I am so excited to participate in my very first Virtual Cookie Exchange. I want to thank Carol S from Just Let Me Quilt for allowing me to share a recipe with you. What I'll be making today is Santa Snowflakes!!
This is a recipe that is very dear to me as it was one that I acquired from my elderly neighbor many years ago. It is one of my son's, Bryan, favorites back then and oh so simple.
Let me first show you the ingredients you need to make them!
Here is what you will be needing:
2 eggs separated (using on the whites)
1 tsp. vanilla and add 1 tbsp of water
1 pinch of salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar (add gradually)
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate morsels
and a little Crisco or spray for greasing the pan.
Here's what to do:
Beat the egg whites real well then add in the vanilla, water and salt. Beat that all together.
Whipping up the egg whites, add in the granulated sugar gradually, beat for 4-5 minutes until the batter is stiff.
Next, put aluminum foil, shiny side up, on your cookie sheets and grease.
Next, by hand, add your walnuts and chocolate chips. Spoon by teaspoon onto your greased sheets. I used a large and medium size one.
Now, here is the wonderfulness of this recipe. Say you just finished baking a batch of one of the other wonderful recipes from this Virtual Cookie Exchange and you had your oven already at 375 degrees. Put your Santa Snowflakes in the oven and turn it OFF!! Yes, that is what I said, TURN IT OFF!!
At this point you can go do something else for 2 hours, because that is how long you leave these in your oven. After two hours, the pans are cool to the touch and you can remove them from your oven, peel them off the aluminum foil and enjoy!
I usually make a batch of these at the end of each day I bake, so if I bake three days, then I have three batches of Santa Snowflakes with little effort.
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