Forgotten Cookies

For the weekend Hubbie & I, plus my best mate and her husband went away camping in the Peak District. We recieved lots of camping gear for our wedding and this was the first opportunity we’ve had to try it out. Somebody was sure looking down on us as we hardly saw any rain for the whole weekend. On the Saturday night we went to the Manifold Inn which was opposite the campsite. The food was really good pub grub.
For the trip I made some Forgotten Cookies. Although they look a bit odd, they tasted delicious and went down very very well! They are called forgotten cookies, because you literally put them in the oven and forget out them.

Forgotten Cookies
Makes about 20
2 egg whites
120g golden caster sugar
120g pecans, roughly chopped
150g dark chocolate drops
1 tsp vanilla extract
1) Preheat oven to 180oc. Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment. Whisk egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff. Gradually whisk in the sugar until it looks like glossy shaving foam. Carefully fold in the nuts, chocolate, then vanilla extract.
2) Use a teaspoon to blob the mixture onto the baking sheet. Don’t make them too big, or they won’t cook completely in the inside.
3) Place the baking sheets in the oven. Then turn off the oven. Leave for atleast 3 hours (ideally over night) don’t open the oven until atleast 3 hours are up, or you’ll loose heat.
Our brand new shiny cooker arrived this morning and I’m looking forward to cooking with a decent cooker now!