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The “Un” Forgotten Cookies and Valentine’s Day Treat!


ForgottenCookies_4 ForgottenCookies4 ForgottenCookies3ForgottenCookies1ForgottenCookies5It’s called the Forgotten Cookie, but I’ve renamed it the “un” forgotten cookie in honor of Valentine’s Day. It’s a sweet treat to whip up to let someone know they’re not forgotten 🙂 Have you ever tried one of these delicious, light and airy cookies? They’re similar to a meringue cookie, but a little chewier with the perfect amount of crumble. They also have chopped pecans and chocolate chips, which make them even better! One of my best friends, Amy, has been making these for years and has graciously shared her recipe with us! They’re super easy to make and the best part is that you can make them the night before and “forget” about them while they cook in a heated oven… the oven is actually turned off while they bake! I wanted to create something sweet for Romeo’s first Valentine’s this year and when I made these, I knew they would make a special treat for his loved ones 🙂 Read more for the recipe and to see how you can create your own picture-perfect Valentine’s goodie bags.

I made a little photo collage using Photoshop in 4.75 by 4.75 inches to match the size of my cellophane bags. I had them printed and cut at Staples. I then cut the edge to give it a zigzag look.
Then I used my sewing machine to sew a line on the bottom to seal them shut! Super easy 🙂

“Un” Forgotten Cookies
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 drop of pink or red dye
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add in the sugar and salt and vanilla and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Stir in the pecans and the chocolate chips. Add the mixture in a piping bag with at least a 1 inch opening and pipe out about a 2 inch circle on a well-greased cookie sheet. Place cookies in the oven, then turn the oven off and leave the cookies in there overnight! Oh and you can add any color of food coloring! Maybe green for St. Patty’s Day!

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22 responses to The “Un” Forgotten Cookies and Valentine’s Day Treat!

  1. February 6, 2013

    Ah!! These are ADORABLE! I may have to make some this weekend for Matteo’s dayare class!

    1. February 8, 2013

      Miriam! They’re tasty and easy to make!! Perfect for a new mommy 🙂

  2. February 7, 2013

    So cute and ohmygoodness do those sound amazing! I’ve never heard of cookies that cook in a turned off oven, I’m intrigued!!

    1. February 8, 2013

      I know right?! First time for me too… and I kind of liked the fact I didn’t have to keep checking on them… I just “forgot” about them, haha!

  3. February 7, 2013

    These look deliciously sweet!

  4. February 7, 2013

    These look deliciously sweet!

  5. February 7, 2013

    So cute!! Those pics of Romeo are adorable! He’s getting so big! And those look like such the perfect little treat. Holidays are so fun with kids! Next year I want to have a little kids Valentine party!

    1. February 8, 2013

      Thanks Kristin!! I can’t WAIT to plan Romeo a Valentine’s Day party when he’s older! How cute will it be to have all the little kiddos over for hot cocoa and some fun Valentine’s games and treats! LOVE!!

  6. February 8, 2013

    Very cute. I will make some for all the kids at my daughter’s kindergarten. They sure will go mad. 🙂

  7. The unforgotten cookie seems to be a nice treat for the valentine day and thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

    1. February 11, 2013

      Thank you!! They’re very easy and tasty!!

  8. February 11, 2013

    The recipe doesn’t say when to add the vanilla paste…since that is an ingredient I have never used I was curious…assume with the sugar and salt??

    1. February 11, 2013

      Hi Tracee, The vanilla bean paste is pretty much the same as vanilla extract! You can add it with the sugar and salt 😉 Thanks!!

  9. February 12, 2013

    Wow, this is a good idea for this Valentine’s Day. It seems easy to make. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. February 12, 2013

    If I am making them during the day… how long should I forget them in the oven?? hihiih just want to make sure i wait time enough…

    1. February 12, 2013

      Good question!! Leave them in there for at least 2 hours so they can harden!

  11. February 15, 2013

    I just wanted to say, I made these cookies last night and they were incredible. Definitely a new favorite cookie! I had never even heard of them until I saw them on your blog, so thank you for sharing! As always, your beautiful pictures and recipes have inspired me 🙂 Keep up the wonderful work! xo

    1. February 15, 2013

      Ashley!! I love getting comments like this!! I am so happy you loved the cookies and that they turned out perfectly! Totally made my day!! Thank you 🙂

  12. Theresa
    March 2, 2014

    Can vanilla extract be used in place of the paste?

    1. Eden
      March 3, 2014

      Yes! 🙂

  13. Regina
    February 4, 2015

    How many does this yield?

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