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

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 24 aproximately 2 dozen cookies
Calories 95kcal
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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat egg whites until foamy, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Slowly add sugar while beating egg whites until stiff.
  • 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.
  • Turn off the oven. Place cookies in the oven and leave until morning.


*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.


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.2mg