Two Teens And Their Mama: Forgotten Cookies

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Forgotten Cookies


My mom used to make these for us in the summer when we lived in North Carolina.  It was hot, our house had no air conditioning, and she didn't want to have the oven on for hours.  To make these Forgotten Cookies, preheat the oven and then turn it off once you put them in.  The recipe is so simple, and they melt in your mouth.  The last time I made them was last Christmas, so mine were green.  But wouldn't they be fun with red and blue food coloring for 4th of July?



Forgotten Cookies

2 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. mint extract
1 package semi sweet chocolate chips
Food coloring

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Beat egg whites with mixer until stiff.  Slowly mix in sugar, then vanilla and mint extract.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by teaspoon onto foil covered baking sheets.   Turn the oven off when you put the cookies inside.  Keep in oven for at least 5 hours or overnight.  DON'T OPEN THE DOOR until time is up.


Have a Happy Weekend!




19 comments:

  1. These look wonderful Lana. Today is cool enough here it might actually feel good to turn on the oven and warm up the house (!) - but definitely pinning these and they seem like a great solution to baking on a hot summer day!

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    1. It was dark and cool here today too. I tried to get my son to make some chocolate chip cookies, but couldn't talk him into it!

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  2. These sound delicious! It's interesting that you turn the oven off and then leave them in for so long! Something I will definitely try because my favorite desert is cookies!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. When we were little, the hardest part was waiting for them to be done. But they are delicious!

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  3. What a great way to make the cookies! I've never heard of this before.

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    1. I have no idea where my mom got the recipe, but they are really good!

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  4. Delicious and colorful~ I'm in! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a lovely 4th of July!

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    1. Thank you! I hope your 4th is fun as well!

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  5. I already have all these ingredients in my pantry! I'll have to whip some up!

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  6. One of the things I love most about these meringue cookies is that you can make them so many ways with so many colors and flavors. Like you, they remind me of growing up.

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    1. True, you could add something besides mint extract - good idea!

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  7. What an interesting recipe, Lana. I saved it to my favorites because I would like to test it out sometime.

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  8. These look really good and reminded me of some cookies a friend's mom made when I was a child. This will be great for my niece and I to try thanks!

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    1. Thanks Rena. It would be fun to make them with your niece!

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  9. These look delicious and remind me of my favorite roast beef recipe. You preheat the oven to 500 degrees and then turn it off before putting the roast in. Leave it in for a few hours and voila - perfect rare roast beef!

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    1. I've never heard of that with roast beef - it sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for the visit!

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