As I tucked handwritten fortunes into homemade dark chocolate fortune cookies, I felt a sense of power – I had control over someone’s destiny. Whether you believe them or not, the words in a fortune cookie can get you thinking about a bright future to come. I wanted to keep my fortunes positive and joyful, so I wrote things like, “You will receive great news soon,” “Somebody loves you very much,” and “You will soon receive a very special surprise.” Lastly, I wrote a special fortune for Jonathan and brought the cookie upstairs to him. It read, “You will be taking a picture of these cookies soon.” His fortune came true minutes later.
When I first got my mini ice cream cone maker, I fell in love with idea of making little cones.
At the time, I adored the gadget, but I chalked it up to a another single-use toy. Then, I realized that I could use it to make paper thin chocolate wafers.
It never occurred to me that I would one day be using my mini ice cream cone maker to create adorable fortune cookies. Using the mini ice cream cone maker to make fortune cookies is super easy and keeps the size of the cookies consistent.
How to Make Dark Chocolate Fortune Cookies
Step 1: Put a half tablespoon of batter (the recipe below is directly from Chef’s Choice) into the petite waffle cone maker at the 2 1/2 setting. Close and cook until the green light comes back on. I strongly suggest doing just one cookie at a time because you’ll need to work really fast to insert the fortune and shape the cookie.
Step 2: While the cookie is still really hot, slip a fortune in and loosely fold in half.
Step 3: Press the folded ends of the cookie down over the lip of a glass to form the fortune cookie shape.
Step 4: Cool in a cupcake tin. This keeps the cookie from expanding too much while it cools. In just a few minutes, it will be crunchy and ready to eat!
Store in a container that isn’t airtight (an airtight container can cause the cookies to get soggy).
Important note: Although Chef’s Choice did send me the waffle cone maker for free back in 2009, this is not a sponsored post. I just love the product.