Cookies are new to the Animal Crossing series and add a little bit of extra fun. There are two types of cookies available in the game - Fortune Cookies and Redd's Cookies.
The number of Fortune Cookies available in a day is dependent on the size of the shop Timmy and Tommy are operating. The number is also dependent on whether Timmy and Tommy are selling other seasonal items.
When you first start a new town, only one Fortune Cookie will be available daily from Timmy and Tommy. After their store undergoes an upgrade, two Fortune Cookies are available daily. The exception to this is when a special event is occurring during the month. When this is the case, there may be only one Fortune Cookie available daily, or none at all.
The events that vary the stock of Fortune Cookies are:
Fireworks Show: August 1st - 31st
Halloween: October 1st - 31st
Holiday Season: December 1st - 31st
Unlike other items for sale in Timmy & Tommy's store, players can not purchase Fortune Cookies with the normal currency of Bells. Instead, players can purchase each Fortune Cookie for 2 Play Coins.
Play Coins aren't rewarded in-game. Instead, Play Coins are earned by walking whilst carrying your 3DS console. Every 100 steps you take will earn you 1 Play Coin. However, you can earn only up to 10 Play Coins a day, and hold a maximum total of 300 Play Coins.
There is no need to access a particular section in your game to spend Play Coins. When you enquire about Fortune Cookies in Timmy & Tommy's store, the game automatically replaces your Bells total on the top right of the screen with a view of your current Play Coins total.
Once a Fortune Cookie has been purchased, it can be accessed in the pocket section of your character. Simply tap the Fortune Cookie to first get an option to eat it and thus reveal a lucky ticket. The next step is to initiate another conversation with Timmy or Tommy so that the ticket can be handed over in exchange for a prize or an unlucky item. All prizes and the fortune written on the tickets are listed below.
"A red hat may improve your head, as well as your fashion sense."
"You will be visited by a mustachioed man."
"The land is in great peril, and soon you will be the Hero of [Town]."
"Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn't look any better."
"Sometimes treasure is not hidden. It is only invisible."
"He who stubs his toe is he who remembers his feet are there."
"She who shades herself from an angry sun does so with dignity."
"A green hat may be just the thing to inspire you toward adventure."
"If you leave my mask out there, something terrible will happen!"
"She who forgoes a hat and grabs a helmet knows not the sting of lava."
"Look to the sky when the sun sets. All will be revealed in this twilight."
"In both life and love, there is always another castle."
"He who plays with fire would be wise to be flame retardant."
"Breathing underwater is rather easy, assuming you have gills."
"Some people shy away from bombs, but you are not some people."
"A bulb in your future is looking dim. Bring a flashlight."
"He who breaks bricks with his head must remember to grow up."
"You cannot put a value on your life, unless you have 100 gold coins."
"He who flaps in front of an enemy may soon be flapping at his boots."
"Sometimes a flower is just a flower, unless it starts fires."
"He who wishes to grow must remember to eat his roughage."
"He who kicks away his problems may find them returning back to him."
"Power is often fleeting."
"You only live once, unless you have another guy."
"The future is a mystery that may hold great treasures for you."
"There are no shortcuts in life, except for when there are."
"Those who jump over fire do so knowing it is not impressed."
"Cannons are much like toasters, though bread is bad for cannons."
"Never count your Yoshis before they hatch. Plans often change."
"Sundaes are delicious every day of the week, unless you hate ice cream."
"Sometimes that which protects you must also fight for you as well."
Triple Red Shells
"You should consider a career as a professional kart racer."
"Value the friends you have, for one day you may need them."
"When all else fails, never forget to show them your moves."
"It's dangerous to go alone. Take this."
"Your friends need you. They always need you. They will never stop."
"He who believes he has a pure heart is probably just a beast in denial."
"It always rains on your birthday, yet no one ever gives you an umbrella."
"Sometimes a seemingly bad instance can become a great opportunity."
"I see much red in your future, much red indeed."
"Exercising is not a hobby. It is a lifestyle."
Wii Balance Board
"She who wears lava-proof pants is prepared for any situation.
"She who wears laceless shoes is probably busy with space monsters."
"Garlic is not a substitute for personal hygiene."
Bad Bro's Stache
"An itchy nose is worth the sacrifice for a glorious upper lip."
Big Bro's Mustache
"She who wears armor today is she who may wear armor tomorrow."
"Wise men say the brain is a terrible thing to waste."
"Those who slip are often just given a chance to appreciate the ground."
"A door that does not open is not closed to you; it only needs a key."
"Sometimes a sword is just a sword. And sometimes it's a pretty girl."
"Great artists aren't always appreciated in their own time."
Wii U Console
"If you stray from the path, you will find yourself lost."
Wii U Console (refurbished black)
"Pay no heed to those whose bark is worse than their bite."
"Promise what it may, a leopard never changes its spots."
"He who looks from below sees a great deal."
"For a model of unconditional love, look to a dog."
"Work long and hard, and good things will come to you. Eventually."
New Nintendo 3DS
Redd's Cookie Guide
During the Fireworks Show, which takes place on Sundays from 7pm until midnight throughout the entire month of August, Redd will set up a stall and give out cookies to players for 500 Bells each. These cookies act similarly to Fortune Cookies. When they are eaten, they will produce a ticket which you can give to Redd in exchange for a prize. The prize will either consist of a special item or a dud prize.