Forgotten Cookies


  • 2 egg whites
  • pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


Mix sugar and pecans. Beat egg whites until stiff and add almond extract, then mix with brown sugar and pecans. Form into small balls. Press slightly flat and place a slivered almond on top of each. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees F on a greased baking sheet.


By Robin from Washington, IA


December 3, 20090 found this helpful

How much almond extract do you add? I didn't see it in the ingredients part. Thanks so much for all the yummy recipes you post!

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I need a recipe for "Forgotten Cookies" They are real light, almost hollow cookies. You mix a batch and put the in a hot oven after you turn it off and forget about them all night. The next morning, they are ready to eat.

Randa from San Marcos TX


"Forgotten Cookies" Recipe

Try these, Randa: FORGOTTEN COOKIES: Beat 2 egg whites 'till foamy and add to them gradually: 3/4 cup sugar, a 6-oz. pkg. of chocolate chips, and a 6-oz. pkg. of chocolate mint chips. Drop by teaspoon on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F 'till done (usually about 5 to 7 minutes) on center oven rack; DO NOT use bottom rack! TURN OFF OVEN and leave cookies in it all night. DO NOT open oven door! Makes about 3 dozen cookies. (09/14/2006)


By Lynn from Calif.

"Forgotten Cookies" Recipe

this one has nuts....

google "forgotten cookies" for more variations (09/14/2006)

By aardvark

"Forgotten Cookies" Recipe

This is a whole list of 64 recipes -- all for forgotten cookies! I may just have to try these. A good use for leftover egg whites when you do recipes that calls for yolks.,1-0,forgotten_cookies,FF.html (09/14/2006)

By aardvark

"Forgotten Cookies" Recipe

Don't know if this is what you mean, but here's a recipe for "Resurrection Cookies" an Easter favorite:

Resurrection Cookies!

Read the whole recipe before beginning..

Try to do together Saturday night before Easter Sunday.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees


Ingredients: You need:

  • 1 cup whole pecans Mixing bowl cookie sheet
  • 3 egg whites Wooden spoon tape
  • 1 cup sugar Bible wax paper
  • 1 tsp. vinegar Zipper baggy
  • 1 pinch of salt Place pecans in the baggy and let the children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read - John 19:1-3 to them.

    Let child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink. Read - John 19:28-30

    Add egg whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life for us life. Read - John 10:10-11

    Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand let them taste it then brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that represents the salty tears shed by Jesus followers, and the bitterness of our own sin...Read -Luke 23:27


    So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of this story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read -Psalm 34:8 and John 3:1

    Beat with mixer on high speed for 11-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read - Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3

    old in broken nuts. Drop by tsp. onto waxed paper-covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus body was laid. Read - Matt. 27:65-66

    Put cookies sheet in the oven. Close door and turn oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the door. Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed. Read - Matt. 27:65-66


    Go to bed!

    Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read - John 16:20 and 22

    On Resurrection Morning open the oven and give everyone a cookie! Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Resurrection Day Jesus followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read - Matt. 28:1-9

    He Has Risen! Hallelujah!

    By slw1299

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