These cookies spend at least 8 hours in the oven, thus they are "forget me" cookies. And I actually did forget about mine for a few hours. :)
I had some trouble with my egg whites beating to stiff peaks. At first I thought possibly my bowl wasn't completely grease-free. But then, after making a second batch in a different bowl, I decided it was because the recipe didn't use any cream of tartar. So, I'm adding that to the recipe below and you should be set.
These are delicious--light with plenty of chocolate chips and pecans studding each cookie (Grandma was fond of that combination!). They aren't terribly pretty, but they certainly taste great!
GRANDMA'S "FORGET ME" COOKIES
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2 egg whites, set out for 30 minutes before whipping
dash of salt
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a grease-free bowl beat egg whites until foamy. Add the salt and cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, one teaspoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Fold in the vanilla, chocolate chips, and pecans.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper (or aluminum foil with the dull side facing up). Place in the oven and immediately turn off the heat. Do Not open the oven door for at least 8 hours.
Makes 3 dozen.