Set the oven. Fill the oven. Stop the oven. Forget the oven. Open the oven....the next morning! Whaattttt?!
I made these a couple of weeks ago for my second annual Cookie exchange. Quite honestly, I had never heard of them or had them. What intrigued me was how easy the recipe was and the minimal ingredients required to make this 'perfect for the holidays' kind of treat.
Some of you may know them as 'Forget-Me-Nots' or 'Forgotten Kisses.' What I loved about that day of the Cookie exchange, was when my girlfriend stopped by to drop off a few things for the party and she saw them resting on the counter. Her eyes sparkled with nostalgia, a treat she knew all too well from her childhood.
I hope to make this a part of Baker's childhood, as I will be making this every year around the holidays from here on out.
Adapted from Blue Flame Favorites
Makes 2 dozen
2 egg whites
2/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking pans with foil.
<making the meringue>
Add the egg whites to your Kitchen Aid or stand mixer and use the beater attachment.
Beat the egg whites on medium-high speed for 4 to 5 minutes or until soft peaks form.
Add the sugar slowly, continue beating until stiff peaks form.
<preparing the batter>
Add the salt, vanilla extract, chocolate chips and walnuts to the bowl; gently fold into the meringue.
Spoon onto the prepared baking pans using two spoons.
<baking the cookies>
Place the cookies into the preheated oven.
Shut the oven door and turn off the oven.
Let the cookies sit in the oven overnight or at least 5 to 6 hours.
Peel the cookies from the foil.
Store in an airtight container up to 4 days.
Be very very gentle when removing the cookies from the foil.
Replace walnuts with whatever nuts you like.