Mint M&M Forgotten Cookies {no bake gluten-free} -

Mint M&M Forgotten Cookies

A magical vintage cookie recipe updated to be holiday minty with green or green and red M&M's. Basically a meringue cookie, Forgotten Cookies are a cinch to create and harden to a melt-in-your-mouth consistency made substantial by the nuts and chocolate. A fun, easy, grain-free option for your holiday 'baking'!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mint forgotten cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 24 aproximately 2 dozen cookies
Calories 95 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cups sugar*
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts , chopped
  • 1 cup Mint M&Ms (or a mix of mint and plain chocolate), in holiday colors if for Christmas


  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 3/4 cup of the M&M's. Drop onto a baking pan lined in ungreased tin foil, a baking mat or parchment paper by the spoonful (I used a larger dining spoon or cookie scoop). Hand place the remaining M&M's on the tops of the cookies.
  5. Turn off the oven. Place cookies in the oven and leave until morning.

Recipe Notes

*To make the cookies snowy-white use pure white granulated sugar. I used orangic granulated sugar which is slightly tan in color making the cookies off-white.

Nutrition Facts
Mint M&M Forgotten Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.