These are sometimes called "forgotten cookies" because you make them, put in the warm oven and forget them.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In medium bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, beat egg whites until frothy; add cream of tartar and salt. Beat on high speed until stiff.
Beat in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Add vanilla and fold in chocolate chips.
Drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Place in oven. Turn oven off; leave cookies in oven 5 hours. Variation: Add food coloring for festive holiday touch: green for Christmas; pink and yellow for Easter, etc.