Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
When you've finished your cookie baking for the day, or dinner for the night, make sure the oven is at 350* to 400* while you whip these up. Put them in the oven, turn it off and go to bed. NO PEEKING! 8 - 9 hours later, you will have very delicate but irresistible cookies.
- 3 large egg whites
- 1⁄3 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2⁄3 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄3 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 1⁄2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄2 walnuts, medium to finely chopped
- Place your glass or metal bowl and metal blender legs into the freezer for 30 to 45 minutes.
- Do not turn your oven off after your dinner or your "last" batch of cookies. Make sure oven is set at 350* to 400*.
- Place parchment paper on cookie sheets.
- Gently separate egg whites from yolks. Discard yolks.
- Remove bowl and blender legs from freezer.
- Place egg whites in cold bowl and blend on high with cold blender legs until stiff.
- While blending the egg whites stiff, add vanilla and salt.
- Gradually add sugar until the egg whites form stiff peaks. Do not over blend!
- If egg white mixture seems it be failing to form stiff peaks, in about 5 minutes, blend in cream of tartar.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
- Place by teaspoon full on the parchment covered cookie sheets.
- Put the cookie sheets into the oven an turn the oven off.
- Leave the cookies in the oven overnight (8 to 9 hours). NO PEEKING!
- Variation: Fold in 1/3 cup cocoa powder and substitute 1/2 of the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips and substitute peanuts for walnuts. This variation was created for my niece Lily, who has a tree nut allergy, but loves peanut butter.