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- Jan 8, 2018
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It's been a long time since I made fortune cookies. I remember typing the fortunes on a manual typewriter. I don't remember the recipe but I see that some of the homemade and commercial recipes do not use an oil or butter. .In my very brief reading on Google, fortune cookies may use an edible paper with edible ink. This would require a dedicated printer, one that has never had traditional ink run through it. There are also pens with edible ink you can use to write and draw.
Very interesting web site for those looking to print edibles or have them made for you:
Pretty much everything else I read made no mention of edible paper and ink. I guessing they used plain paper and a pen or a printer with regular ink.
Here is a place to buy either pre-printed fortune paper slips or customize them. Not exactly what you're asking about but may be useful.
Could your cookie recipe be tweaked to have less oil/butter so less likely to stain the paper?
FYI: You can still get clogs using edible ink, just like with traditional inks.
Maybe the type of fat used would affect the amount of paper staining, with fats that are solid at room temperature such as shortening being less staining than fats like vegetable oil that are liquid at room temperature? On the other had, since the cookies are folded when hot, the melting point of the fat might not matter.
I wonder if dusting the dough with a little extra flour or cornstarch, or dusting the paper, would absorb enough of the oil/fat to protect the paper?