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IMG_3813Oops!  I forgot to post my recipe yesterday in tribute to National Pecan Day!  Honestly, with no pun intended, and out of shear coincidence, the recipe is for a Forgotten Cookie! 

It’s called a forgotten cookie because you place it into a pre-heated oven either at the start of the day or the end of the day and literally forget about it. 

NOTE: you do not leave the oven on all day or night you pre-heat then turn off once cookies are placed inside.

Simply a meringue cookie (egg whites and sugar) with your choice of chocolate, nuts, and/or coconut.  I opted for all three and while it’s not the most attractive looking cookie it is actually really yummy! 

IMG_3825Even though Pecan Day is gone the recipe is not forgotten….


First,I chopped the nuts:IMG_3801

Then, I separated the egg whites into a mixing bowl, added the salt and beat until they formed soft peaks:


 Then I added the sugar (1/3 sugar at a time) and added the vanilla. I continued beating to stiff peaks. 

IMG_3808Next, I folded in the remaining ingredients and dropped by the spoonful onto lined cookie sheets:  


I used foil but parchment will work the same

Once I placed trays in the oven I closed the door and shut off the heat.  The cookies remained in the oven – I did not open the door from about 10:00pm until about 8:00Am the next day.  Next morning I opened the oven door and voila….


I gently removed with a spatula and plated them..

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Forgotten Cookie

Egg white cookie with chocolate, nuts and coconut


  • Egg white from 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cups each of chopped nuts; coconut; and chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vanilla Extract


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees farenheit
  • Chop nuts
  • Beat egg whites and salt to soft peaks
  • gradually add the sugar and vanilla and beat to stiff peaks
  • fold in remaining ingredients
  • place spoonful of cookie dough onto lined baking sheets
  • they will spread a little so keep at least 1" apart
  • Place tray into pre-heated oven, close the door and turn off the oven.
  • Leave cookies in oven for at least 6 hours (or overnight)
  • remove cookies gently with a spatula and transfer to a serving tray


You can have fun with these by adding food coloring
Chop the ingredients small and add batter to a pastry bag and pipe out with a star tip for a prettier look
If omitting one ingredient (like coconut, for example) be sure to increase the amounts in the other fillings.
I left my cookies overnight
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!




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