Thursday, March 5, 2009

Midnight Cookies

Called midnight cookies because you mix them up the night before and leave them to bake slowly in the switched off oven. A fabulous aroma permeates the kitchen as you head off to bed and yummy cookies await you when you wake up. Perfect for those mornings when you know you will be rushing out the door and scrambling for a breakfast snack.

1 egg white
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup candied cherries (I use raisins instead!)
2/3 cup shredded coconut

1. Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk egg white until stiff peaks form.
2. Add sugar to the egg white, a spoonful at a time until it is completely incorporated. Mixture should be completely smooth and glossy.
3. Fold in the almonds, chocolate chips, cherries(or raisins), and coconut. Place in even spoonfuls on baking sheet. Place in the oven, close the door and turn the oven off. Leave overnight (or at least 6 hours) and don't open the door.
4. Enjoy.

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