Well, these aren’t the usual fortune cookies, but they cause chuckles at our house! We bake fortunes into some of our favorite cookies.
The recipe I used in the pictures is Chewy Low Fat Banana Nut Oatmeal Cookies—of course, any one that knows me can be assured I used ½ cup chocolate chips instead of the nuts. We bake a double or triple batch of these cookies weekly. (You may use any cookie dough recipe that doesn’t bake too flat.)
But, now to the fun part… Ask each family member to contribute a few “fortunes” type them up in a small font and print them out. Need ideas? Here is a printable versions of fortunes with fun sayings like “Tomorrow at 2:13pm, duck!” or “Because of your penetrating stare, you will be asked to speak to the Martians.”
Have them after dinner for a humorous time. It would be fun to read the fortunes and then play the game “Fortunately, Unfortunately.” The “Fortunately, Unfortunately” game is played by alternating back and forth between good and bad as each person adds to a story. For Example:
Person #1: Fortunately, when Stella woke up this morning it was Tuesday
Person #2: Unfortunately, when she got out of bed she stepped on a tack.
Person #3 Fortunately, Stella’s mother knew right where the bandages were.
Person#4 Unfortunately, a huge monster came inside the house.
Person#5 Fortunately, the monster only ate Stella’s brother……….and so on.
Variation of the Fortune Cookie idea:
If you are in a more serious mood and want to teach some gospel principles, try putting these fortunes in your cookies. They contain words of wisdom like “Your future is as bright as your faith.—Pres. T.S. Monson” and “Spiritual questions deserve spiritual answers from God. –N.L. Andersen”
Your family could sit around the table, eat cookies, and discuss the more spiritual side of life. Enjoy!
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