Enjoy fortune cookies in a whole new way with these chocolate-covered homemade fortune cookies with a peanut butter drizzle. These are great for parties and to celebrate Chinese New Year!
I remember the first time I really celebrated Chinese New Year. I was in university taking a photojournalism class. I loved it, and as it turned out, it was something I was fairly good at. One of our assignments was to cover the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown. I was excited because I was able to really immerse myself in the celebration. I arrived hours before the festivities began to watch everyone set up. And I was able to get the best spots when the performers came and the dragons filled the streets. I remember there being so many people, I had to struggle to get my arms up to take photos as oranges were thrown about and the dragons danced and food was freely passed around. The fireworks and music pounded away so loudly, you could barely hear your own thoughts. I fell in love with two brothers under a bright red dragon as they leaped from pole to pole 10 feet up in the air then batted those large dragon eyes in silent flirtation.
It was one of the best days of my life.
During the day, in one of the shops, someone made fresh fortune cookies for the tourists. I was mesmerized by how quickly he worked. Ever since, I’ve always wanted to make my own homemade fortune cookies. As it turns out, making fortune cookies is not as difficult as you may think. It is basically a tuile cookie. The trick is to work quickly and have your materials handy right after you take the cookies out of the oven because it stiffens quickly. You may need to sacrifice your fingers a bit in order to fold the cookies at their most pliable, but it is worth it!
My favorite part about making homemade fortune cookies is making up the fortunes. They ranged from inspiration, to funny, and even a few ominous ones I gave to my sisters. In a few, I also added in my favorite movie quote and song ly...