Forgotten Cookies

"Here's the recipe you need when the kids tell you at 9 pm that it's their turn to bring cookies tomorrow!"
photo by Chicagoland Chef du Jour photo by Chicagoland Chef du Jour
photo by Chicagoland Chef du Jour
Ready In:
8hrs 8mins
2 dozen


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (mini ones are best)


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff.
  • Add salt and sugar and beat a little more.
  • Fold in nuts and chips.
  • Drop batter by teaspoons on baking sheets.
  • Place in oven and turn oven off. Let set overnight (no peeking!).

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you quadruple forgotten cookies recipe--that is, increase by 4x the amounts to make 90+ cookies


  1. oh YUM! The kiddos and I love meringue cookies, so choosing this recipe was a no brainer. It comes together easily and is done and in the oven, in no time. The only modifications I made was to add 1/2 t of vanilla and 1 1/2 t of espresso powder cuz I love the coffee & chocolate combo of flavors. So fun and so yummy! Thanks MizzNezz. Made for MizzNezz Cook-A-Thon, September, 2012.
  2. had an excess of egg whites and tried these. They were very good. Didn't change the recipe one bit. And I used walnuts. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
  3. I made these for a girlfriend who mentioned her mother used to make meringue cookies. She loved these and said they tasted just like old times. These are also fairly low in fat.
  4. Can you quadruple this recipe--that is 4x's the amounts. My son needs to make 90 for a cookie exchange
  5. I tasted this recipe at church and thought they were "perfect." I've made these three times this week, using peppermint extract, green food coloring, and mini chocolate chips. I can't get enough of these cookies! Roxygirl


  1. A very nice addition to any holiday cookie tray. I used crushed candy canes in place of the nuts, and they were a hit.


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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