The anticipation as the cookie cracks is palpable…

There's a few seconds of contemplation as you ponder your future…

Then you get to munch on yummy baked goods!

What's not to love about fortune cookies?

Fortune cookies make such a novel wedding favour. Cheap to make (or buy) and personalise with tiny print outs or handwritten ‘fortunes'. Your guests can't help but smile as they open their favours.

DIY Fortune Cookie heart

via Alpha Mom

The only question is would you BUY or DIY?


Fortune cookies are made from simple ingredients you probably have in your cupboards already. There are plenty of tutorials and recipes online, including a website dedicated to how to make fortune cookies ~ they even include a free PDF with a whole bunch of suitably vague but positive fortunes/sayings to print out such as:

Happiness is a path not a destination.

Here's a simple step by step tutorial by Cindy Hopper.

To make her version of fortune cookies the only ingredients you need are eggs, flour, sugar and flavourings (vanilla extract and almond extract). That's it!

fortune cookie DIY tutorial

fortune cookie DIY tutorial

fortune cookie DIY tutorial

Full tutorial over on Alpha Mom

If you and your groom chocoholics, here's a recipe for chocolate fortune cookies by Martha Stewart.

Fancy making your fortune cookies a little more festive? Simply add lots of brightly coloured food colouring to the batter!


Why not BUY with a bit of DIY?

Buy cute pre-coloured fortune cookies from Wholesale Fortune Cookies and insert your own fortunes or a ‘thank you for coming' note.

All you need is a pair of tweezers and a steady hand!

colourful fortune cookie favours DIY

DIY fortune cookie wedding favours

Victoria Hudgins via Project Wedding ~ see the full tutorial here

While we're on the subject of DIY fortune cookies, if you're not a whizz in the kitchen, why not make origami fortune cookies instead. Like these chic favours featured over on Once Wed:


See the full DIY tutorial by Laurie Cinotto here.


Too busy to faff around with tweezers and think of witty fortunes, jokes or notes? Then you could always buy fortune cookies in bulk.

Check out Wedding Fortune CookiesWholesale Fortune Cookies,  Chic Boutique Favours for different colours,  flavours and ways to personalise your cookies, including foil wrapping and Chinese take out boxes.


via Wholesale Fortune Cookies

I'd love to hear your thoughts, are you a fan of fortune cookie wedding favours?

If so, would you BUY or DIY?