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Forgotten Cookies recipe. An airy meringue cookie with chocolate chips and nuts. Placed in a preheated oven and left overnight to set. Gluten-free | BoulderLocavore.com

Forgotten Cookies

These cookies are beautiful, glossy batter when put on the cookie sheets and emerge in the morning with a matte meringue finish. They expand a bit overnight. If you wanted the recipe to yield more, use a small dining spoon. The cookies will actually set within a few hours and will be crisp to the touch with a matte finish. It's still fun to pop them into the oven and find them finished in the morning (especially for little chefs)!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword forgotten cookies, megingue cookies with chocolate chips
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 2-cookie servings (2 dozen cookies)
Calories 190 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 2/3 cups Granulated Sugar
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Pecans , chopped
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat egg whites until foamy, approximately 3 minutes.
  3. Slowly add sugar while beating egg whites until stiff.
  4. Stir in salt, vanilla, pecans and chocolate chips. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet by the spoonful (I used a small dining spoon so the cookies were about 1 tablespoon of the batter each)
  5. Turn off the oven. Place cookies in the oven and leave until morning without opening the oven while they are hardening.
Nutrition Facts
Forgotten Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.