This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was Fortune Cookies (p261) and it’s THE LAST RECIPE from this book!
That’s right! The final recipe!
Back on November 1st 2016, we baked the Peanut Butter Change Ups which began the nearly 6-year journey of baking our way through each recipe, twice a month! And here we are, more than 300 cookies later, making fortune cookies!
After all the things I’ve baked over the years, I’m still gleeful when I make something that I’ve always thought of as not “homemakable.” And so, just as you’d imagine, I was pretty tickled when I turned out these for- tune cookies. Not that there’s anything difficult about them, but they are fussy and like children: Turn your back on them and they’ll do whatever they want.
So yes, these are FUSSY. And FIDDLY. And downright frustrating when it’s over 40˚C in your kitchen and you can only bake a few (3) at a time! I was VERY grumpy making these and as you can see, they didn’t quite work out – it was REALLY hard to make them thin enough to be “fortune cookie-like” but that didn’t break when you folded them. Mine turned out a tad too thick and hence a bit chewy (in hot, humid climate it was a given they would not crisp up properly!) but, as my friend who baked them with me said, they *look* ok in the photo LOL!
So, unlike Dorie, I was not quite “gleeful” but it was a fun recipe to try and I probably will try it again (in cooler, dryer weather) – I am thinking of theming some of my cooking clubs next year around different cuisines and dishes and this would be a great recipe to make after reading Grace Lin’s Fortune Cookie Fortunes.
So, this is it. No more (Dorie’s) Cookies 🙁 But wow, what a lot of learning and fun it’s been the past 6 years! This is my third Dorie book I’ll have worked my way through (I’ve done Around my French Table and Baking Chez Moi) and the fourth book I’ve made every recipe from (David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen). It’s so rewarding working through books like this and you learn SO much. Thanks Dorie and the Tuesdays with Dorie gang – it’s been a ride!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Fortune Cookies on p 261 of Dorie’s Cookies.
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6 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Fortune Cookies from Dorie’s Cookies”
Wow. Another book completed, after six years. That is an amazing accomplishment which surely will bring good fortune. 🙂
Well done, Mardi – persistence pays.
These were the perfect final recipe to retire the book! I can’t claim finishing all of the recipes this go around like my other two completed cookbooks…but I loved baking alongside all of you for most of the book! 😍
what a fun six years…hard to pick a favorite, but there were so many cookies, i can’t even remember them all! thanks for showing up to bake every single week! xoxo
At first you sounded a little too enthusiastic to be finished:) This has been quite a journey but fun baking. I will be glad to be baking from only 2 books now. I have yet to tackle these fortune cookies but I will. And your friend is right they look okay.
Bold block letters is more “shouting” that we’re done! 😉