AHHHH!!!!! These are the coolest cookies ever!!
THEY’RE PERFECT FOR SANTA!!
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!”
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.
MERRY CHRISTMAS Y’ALL! I LOVE YOU!!!
~Peace, Love, and Forget about the cookies Y’all!
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!