Beware of Monkeys In Trenchcoats!
2012 is the Year of the Dragon. Apparently a lucky year--and soon we'll have our own little dragon baby to add to our snake and rat.
Even though there is debate whether these were first made by a Japanese American or a Chinese American in either L.A. or San Francisco--the key word in both of those descriptors is "American."
These cookies are distinctly American!
I'll have to post the recipe later--basically if you google "fortune cookie recipe" you're going to get what I used.
They were nowhere near as daunting as the recipe said they would be. They are time consuming though because I only ventured to bake two at a time.
The best part was coming up with the fortunes to stick in them--like the title of this post.