A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don’t like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!
A variety of hand written or typed fortunes that are about one quarter inch by 2 inch.
empty egg carton
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Place the first 6 ingredients into a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in flour.
3. Let the batter rest for about half hour.
4. Drop a teaspoon of batter onto a lined baking sheet and using the back of a spoon, spread very thinly into a 4-inch circle. Repeat so there are 2 circles on the baking sheet. Bake until it just begins to get golden in colour, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from oven, and while still hot, place a paper fortune across the centre of the cookie. Fold up the edges so that it forms a semi circle, and almost simultaneously, fold down the sides of the semi-circle to create an upside down u. Place in an empty egg carton and let harden. Repeat with the rest of the batter.