Forgotten cookies

I’m always a fan of cooking things that I can set and forget (maybe that is why my Thermomix works so well for me) This is the ultimate set and forget recipe, because you make it and leave it overnight! I found this recipe in “Delicious” magazine, tried it and tried it again with other ingredients. The original recipe calls for walnuts and dark chocolate. I like the combination of pistachios white chocolate and cranberries, but my favourite are macadamia’s and milk chocolate. What ever combination takes your fancy, make sure that you don’t do more than 2 egg whites, as I find that more than that, makes too much and they won’t dry out in the oven.

Forgotten Cookies

Your combination of dry ingredients must also only add up to 270g as this is the correct ration of egg white to deliciousness! You will also be tempted to make them bigger, DON’T just keep them small little mouthfuls of delight! The aluminium foil is also important as it help with the drying out process. This recipe makes about 40 teaspoonfuls.

These fantastic “cookies” are gluten free and dairy free if you just use nuts, so they are also a great little something to take anywhere as most people (not egg intolerant) can eat them!

Forgotten Cookies

Ingredients

2 Egg Whites

120g of Castor Sugar (I use raw organic castor sugar)

120g of Macadamia nuts (raw) or Walnuts

150g of Milk Chocolate Bits or Dark Chocolate Bits

Or (100g Pistachio’s, 100g White Chocolate Bits, 70g Cranberries)

Or just choose your favourite combination of anything really!

pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Method

1. Heat Oven to 180 degrees Celsius (it must be completely hot)

2. Cover 2 baking sheets with aluminium foil.

3. Whisk egg whites with salt until dry and stiff

4. Gradually whisk in sugar a little at a time to make a glossy meringue, make sure you can not feel any sugar in the meringue when you rub it between your fingers.

5. Fold in all other ingredients.

6. Spoon heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture (no larger) on to the prepared baking trays

Forgotten Cookies

NO MORE than a TEASPOON! 🙂

7. Put tray in oven and immediately turn off the oven and leave overnight without disturbing.

Forgotten Cookies

Goodnight Cookies

8. Wake up in the morning, carefully peal cookies off the Aluminium foil and place  into an airtight container and eat when needed! Ummm I always sneak a few in the morning (bad I know but I have to test to see if they are ready!!!!!)

 

Thermomix

Thermomix Version

Ingredients

2 Egg Whites

120g of raw organic sugar milled to castor sugar

1 Tablespoon of lemon juice

1 pinch of cream of tartar

120g of Macadamia nuts (raw) or Walnuts

150g of Milk Chocolate Bits or Dark Chocolate Bits

Or (100g Pistachio’s, 100g White Chocolate Bits, 70g Cranberries)

Or just choose your favourite combination of anything really!

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Method

1. Heat Oven to 180 degrees Celsius (it must be completely hot)

2. Cover 2 baking sheets with aluminium foil.

3. If you need to mill raw sugar into castor sugar 10 seconds/speed 10 and set aside.

4. Place butterfly onto blade and whisk egg whites with lemon juice and cream of tartar until dry and stiff firm peaks form 4 minutes/50 degrees/speed 2.5 with MC removed.

5. Turn Thermomix onto speed 2 and add 1 Tablespoon of sugar every 30 seconds. Add Vanilla then keep mixing at speed 2 until you can not feel any sugar in the meringue when you rub it between your fingers, a total of approximately 10 minutes. You may need to stop every minute or so and make sure that all the sugar is going into the bowl and not onto the butterfly or blade.

6. Remove butterfly being careful not to spill any of the sugar that may be on it into the bowl. Fold in all other ingredients 15 seconds/speed 1.

Forgotten Cookies

NO MORE than a TEASPOON

7. Spoon heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture (no larger) on to the prepared baking trays

8. Put tray in oven and immediately turn off the oven and leave overnight without disturbing

9. Wake up in the morning, carefully peel cookies off the Aluminium foil and place  into an airtight container and eat when needed! Ummm I always sneak a few in the morning (bad I know but I have to test to see if they are ready!!!!!)

Forgotten cookies

They are called forgotten cookies, because you forget about them in the oven, but once you have tasted these, you will never forget about them. They are great if you have a big early morning and also have to take a plate, because you just get up and they are ready! I hope you enjoy these delicious morsels of food.

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz x