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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!
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.
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..
- 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
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