Forgotten cookies


The art of baking is a unique blend of science and creativity, and Forgotten Cookies are a prime example of this. These light, meringue-based treats are so named because after preparation, they are “forgotten” in the oven to dry out, rather than being traditionally baked. This recipe will guide you step-by-step to create these sweet wonders, perfect for a healthy snack or guilt-free dessert.

Ingredients for Forgotten Cookies

  • 2 large egg whites (56 grams)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar (0.625 milliliters)
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar (150 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (4.93 milliliters)
  • 1 cup of mini chocolate chips (170 grams)

Preparation Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: Overnight (approximately 8 hours)
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes


This recipe serves up to 30 cookies depending on the size.

Nutritional Facts

Each serving contains approximately 45 calories, 2 grams of fat, 7 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.5 grams of protein.

How to Make Forgotten Cookies

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until they become frothy.
  3. Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites and continue to beat until soft peaks form.
  4. Gradually add the sugar, a little at a time, and continue beating until the mixture is glossy and stiff peaks form.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract and fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Place the cookie sheet in the oven, then turn the oven off.
  8. Leave the cookies in the oven overnight or until they are dry and crisp.

Tips for Making Forgotten Cookies

  1. Always ensure your mixing bowl and beaters are clean and free from any grease.
  2. Use fresh eggs for the best results.
  3. Do not open the oven while the Forgotten Cookies are drying.

Serving Suggestions

The Forgotten Cookies are perfect on their own as a sweet treat, but they can also be served with a cup of tea or coffee. For a twist, serve them alongside a bowl of fresh fruit for a healthier dessert option.

Final Thoughts

The beauty of Forgotten Cookies lies in their simplicity. They require only a few ingredients and the end result is a light, crisp cookie that’s just the right amount of sweet. So why not give it a try? Remember, the key is in the “forgetting” – just pop them in the oven, turn it off, and let them do their thing. Happy baking!

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