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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins - 30 mins Plus at least 3 hours in the oven

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 32

What's in a name? Pop these in the oven, forget about them overnight, and you'll have crumbly cookies in the morning

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per cookie

kcalories
66
protein
1g
carbs
7g
fat
1g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
7g
salt
0.06g

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 120g golden caster sugar
  • 120g pecans, roughly chopped
  • 150g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids), roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4/fan 160C. Line two baking sheets with foil to cover. In a large clean bowl, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff and dry. Gradually whisk in the sugar a little at a time to make a thick and glossy meringue. Tip in the pecan nuts and chocolate, then the vanilla extract and gently fold into the meringue with a large metal spoon.
  2. Spoon heaped teaspoonfuls of the meringue mixture, spaced apart, on to the lined baking sheets. Put the sheets in the oven, then turn it off and leave the cookies for at least 3 hours, overnight or until the oven is cold.
  3. Carefully peel the cookies from the foil. Store in an airtight tin where they will keep for 3-4 days.
Recipe by clarice gott, from reader david oppedisano

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2002

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jule955's picture

I followed the recipe, but after just an hour my oven was completely cold and the cookies weren't cooked. Tried to leave them in the oven on low temperature for an hour, then another hour as the oven cooled, but they're still sticky. Very disappointed.

kaym54's picture

These are really easy and family loved them? I toasted some hazelnuts which were good. I'll try choc chips next time. Will use 3 egg whites instead of two.

kasiakoczwara's picture
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Left them for 20-25min with oven on at 170, and later off till cold. Worked like a charm! Lovely with coconut and milk chocolate too.

solicitor555's picture

Yum, I am not the world's best baker but these were easy to make and delicious.

louiseheatley's picture
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These worked out well, once I left them in the oven overnight and not the three hours suggested. Use parchment instead of foil, the were a doddle to remove.

sarahfh's picture
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Unbelievably simple and amazingly good. Some big chunks of chocolate is really nice in these as it gives a bit of a different texture in some.

fluffysammy's picture
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Made these last night, they are all gone now, sooooo yummy. i didnt use nuts just chopped milk chocolate and a sachet of organic hot choc powder, lovely and chewy inside i have been ordered lol to make some more tomorrow

emmacpearce's picture
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I used 3 large egg whites and a fan oven. Left over night and they went down a HUGE hit with work 2 days later! Easy

laurahaden's picture

In the oven, and resisting the temptation to open the oven (just!) Touch wood the turn out good :-)

grannyrosie's picture

Sounds lovely...but we have to be a nut-free house...any suggestions? Could I use glacé cherries or raisins do you think?

irenemorrill's picture
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Fabulous but need to be left overnight!!!!!

cheekylittlebee's picture
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ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww. its disgusting.

lynn_leow's picture
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So luscious! I have been making these since I first saw this recipe in Good Food Magazine years ago. Top tip for anything meringue-y, use Bake-o-glide! I got mine from goodcookshop.com

maugymoo's picture

...oh i also put them on parchment instead of foil and that worked well.... didn't stick at all :)

maugymoo's picture

I made these yesterday and they are delicious! However, as other comments suggested that they did not cook properly, I followed a recipe for making meringues. I put them in the oven for 1 hour at 140 degrees and then turned them down to 130 for another half hour. Then I left them in overnight til the oven was cool. They turned out really well and taste brilliant!!! :)

nlauwen's picture
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Wow... these are soooo good! Usually it's not a problem for me to take just 1 cookie, but with these... Absolutely scrumpteous and a perfect way to use an surplus of eggwhites.
PS: used walnuts instead of pecans.

kiwimuffinmum's picture
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Made them for a birthday in September have been told I will make them for Christmas. I used chocolate with nuts in. I am in NZ and used white chocolate with Macadamia.

minxychix's picture
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Ohhhhh Forgotten Cookies where have u been all my life?! ..these are lishus! Absolutley gorgeous, melty, chewy & soooo moreish! ...& so easy to make! (I think that could be a bad thing tho!!)

mother_ship's picture
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Easy and delicious! What more could you want? Next time I think I will experiment with reducing the sugar slightly as I think they would be even more delicious is slightly less sweet.

wildbluesun's picture
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These are really simple to make; you basically get a meringue with chocolate and nuts in it. They don't keep well though, and get a bit dense after a couple of days.

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