The most important cookies for us to make this year were my Grandmother’s Forgotten cookies. She made these cookies for us every Christmas. Grandmother passed away this year on December 5 at age 89. It is hard to grasp the reality that she won’t be at Christmas this year, or birthday celebrations next year, or see our new house, etc. She was a strong woman who defied the odds of modern medicine for so many years, and will be missed. Memories are a wonderful thing, and will definitely be thinking of her every year when my mom and I make these. Thanks to my mom for making this batch this year.
Grandmother’s Forgotten Cookies
2 egg whites
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate bits
1 cup nuts, broken
Beat egg whites until frothy. Add sugar by spoonful by spoonful -slowly – and beat until stiff. Add chocolate bits and nuts. Have oven heated to 350 degrees F. Put cookies on a foil-lined (shiny side down) cookie sheet – spooned out by the tablespoon. Put cookies in the oven and turn oven off. Leave 5 hours.