Forgotten Cookies

What you will need:

  • 2 large egg whites (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup pecans (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

These light and airy cookies got their name `Forgotten Cookies` because you make them and put them in the oven overnight after turning it off and the cookies do their baking magic as it cools down. The next morning your children will come down for breakfast, and there will be chewy meringue cookies to enjoy.

How to Assemble:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with foil and grease with butter.

  • Step 1: Beat the egg whites until foamy with a hand mixer or a standing mixer on medium speed. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks.
  • Step 2: Add the vanilla and salt and blend well.
  • Step 3: Using a spatula, fold in the pecans and chocolate chips by hand. Step 4: Drop dough from teaspoon onto the cookie sheet. Place cookies in preheated oven and then turn off oven.

Leave the cookies overnight in the oven, with the door closed. That will keep the heat from escaping too quickly.


  • Substitute chocolate chips for toffee or butterscotch chips.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa to the egg whites and sugar to create a chocolate forgotten cookie.
  • Eliminate the pecans if there is a nut allergy

Storage Note: It's important to store leftover forgotten cookies in an airtight container. Meringue The moisture from the air will make the meringue cookies sticky. Keeping them in a tight container helps keep moist air out.

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