The fortune cookie oracle is based on 22 fortune cookie wisdom quotes. A fortune cookie is a crisp and sugary cookie usually made from flour, sugar, vanilla, And sesame seed oil with a piece of paper inside, a "fortune", usually an aphorism, or a vague prophecy. Fortune cookies' origins lie in japan. In japan, these crackers are called tsujiura senbei (fortune crackers) Or omikuji senbei (written fortune crackers). The japanese senbei contain lines of poetry rather than fortunes and are much larger Than the fortune cookies served in u.s. Chinese restaurants.