Recipe by Pat K.
"These cookies are left overnight in the oven."
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semisweet chocolate chips
I love these! If they come out and are still a little sticky, you can put them in the pre-heated oven again until they are as crisp as you'd like.
Tasty but needed more time in the morning to brown on top and still be chewy in the middle.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BEATER--DO NOT GO PAST THIS RECIPE! I made these cookies ENTIRELY by hand with a whisk. It's a bit of work but they're worth it! The trick is to ensure the whites are room temperature, the bowl is clean (and preferably metal, copper is best), and a drop of vinegar or cream of tartar will help the whites' reaction immensely. Good luck!
I made these with finely crushed candy cane as per Homermc's direction. Probably only added about a quarter cup.
Great! Just like grandma used to make them!!! I added the 1/4 tsp of cream of tartar, a little more than 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, and 1 cup chopped peppermints. Yummy! Thanks!
I have used this recipe for years.
Only use when it is not humid.
Make sure bowl and beaters are grease free or egg whites do not beat up stiff.
Make sure egg whites are at room temperature.
I add 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar which helps make them crisp.
I let them cook about 5 minutes before turning off oven
I screwed this one up good. Mine came out really, really soupy, as I wasn't sure what I was looking for when mixing till "stiff". I will try this one again but beat with a mixer until it thickens like it is supposed to (as I read on another Web site, the egg mixture should not slip and slide when tilting the bowl. Also, I will wait 20 mins to use eggs after taking eggs out of the fridge). What I had did taste good though, which is why I will try it again.
My mother and her mother made these cookies at Christmas and these additions make them 5 STARS!!! Add 1 cup rice krispies cereal, 1 cup shredded coconut, and 1 cup chocolate chips to meringue mixture and then follow baking instructions. Superb!
Almost effortless cookie-making. Try adding crushed candy canes for a festive holiday cookie.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Forgotten Cookies I
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 25
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