I heard the idea about replacing fortune cookie fortunes with your own fortune and decided to investigate online how to do it. I was really skeptical about whether all of the ideas were really workable so I purchased a box of LaChoy fortune cookies and proceeded to test.
Well, turned out that trying to pull the original fortune out with tweezers wouldn't work because the hole wasn't large enough and the tweezers broke the cookies. I tried two other ideas I read online to soften the cookie by steaming or microwaving but alas those ideas didn't work either and there was no way to pull out the original fortune.
Well, not one to give up, I went to the Chinese restaurant down the street and explained what I was trying to do and they donated a few to me. Guess what? The holes in theirs were large enough to pull the fortune out with tweezers! I proceeded to make my own fortunes appropriate for who I am giving them to for Valentines Day and folded them and placed them inside the cookies using the tweezers.
Of course, it's not Valentine's Day yet but I am sure they'll be a hit ;-)
By Deeli from Richland, WA
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