A fortune cookie is a crisp cookie usually made from flour, sugar, vanilla, and sesame seed oil with a piece of paper, a "fortune", on which is an aphorism, or a vague prophecy. The message inside may also include a Chinese phrase with translation and/or a list of lucky numbers used by some as lottery numbers, some of which have become actual winning numbers. Fortune cookies are often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants in the United States and some other countries, but are absent in China. The exact origin of fortune cookies is unclear, though various immigrant groups in California claim to have popularized them in the early 20th century.
Dictionary source: WordNet 2.0
English to English translation of Fortune cookie n. [WAITS, via Unix; common] A random quote, item of trivia, joke, or maxim printed to the user's tty at login time or (less commonly) at logout time. Items from this lexicon have often been used as fortune cookies. See cookie file.
Dictionary source: English Spanish Dictionary
English to Spanish translation of Fortune cookie (n.) = galleta de la fortuna, galleta de la suerte. Ex:The article 'The fortune cookie: socio-political impact of information technology' predicts that information technologies will radically alter the nature of our society and affect the prevailing economic, political, and social values.