I made fortune cookies for tonight’s book group discussion of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. I thought it would be funny if I used quotes from the book so that the fortune cookies were berating us with tiger mothering.
The recipe, “Fortune Cookies So Easy“, was actually difficult, time consuming and (no exaggeration) excruciatingly painful because you have to form all the cookies by hand while they are piping hot out of the oven.
I wanted to give up and just take the boxed kind, but every time I considered quitting, a cookie was literally looking at me and demanding, “Do you want to be mediocre? Is that what you want?”
Amy Chua bullied me into making homemade fortune cookies, and somehow, I managed it. I absolutely will not be making them again–until the next time.