On the Chocolate Trail

Forgotten Cookies

These delicacies stay in the oven over night however you will not easily forget them when you taste them.


  • 2 large egg whites
2⁄3 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, or both
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
Pinch of salt (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 30–40 chocolate buds or kisses


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line two or three baking sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Beat the egg whites until foamy.
  4. Gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff.
  5. Gently fold in the chocolate chips and/or cocoa nibs, and nuts.
  6. Add the salt and vanilla.
  7. Drop teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.
  8. Cap each cookie with a chocolate bud or kiss.
  9. Place the pans in the oven; after about 1 minute turn off the heat.
  10. Leave in the oven for several hours or overnight; (“Forget about them.”)
  11. Carefully peel the cookies off the paper or foil using a spatula.


About 35 cookies

On the Chocolate Trail

On the Chocolate Trail