Monday, November 23, 2009

Recipe of the Day: Cookies While You Sleep!

Thanks to for this great recipe! What could be easier than baking while you sleep?

In the following recipe, you can add red or green food coloring to tint for Christmas or add another food coloring to tint for any other holiday you want. You can also add 1/4 tsp. of peppermint extract if you like chocolate and peppermint flavors together.

Cookies While You Sleep
2 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Beat egg whites until foamy; add salt and cream of tartar and beat until stiff.

Very gradually add sugar, then vanilla and peppermint (if you are using it). Peaks should be shiny and stiff.

Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoons on greased cookie sheet.

Place in oven, turn off heat and leave oven closed until morning.

NO PEEKING! or you will lose oven heat.

Store in airtight containers.

It might be fun to experiment with these cookies and replace the chocolate chips with peppermint, butterscotch chips, chopped maraschino cherries or different types of crushed candy.


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