It’s day 19, of my 24 day Christmas blogging marathon and it seems to be a perfect day to feature the sweetly romantic, dreamiest, light as a cloud, Forgotten Kisses cookie. Make them before you go to bed…you will love waking up to Forgotten Kisses. Also called, Leave me Alone Cookies, and simply Meringue Cookies, these are irresistible bite-size bits of heaven! They got their name because they are shaped somewhat like kisses and you “forget” them overnight in the oven. A co-worker of my husband’s brought some to work the other day, and he liked them so much he asked me to make some.
These delicate morsels are very easy to make and take only a few ingredients which are: egg whites, cream of tartar, superfine granulated sugar, vanilla extract and semisweet chocolate chips. You will also need two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Add 2 room temperature egg whites to the bowl of an electric mixer with a whisk attachment and beat until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and beat until just fluffy. (Be careful here not to over beat )
Add the sugar gradually while continuing to whisk, about 1 tablespoon at a time, until all of your sugar is added, and then add the vanilla extract. Continue whisking until all of the sugar is dissolved and the meringue is shiny and holds it shape.
(If you don’t have superfine sugar, its easy to make your own. Simply take regular granulated sugar and put it in your food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process for 1-2 minutes or until your sugar is superfine.)
Gently fold in your chocolate chips.
Working with 2 teaspoons, take a spoonful of the meringue with one, and then gently push the mixture off to the parchment lined cookie sheet with the other leaving about an inch between the cookies.
Place cookie sheets in your oven and immediately turn the oven off, and “forget” them. Don’t open the oven or disturb them for at least 4 hours or overnight, or until the cookies are crisp and dry.
It’s best to make these cookies on a sunny dry day. If it’s humid, they may become sticky and won’t do as well.
Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you will try this recipe! If you do, please come back and leave a comment to let me know how you like it.