And on the 9th day of Christmas cookies, I made a cookie that I have been making since high school. One I can make in my sleep, literally in my sleep. Forgotten cookies were my “go to” cookie in high school, any friend’s birthday, a big game, or even the dreaded Senior Speech. I went to a high school that required all graduating senior students to deliver an eight minute speech, to the entire upper school. It was eight minutes that most of us dreaded for years leading up to it; somehow we thought getting cookies on your “Speech Day” would make it a little easier !
Chocolate Meringue Cookies, AKA Forgotten Cookies are delicious and so easy. Just mix them up, drop them on to the cookie sheet and pop them in the oven. Go to bed and pack them up in the morning!
- 2 egg whites
- 2/3 c. sugar
- Dash of salt
- Pinch of cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. chocolate miniature chips
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff and glossy. Add all other ingredients to egg white mixture gradually. Drop by teaspoon on non- stick pan. Put in oven preheated to 375 degrees. Turn off heat and leave overnight.
Yield is about 4 dozen
It’s been almost 20 years since I made my senior speech, wow….and over 20 years of making Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies. And now I feel just a little bit older than I did when I started writing this post!