Sunday, December 24, 2017

Forgotten Cookies

Yumm! A family favorite ever since our Jim Thorpe sister Marj made them during her high school years. They are a tradition in our household, always making an appearance during Christmas. They have become the favorite cookie of niece Jessica and nephew Jacob. These two pop in the house after a long distance car ride and one of the first questions they ask, 'did you make them?'. Ever since that year I forgot to make the Forgotten Cookies and disappointment that crossed their faces was unforgettable, we have made them without fail! The love of Forgotten Cookies has jumped to niece Angelica also, so last night we made forgotten cookies and all is good in the world. Santa will have a plate of Forgotten Cookies and a glass of milk waiting for his this Christmas Eve.
Forgotten Cookies
4 egg whites
pinch salt
1-1/2 c. sugar (or less)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat egg whites and salt together until foamy and frothy. Gradually add sugar, beating until very white and stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Gently fold chocolate chips into mixture. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. They do not spread, so cookies may be placed close together. Place into preheated oven. Turn oven off. Forget cookies until the oven is cold. 

We always make these last, after all the other cookies are baked, put them in the oven, turn it off, and toddle off to bed.


Time Traveling in Costume said...

These sound marvelous, and I need to give them a try too!
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Sorry, I forgot to ask, how many cookies does this make?
And have you ever tried freezing them?

Marilyn Miller said...

It seems in my long ago past to have had this cookie. It was good. Thanks for the recipe.