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Forgotten Cookies

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Introduction

These little cookies - described by one friend as tasting like a cookie within a cookie - are really a mixture between a meringue and a cookie. Hence they've become known at home, where they're immensely popular, as Merookies, and are ideal with a cup of coffee after dinner.

They are called "forgotten" as, just like the Forgotten Pudding, they are not baked, but put in a hot oven, which you immediately turn off, leaving the cookies to bake in the fading residual heat overnight. I find it all too easy actually to forget them, and always put a post-it sticker on the oven to remind me they're in there, so I don't burn them to a cinder by preheating the oven to cook something else in it the next day.

These little cookies - described by one friend as tasting like a cookie within a cookie - are really a mixture between a meringue and a cookie. Hence they've become known at home, where they're immensely popular, as Merookies, and are ideal with a cup of coffee after dinner.

They are called "forgotten" as, just like the Forgotten Pudding, they are not baked, but put in a hot oven, which you immediately turn off, leaving the cookies to bake in the fading residual heat overnight. I find it all too easy actually to forget them, and always put a post-it sticker on the oven to remind me they're in there, so I don't burn them to a cinder by preheating the oven to cook something else in it the next day.

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Photo by Jonathan Lovekin

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