Forgotten Cookies: a ‘60s Classic RecipePosted: September 15, 2010 | |
If you’re looking for a new recipe to put to test in the kitchen, why not try a spin on a classic. For this post I’d like to teach you how to bake cookies from a recipe that’s been passed down since 1960 with a few new ingredients.
Forgotten cookies take no time at all; they bake over night, and require little to no spending if you happen to have all the ingredients lying around your kitchen.
Here’s what you’ll need (makes approximately 24 cookies):
- 2 egg whites
- 2/3 cu. of sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp of vanilla
- 1 c. of chopped pecans
Spin (optional new ingredients):
- 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chip bits (or cornflakes or crisp rice cereal)
- 1 c. coconut
- 1 c. oatmeal (raw)
- Preheat oven to 350˚
- Using a large spoon beat egg whites until they are foamy. Eggs should be at room temperature before beating.
- Add sugar and continue beating until the mix becomes stiff.
- Add salt and vanilla and continue mixing, the batter should be extra thick by this time.
- Add pecans and other remaining ingredients.
- Drop cookies by the spoonful onto a non-greased foil-covered cookie sheet.
- Place cookies in the oven. Once the oven door is shut, turn off the oven.
- Leave cookies inside the oven overnight (or three hours).
By morning the batch of cookies will be ready to enjoy, if you haven’t forgotten about them that is.
- Serve Forgotten Cookies at your next dinner party as an appetizer or dessert.
- Substitute your morning biscuit or muffin with a few Forgotten Cookies.
- Try other 1960’s recipes.
On this day in 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama. It was the deadliest act of the civil rights era.