Mother's Forgotten Cookies

These meringue-like cookies are placed in a preheated oven, which is immediately turned off and they bake overnight as the oven cools down. An easy and fun way to concoct a batch of sweets – ideal in the summer, and fancy enough for Christmas.


2 egg whites, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 package (6 ounces) chocolate chips
A drop or two of green food coloring (optional)
4 drops mint extract (about 1/4 teaspoon)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat egg whites until stiff, adding sugar gradually. Fold in chocolate chips, coloring, and mint extract. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a ungreased cookie sheet, using an upward twist of the spoon to form peaks. Place in preheated oven and turn oven off immediately. Leave in oven with door closed overnight - and enjoy the cookies the next morning!

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Makes about 30 large or 45 small cookies.

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