I've decided to start a series of posts called "puffy heart". I could call it something else, yes, but since that has become my coined term for things I share here on the blog that I absolutely adore, it fits. So be looking for regular posts that are filled with joy, silliness, yumminess and home.
The Forgotten Cookie
We had certain food items that were made each year. Like my Mother's graham cracker fruitcake....yes, I will be sharing that as well here!! Molly and my favorite by far though was the Forgotten Cookie. Maybe it was the mystery of what happens in an oven overnight....I don't know. But these cookies seem a bit magical. I also personally think that when you bite into one of these and it literally melts on your tongue...if you think about it really hard its like sparkly snow on your tongue!
*Preheat oven to 350'
2 egg whites
pinch of salt
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup chopped pecans (I NEVER do this, but in case you want to)
one bag of chocolate chips (this time we used Andes Mint brand Peppermint chips and OMG....we will use nothing but. It's in the red bag, not green. All chopped and ready to go. Also fabulous are mint chocolate chips)
Beat egg whites and salt until a soft peak forms. Gradually add sugar and beat until sugar is dissolved. Fold in nuts and chips. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Drop cookies on sheet not too close together. Turn the oven OFF and leave over night. No peeking!! In the morning, enjoy!!
This recipe is one you can easily double without messing up the texture.