Cookies While You Sleep

  • cookie photo2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 ounces mini-mint or regular mini-chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans (or 1/2 cup ground pecans)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a chilled bowl, with chilled beaters, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar and salt, and beat until stiff. Fold in chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonful onto a foil-lined cookie sheet. Put the cookies into the hot oven, close the door immediately and turn off the oven. Leave in the oven overnight or 6 to 8 hours minimum.

Makes 3 dozen.

Source: Jean Burlage, St. Petersburg

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