In the Majestic period of Ming Dynasty, paper slips carrying messages of good fortune and well wishes were inserted into cookies during the festive occassions. These well wishes were then passed throughout the Chinese community. It was cherished and enjoyed by friends & families, while celebrating a festive occassions.
Such tradition is evolved today as "Fortune Cookies". Today Fortune Cookies are widely used in countries lik e America, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan & Malaysia.