don't forget to always have nuts and chocolate chips on hand
The title of this recipe was screaming my name. Baking cookies is not exactly my forte. I always forget something, the eggs, the oil, the actual cookies baking in the oven.
Last time I made cookies I thought for sure I had it made. I took out prefrozen cookie from the freezer and put them in the oven. 30 minutes later my daughter said "Hey Mom, the house smells like cinnamon." Well that is weird I thought to myself. Until I realized that it smelled like burnt cinnamon. I had completely forgotten the cookies and due to the fact that my husband's band was belting out 80s music in the basement that was literally shaking the house, I had not heard the buzzer.
Sooo, the whole concept of the Forgotten Cookie recipe completely appealed to me. I could do this. I could make cookies put them in the oven, turn off the oven immediately and completely forget about them for hours.
In the end these 5 ingredient meringue like cookies were delicious and easy to make. And I totally would have forgotten about them if my kids had not been nagging me. "When are they done, When are they done?"
Forgotten Cookie Recipe
2 egg whites
2/3 Cup sugar
pinch of salt
3/4 Cup chopped pecans or macadamia nuts (I used macadamia)
3/4 Cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Adding sugar gradually, beat until very stiff.
Add salt, nuts and choco chips.
Drop by teaspoons onto greased foil covered baking sheet.
Put cookies in the oven and turn oven off immediately.
Leave overnight or until oven is completely cooled.