How Do Fortunes Get Inside of Fortune Cookies?

I have no idea, but look what I made this week! ;)

This is me, holding a tray of delicious cookies. Just a Betty Crocker mix, but obviously with homemade icing (recipe at the bottom). And I didn't have any cookie cutters! =(

Sarah got me a triple stacked cooling rack for my birthday. It's amazing. Everything I've ever wanted in a cookie rack and more (yes, I called it a cookie rack. Cookie/cooling, whatever. It all works, right?). Also note my awesome yard-sale knife set on the right. That's come in handy, fo sho.

And this is Joy, holding the wonderful baked goods that she sprinkle-fied.

And here we have a close up. I have a bunch of colored sprinkles and we just had fun making colorful cookies.

For our final picture is the close up on tray #2, with some cake balls peeking out on the left and Joy's awesome nail polish on the right. Oh, and you wanted my icing recipe, didn't you?

Well here it is!


  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and shortening until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired.

Recipe is from, thanks to Kathy Brandt. The only problem I had with the icing (and this might be due to user error) is that it didn't harden up enough for me to stack them. I also halved the recipe since I didn't have that many cookies.