This afternoon I whipped up a batch of Forgotten Cookies. When baked properly, they are light as a feather and very delicious. Too, they are extremely sweet; to cut the sweetness I will chop and sprinkle them atop low-fat ice cream.
I used butterscotch chips as the main ingredient, and before placing in the oven I sprinkled on chopped nuts and a hint of kosher salt. But what’s fun about this über simple recipe is that there is room to mix it up; swap out the butterscotch for various chocolates and nuts. Since these are so sweet I would recommend beginning with dark or semi-sweet chocolate.
This is another recipe that rings in at under $3, excluding the cost of heating the oven. These sweet devils travel easily, and will come in handy around the Holidays as a sweet treat to wrap up for the neighbors.
Forgotten Cookies (makes approx. 36)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 6 egg whites
- 1 cup butterscotch chips or semi-chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. With an electric mixer on medium speed, whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add sugar, beating until peaks are stiff and glossy but not dry (do not overbeat).
3. Gently fold chocolates into whites mix.
4. Stir and drop by teaspoon (I did tablespoon) onto well-greased cookie sheet. Put cookies into the oven and turn off. Leave in the oven until the cookies are cold. Enjoy!