- Decorative or Scrapbook paper (not too thick, similar to a text weight, not card stock)
- White text weight paper
- Double faced tape
- A pencil
- A round plastic lid to use as a template (approximately four to five inches in diameter) or a extra large circle craft punch
- A pair of scissors
- Computer and printer
- Using a plastic lid as a template to trace circles on your decorative paper. A 12” square piece of paper yields approximately 9 circles. Cut out your circles using your scissors. If you have an extra large circle craft punch, that works well too.
- Fold a circle in half with the pattern side in. Make a crease (at arrow A) along the folded edge.
- Open your circle, and turn it pattern side out.
- Turn your circle so the crease you made in step 2 is vertical. Fold the circle in in half horizontally, pattern side out, rounded side down and do NOT crease.
- Hold the half circle on the bottom, (where arrow B points in figure 3) between your thumb and index finger. Use the index finger from your other hand to push in the middle of the folded side of the circle at the crease (where arrow C points in figure 3). As you push in, the top corners will start to turn up.
- Continue to hold the half circle and use your other hand to pull the corners in until they nearly meet and form the cookie shape. If your cookie doesn’t want to stay folded, use a tiny piece of double stick tape to keep the halves together.
- Compose your fortunes on your computer and print them out on a standard sheet of printer paper using a nine point font. The fortunes can be a simple note for the guests such as ”We’re so fortunate to know you. Thanks for being here today”. Keep the fortunes just one or two sentences long. Cut the fortunes into small slips of paper approximately 1/2 inch high by two to three inches long.
- Tuck the fortune into one of the open ends of the cookie.
- Display in a bowl or on a tray for your guests…or serve it alongside the cake!
Happy crafting brides in training!