“How are fortune cookies made?” is a question we get all the time.
It’s actually an ancient Chinese secret… and most of the time I laugh and say “Keebler Elves!” But now I will reveal a few pieces of the puzzle to you.
Fortune Cookies are actually birthed on high speed baking machines. First, our flavored fortune cookie batter is mixed fresh every day for each custom fortune cookies batch. Sorry, no fortune cookie recipes here as it’s our top secret formula! FancyFortuneCookies does use premium ingredients like grade a flour, raw sugar, and eggs. All our flavored fortune cookies are made with super specialized flavorings and food colorings. It took years to develop some of our flavors and our fortune cookies are very recipe specific.
In fact we are continually trying out new flavored fortune cookies to see if we come across something our customers would like. If you have any fortune cookie suggestions please let us know!
The fortune cookie batter is put on into a flat round pancake type shape. Here at FancyFortuneCookies we are a real live fortune cookie bakery. Every order is made fresh the day it ships out. Most of our orders are for custom fortune cookies. But there are many people who still order the Chinese good luck fortunes too. Regardless, we actually bake your fortune cookies right here in Indianapolis, IN.
As the fortune cookie batter goes around the conveyors it is baked. For many years the hot fortune cookies where actually hand-folded while the fortune was slipped inside. But now the personalized fortunes are slipped into the fortune cookies and the folding system is also automated.
After that the fortune cookies need to be cooled, and wrapped. We use an entirely clear cello for our fortune cookies so people can see the colors or the chocolate dipped fortune cookies with sprinkles.
Many fortune cookie companies on the internet don’t actually make your fortune cookies. Often they are just re-selling someone else cookies, so to compete on price with the middle-man markups, they have to use ingredients that aren’t a good quality. Which is why most fortune cookies taste so bad. If you are ordering chocolate dipped fortune cookies with personalized messages, the fortune cookies are being made at one location and shipped unwrapped to another location, where they are finally dipped, sprinkled and wrapped.FancyFortuneCookies taste so good because they are baked fresh daily, dipped in chocolate, and wrapped all in the same day.
There’s a little glimpse into how fortune cookies are made!