How to make five-ingredient 'forgotten cookies' that cook overnight

Getting out of bed in the morning can be tough when the weather is cold and it’s still dark.

But you might leap up a little quicker if you remember you have some delicious treats to enjoy.

These ‘forgotten cookies’ get their name because you basically put them in the oven as it cools and they cook overnight.

These are a cross between a meringue and a cookie – the base is fluffy meringue but they contain chocolate chips and cooking them low and slow makes them much crispier.

We gave these a go and think they taste delicious.


  • 2 egg whites
  • 120g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • about 150g (total) of nuts, chocolate or whatever filling you fancy. We used pistachio and white chocolate.


Heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas mark 4.

Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks.

Add the sugar a little at a time, whisking in between until the mixture is stiff and glossy.

Chop the nuts and chocolate and tip into the bowl with the vanilla extract. Slowly fold the fillings in with a metal spoon so you don’t knock the air out of the mix.

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and scoop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the tray.

Place the tray in the oven, turned the oven off and leave overnight. When you wake up in the morning you will have delicious treats to enjoy.

Peel them off the paper and put them in an airtight container for up to three days.

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