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
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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
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)
this one has nuts....
google "forgotten cookies" for more variations (09/14/2006)
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.
Don't know if this is what you mean, but here's a recipe for "Resurrection Cookies" an Easter favorite:
Read the whole recipe before beginning..
Try to do together Saturday night before Easter Sunday.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Ingredients: You need:
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!