No-Flour "forgotten" Meringue Cookies

Total Time
12hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 hrs

This is my step-grandmother's recipe, and it's been a favorite of mine for years! With no flour, oil, or egg yolks, these are also a lower-cal cookie. Important note: DO NOT double this recipe. The oven won't hold the heat right, and the cookies won't set. Make one batch at a time.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil.
  3. Beat egg whites until foamy.
  4. Add cream of tartar and beat until stiff.
  5. Slowly add sugar.
  6. Add salt & vanilla and beat until stiff and dry.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  8. Drop batter onto the foil using a teaspoon.
  9. Put cookies into 350-degree oven and TURN OFF THE OVEN.
  10. Leave the cookies overnight (12 hours).
  11. DO NOT open the door of the oven during this time.
  12. DO NOT DOUBLE this recipe! The oven will not hold enough heat and the cookies will not set!