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Forgotten Cookies - Easy, Delicious Gluten Free Cookies

Updated on September 7, 2015

Forgotten Cookies are Easy and Delicious

Forgotten cookies are so easy and so good that you won't believe that you are that lucky to have found this recipe.

I made forgotten cookies recently to take to a cookie exchange party and they were the first cookies to disappear from the tray.

Everyone loved them!

Easy and not many ingredients make Forgotten cookies one of the recipes you will turn to year after year. A good fact about these cookies is they are gluten free for those on a gluten free diet.

Making Forgotten Cookies

Making Forgotten Cookies is easy and I've provided a photo step by step recipe to make it even easier.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time:

Serves: many


  • 2 Egg whites at room temperature
  • 2/3 Cup of sugar
  • 1/4 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 Cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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Step 1 - 2 Egg whites

egg whites
egg whites

Separate two egg whites and place in small mixing bowl.

Hint: Save the egg yellows for french toast or scrambled eggs!

Step 2 - Mix

With mixer set on high, beat egg whites for approximately 3 - 4 minutes.

Step 3 - Form Peaks

Stop mixing when eggs whites form stiff peaks when mixer blades are lifted.

This will form a basic meringue.

Step 4 - Sugar

Turn mixer back on at medium speed and add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Turn mixer off and place bowl in your work space.

Step 5 - Add Goodies

Add the chocolate chips.

You can add additional chocolate chips or fewer according to your tastes.

Step 6 - Pecans

Add the pecans

Again, according to tastes.

Step 7 - Fold

Using a spatula or large spoon, fold in the chips and the nuts gently.

Step 8 - Drop by the Spoonful

Drop tablespoons of mix onto a foil covered cookie sheet

Hint: Close together is fine-these cookies don't spread.


Place cookie sheets (I usually need two) in the preheated 350 degree oven and shut the door.

'TURN OVEN OFF' and go to bed!

When you wake up in the morning (or approximately 5 hours later) your Forgotten Cookies will be ready to tantalize your guests.

A Good Mixer Is Great to Have!

You can use a hand mixer at the higher speed but nothing beats a good stand mixer.


All the photos were taken by me personally.

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© 2012 MartieG aka 'survivoryea'

Let Us Know Your Easiest Cookie to Make! - and stop by to say hi :>)

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    • poetryman6969 profile image


      3 years ago

      Fire and forget cookies. Love to try them. The recipe looks very simple.

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      They are easy and totally gluten free--thanks for visiting :>)

    • MelRootsNWrites profile image

      Melody Lassalle 

      4 years ago from California

      If I wasn't a vegan, I'd give these a try. They look really good and easy to make, too! My niece has Celiac's. I'm going to pass this on to her. I'll know she's always looking for new food to make.

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      Melody Lassalle 

      4 years ago from California

      If I wasn't a vegan, I'd give these a try. They look really good and easy to make, too! My niece has Celiac's. I'm going to pass this on to her. I'll know she's always looking for new food to make.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Having a sweet tooth, I love cookies! I have yet to taste them gluten free.

    • ThisisMissyMiss profile image


      4 years ago from The Fabulous Midwest

      These look amazing! So easy, too!

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      @tazzytamar: They really are yummy and oh so easy! Enjoy :>)

    • tazzytamar profile image


      4 years ago from chichester

      Wow these look so tasty! I'm definitely going to give them a try!

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      @Elyn MacInnis: Bea-bars sound like something I would like! Thanks for the tip :>)

    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I like something we call Bea bars. You can find it here online at squidoo by looking up cinnamon-raisin-bea-bars. They have no oil in them, and are both chewy and light. I like these too, and leaving them in the oven overnight really works. I have never tried putting pecans in - sounds absolutely yummy!

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      Susan Deppner 

      4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Ah! A variation of our "Resurrection Cookies." They're delicious! I like them with the mini chocolate chips, too.

    • theJavaGirl profile image


      5 years ago from Atlanta

      This is cute! I like that you can "forget" the cookies in the oven and still have a nice treat in the end. Have to give it a try!

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      @Margaret Schindel: You are welcome - they really are yummy, enjoy!

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      Margaret Schindel 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      I love meringue cookies and your version with chocolate chips and pecans sounds scrumptious! Thanks so much for sharing you recipe and your gorgeous photos.

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      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I would like to try this. I have not heard of forgotten cookies before.

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      SandraWilson LM 

      5 years ago

      My husband will love these. He has a serious sweet tooth but is trying to cut out wheat. Thank you!

    • Jogalog profile image


      5 years ago

      These are definitely the easiest cookie recipe I've come across. I've got to make them sometime.

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      Peter Badham 

      5 years ago from England

      I've never heard of these. I know what I'll be trying this weekend. Yummy

    • LouisaDembul profile image


      5 years ago

      I love the thought of just leaving the cookies in the oven! Sounds really great.

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      5 years ago

      Now I am really hungry. Thank you for such a great recipe. I will definitely be giving it a try!

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      5 years ago

      These look yummy

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      This sounds like a great cookie - sent out to cookie lovers through digg and pinterest, g+ and blessed.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      What a great recipe. I get distracted sometimes and let my cookies burn. With this recipe and the turning off the oven, I wouldn't have to worry about that.

    • Aster56 profile image


      6 years ago

      Lovely cookies look so easy to make.

    • Ibexing profile image


      6 years ago

      I have never heard of these cookies, will have to give them a try look nice and easy

    • norma-holt profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice recipe and great lens. Featured on Squids Cooking Cake recipes. Blessed and have a wonderful, safe and happy holiday season with an extra special 2013. Hugs

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      6 years ago

      These look so easy even I could make them :-)

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Yummy cookies!

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      Cheryl Paton 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      They sound wonderful, and so easy!

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      6 years ago

      So tasty cookies. I will try your recipe this weekend.

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      6 years ago

      Wow! Do these look yummy.

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      6 years ago

      We make a variation of these cookies! I have never tried them with chocolate chips and nuts. I like them with bits of white chocolate. They are also really good with crushed candy canes. We call them forget-me-nots. Blessed.

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      6 years ago

      Very nicely outlined process and great job on the photos!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      @anonymous: Great idea Tipi!

    • gamecheathub profile image


      6 years ago

      Great pictures on your step by step instructions. Really interesting. Eager to give it a go this season.

    • pcgamehardware profile image


      6 years ago

      Wow, these look great! and they seem to be simple enough to make too.

      Can't wait to try them. :) Liked and Blessed. :)

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      6 years ago

      Returning to FB like this family gem...I was thinking it would be fun to make these for Valentines with red chips.

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      6 years ago

      How professionally presented with your amazing photography....beautifully delicious! The title reminded me of the forgotten dessert Mom used to make and sure enough, your forgotten cookies are very similar to what I remember with some wonderful additions of added goodies....the pecans and chips, I can almost taste them now. Congratulations on your purple star!


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