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Fun Fortune Cookies


Those crisp, sugary, vanilla-y cookies that we love so much after every Chinese meal date back to the 19th century—not in China, but in Kyoto, Japan. It was a restaurateur in a Japanese tea garden in San Francisco who reportedly brought what we now know as the modern version of the fortune cookie to the U.S. in the early 1900s.

Of course, you can find oodles of fortune cookie options at, including the standard variety, some with kid-friendly messages, and birthday-themed fortune cookies.

We also found some "Naughty but Nice" adult fortune cookies (no profanity) at, going for $7.95.

If you're in the mood to customize your own fortunes, can help you out. It will cost you 29 cents per cookie for a pack of 500.

But if you're really adventurous and want to bake your own fortune cookies from scratch, there's a great step-by-step guide at