Have you ever had fortune cookies? Most may think that this is a Chinese treat but in fact it originated in California. Fortune cookies are crisp cookies made from sugar, vanilla, flour and sesame oil. They usually have a piece of paper inside that is called a "fortune". The fortune or message can range from popular Chinese proverbs and phrases or a list of lucky numbers. Fortune cookies are most often served as desserts in Chinese restaurants across the United States, but not in China.
Fortune cookies might be a bit tricky to make since it is pertinent that the cookie batter spreads evenly. Do not use the back of a wooden spoon, but instead carefully tilt the baking sheet back and forth. You can wear a pair of cotton gloves to make it easier for you to handle and shape the cookies. Here is a recipe that yields about 10 cookies.