julala

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...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften the butter in a mixing bowl. Add sugar and and blend together until fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Add eggs to the mixture one at a time, beating well after adding each egg.
  4. Add flour and beat thoroughly.
  5. Heat oven to 375°.
  6. Grease the cookie sheets and then dust lightly with flour.
  7. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough at least 2 inches apart on each sheet.
  8. Bake for twenty minutes and remove with a wide spatula, loosening each cookie from the sheet.
  9. Place a folded fortune on each cookie.
  10. Pinch edges together and then twist in the centers.
  11. Keep cookie sheet warm and work fast, as cookies harden fast.
  12. Makes 60 fortune cookies.
  13. Some sample fortunes: You will have a pleasant surprise soon.
  14. A happy cook makes a happy friend.
  15. You will take a fun trip, etc.

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