Would you like to add some mystique to your day?
Enjoy this Fortune Cookie just at your finger tips!
Tap the widget cookie on the screen, watch it open delivering you a wonderful fortune message and then observe it closing before your eyes getting ready for your next fortune reading. It's that easy....
A Little History.......
As far back as the 19th century, a cookie very similar in appearance to the modern Fortune cookie was made in Kyoto, Japan, and there is a Japanese temple tradition of random fortunes, called omikuji. The Japanese version of the cookie differs in several ways: they are a little bit larger; are made of darker dough; and their batter contains sesame and miso rather than vanilla and butter. They contain a fortune; however, the small slip of paper was wedged into the bend of the cookie rather than placed inside the hollow portion. This kind of cookie is called tsujiura senbei (辻占煎餅?) and are still sold in some regions of Japan, notably the neighborhood of Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine in Kyoto.
Most of the people who claim to have introduced the cookie to the United States are Japanese, so the theory is that these bakers were modifying a cookie design which they were aware of from their days in Japan.
Makoto Hagiwara of Golden Gate Park's Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco is reported to have been the first person in the USA to have served the modern version of the cookie when he did so at the tea garden in the 1890s or early 1900s. The fortune cookies were made by a San Francisco bakery, Benkyodo.
How to Add the Fortune Cookie Widget:
Long press on any empty space on your home screen (a long press will last a couple of seconds). You'll then notice the Menu option. Click on the "Android widgets" then click on the FortuneCookieWidget to place your widget on your Android home screen.
Note: This widget occupies a whole line due to the cookie animation. This free version has limited fortune messages.