Forgotten Meringue Cookies

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These Forgotten Meringue Cookies are an easy cookie recipe. It's my grandma's recipe and they are as light as clouds and as sweet as can be!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes
Forgotten Meringue Cookies - this is one of my grandmother's signature easy cookie recipes. They're called Forgotten Cookies because you put them in the oven and forget about them

If you’re looking for an easy cookie recipe then these Forgotten Cookies are for you!  These easy meringue cookies are as light as clouds and as sweet as can be!

 Forgotten Meringue Cookies - this is one of my grandmother's signature easy cookie recipes. They're called Forgotten Cookies because you put them in the oven and forget about them

This is my grandmother’s recipe. Back when she was able, she would make these cookies every Christmas.  Because they are so light and airy,  they would get gobbled up in no time. Sometimes, she would jazz them up by adding a little food coloring to the meringue mixture.  Usually red and green for Christmas or pink and/or blue for baby showers.

Now that she’s older (94 this year!) she no longer bakes.  But my mom, sister and I carry on the tradition by making her infamous Forgotten Cookies. It’s one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes.

 Forgotten Meringue Cookies - this is one of my grandmother's signature easy cookie recipes. They're called Forgotten Cookies because you put them in the oven and forget about them

Oh, I almost forgot!  I never told you where their odd name came from.  Mammy dubbed these cookies her Forgotten Cookies because you put them in the oven and then forget about them.  In fact, I didn’t even realize these were meringue cookies until I was older. I always knew them as Forgotten Cookies.

I hope you enjoy these gems as much as we do!

Need help with baking? Wondering why your cookies didn’t turn out the right way? Check out my Cookie Baking 101 post.

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Forgotten Meringue Cookies - this is one of my grandmother's signature easy cookie recipes. They're called Forgotten Cookies because you put them in the oven and forget about them

Forgotten Meringue Cookies

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These Forgotten Meringue Cookies are an easy cookie recipe. It's my grandma's recipe and they are as light as clouds and as sweet as can be!
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Servings: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites beaten until stiff peaks form
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 oz mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease cookie sheets.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Add sugar, one teaspoonful at a time.
  • Add salt and vanilla.
  • Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.
  • Turn oven off and place cookies in oven and forget about them for 4-5 hours or overnight.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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3 thoughts on “Forgotten Meringue Cookies”

  1. I make these cookies every year at Passover. They are always a big hit,

    Is there a link to Pinterest to save the recipe?

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    • I’m glad you like them. There are several places you can click on my recipe to pin it. One is in the recipe card, right under the image. One is on top of the blog post and another pin button should move with you on the bottom of the screen.

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