This is an update of a post that Joan did a long time ago – in 2011 in fact. She posted an entire dinner in one post. Great for meal planning, not so great for searching or categorizing.
The original post had a link to a hearty cottage pie recipe for the main course. Unfortunately the original cottage pie link doesn’t go anywhere now so here’s a cottage pie from Christina’s Cusina.
Joan also posted a recipe for garlic knots. The problem is that cookies belong in one category and garlic knots belong entirely in another. It’s pretty hard to find Google search words that fit both so I wrote a new post.
Dessert was these forgotten cookies. These are perfect for busy moms with small kids. They cook in a cool oven and you can even just turn the oven off and “forget” about them to cook them.
You can tell Joan whipped these up quickly for her family. No fancy piping – just homemade goodness. Kids don’t care about the shape anyway. With random shapes you can play fun games deciding what the cookie reminds you of – kind of like cloud gazing.
If you’ve never tried meringues, these are so simple and delicious you’ll be inspired to make more.
So simple and yummy!
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 cup of sugar (48 g)
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa (14 g)
- Beat egg whites with sugar till soft peaks form.
- Gradually add cocoa powder and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
- Drop by spoonfuls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place in a preheated 200° F (93° C) oven for 2 hours.