Saturday, December 22, 2012

forgotten cookies

AHHHH!!!!! These are the coolest cookies ever!!


It was the funniest thing . . . I had seen a recipe in a cookbook while I was at the library – so I took a picture of it because I wanted to research it and make them later.

THEN, I was looking through all my old recipes, and I found THREE recipes for these cookies in my Ole Grandma’s stash!

So, Ms. Oleta Pfeiffer, thank you very much for this sweet treat! She, my great Aunt Dorothy,  and my Ole Grandma were a hoot!

Real firecrackers, those girls!

This is a real old-timey recipe, y’all. After supper, they’d pop those suckers in the oven, turn it off, and let ’em sit for a few hours!

I’ve seen some recipes that said you can eat them in as few as 2 hours, and some let them sit overnight, or as long as 12 hours.

I’ll tell you this – the sooner you eat them the better, they get pretty crumbly.

Oh yeah, I gotta tell y’all this other stuff too –


My aunt got me the coolest rain boots EV-AAAHHH that I’ve wanted for like, ever.

It’s an early thirtieth present. OHMYGODIMGOINGTOBETHIRTY in like two weeks.

PAAANNIICCCCCC. Ugh. Like, do I have a real job? Do I have kids? Not yet.

Ugh, palms sweating. Thirty. *sigh*

You know, because I got lots of pastures and stuff to walk through all the time.

Not really. But when Texas gets our big ol’ rains, I’m going to be ALL ready!

See? It says NATURE, and HAPPY and FREE, and PEACE!

It’s like SO ME!

My aunt knows me well!

Everybody say “HAAAAY AUNT RENEE!”

Love ya!

Then I did this. Remember that whole Hostess fiasco last month? Sad.

Well, I did us all a favor. I just HAD to buy some Ding-Dongs, you know, for posterity.

And, they were all out of Twinkies. Which is good, because I really hate Twinkies.

I was going to save them in a box and save them forever.

But instead, I bought Ding-Dongs, and now they’re gone. Ha.

Ok, back to the cookies.

Yeah, it’s a basically a meringue. You whip up just 2 egg whites, JUST TWO EGGS! That’s nothin’ y’all.

And then you slowly add in the sugar, just like a meringue for a pie, till it’s stiff peaks.

Then fold in chocolate chips and pecans.

Pop ’em in your oven, turn off the oven, and let them sit for 2-12 hours!

Line that pan with foil, easy clean-up.

 Put them in the oven, and leave a note for Santa, tell him his cookies are waiting in the oven for him!


~Peace, Love, and Forget about the cookies Y’all!

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Forgotten Cookies

Yield: about 2 dozen


2 egg whites
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat 2 egg whites lightly, slowly add in sugar. Beat with hand mixer until stiff peaks. Gently fold in nuts and chocolate. Line a cookie sheet with foil, drop by teaspoonful onto the pan. Place in oven, turn off the oven, and let cookies sit overnight. As Oleta says: GOOD!

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6 Responses to “forgotten cookies”

  1. 1

    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — December 22, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I love old time recipes. They are usually the best! I can’t believe you are going to be 30…I don’t believe it!

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    Kirsten/Comfortably Domestic — December 23, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Cookies that you can leave in the oven before bed? That’s brilliant! But more importantly–YOU FOUND DING DONGS?! Totally jealous.

    • katieb replied: — December 23rd, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

      And Haley, THANKS 🙂 30 is a little scary, but I’m going to rock it!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — December 24, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    These cookies look so fun! My family likes to get together and bake treats every year around Christmas and we’ve never made anything like your forgotten cookies. They look easy and fun to put together and delicious to boot! Those rain galoshes are AMAZING! I can’t tell you how much I’d love to prance around in a pair of those bad boys!!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 24, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    These are pure cookie brilliance!! Love it!!

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    Shiloh Barkley — January 21, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    Interesting cookies!!

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