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How did the fortune cookie get its name?

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The fortune cookie got its name from the little slips of paper inside that had a fortune - that is, what may happen in the future, printed on them.

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Author Jennifer Lee says it’s “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a cookie.” There are several people who claim to have invented the fortune cookie, and a possible precursor, Chinese "Mooncakes" containing good luck messages date back to the 14th century.

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