Saturday, December 7, 2013

Forgotten Cookies (Meringue cookies)

I made a German Chocolate cake for my hubby in November and I had left over egg whites.  I remembered this fun recipe that a sweet family friend always made when I was growing up in East Texas.  I have known Libby my whole life.  She and my mom were sorority sister at North Texas.  Libby is a great cook.

Another great memory with Libby and her family... heading over to their house Christmas morning as we were headed out of town to my grandmothers.  We would enjoy a little fun time with them - us dressed for the day, them in their PJs still.  Libby always had Sausage Pinwheels for us to enjoy.  She made her dough from scratch where I have improvised and I use canned biscuits.  Regardless, this is a favorite Christmas morning recipe and anytime of the year recipe.  My girls LOVE them!!

Enjoy these Forgotten cookies - you will love them if you like Meringue cookies.  You could even put a little green or red food coloring and color them for the holidays.

Forgotten Cookies ( I doubled this because I had four egg whtes)

2 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips

Beat egg whites, adding sugar gradually, until stiff peak.  Fold in vanilla, chips and nuts.  Cover cookie sheet with foil, shiny side up.  Heat oven to 400.  Put dollops of cookies on cookie sheet.  (They don't really spread out so I put as many on there as would fit).  Put cookies in oven and immediately turn off the oven.  Leave the cookies in overnight.  Enjoy!

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