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Mother's Forgotten Mint Cookies

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S. Perreault
Makes about 3 dozen small cookies
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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—and fancy enough for a special event.

2 egg whites, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips or 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
4 drops mint extract (about 1/4 teaspoon)
1 to 2 drops of green food coloring (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric hand or stand mixer, beat egg whites until stiff, gradually adding sugar. Fold in chocolate chips, mint extract, and food coloring (optional).
  3. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, using an upward twist of the spoon to form peaks. Place in a preheated oven and turn the oven off immediately. Leave in the oven with the door closed overnight.
  4. In the morning, remove cookies from oven and store in an air-tight container!
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Sarah Perreault

Senior editor, Sarah Perreault, works on all things Almanac, but is especially proud to be the editor of our Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids series. Read More from Sarah Perreault

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