L is for Leave alone cookies

Yes, it’s true. These cookies practically make themselves – with a little help from their friends.

You may also know them as meringues. Tiny, sweet morsels of delight that melt away on your tongue and make you wonder whether you actually ate them. And that makes you reach for another and yet another…naughty and addictive..and here they are.


2 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup caster sugar

a pinch of salt

1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Leave alone cookies

Leave alone cookies


1. Preheat oven to Gas 4 (350 F).

2. Beat the egg whites with the salt until they turn foamy.

3. Add in the sugar, a little at a time and continue beating till you get stiff peaks.

4. Gently add in the vanilla and fold in the walnuts.

5. Using a tablespoon, gently drop these in small mounds onto a parchment lined baking tray.

6. Put the trays in and switch off the oven. Leave the cookies inside overnight. They will cool and turn crisp.

7. Store in airtight containers.



About The Weekend Baker

Weekend baker, cook book collector, gatherer of family recipes.
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22 Responses to L is for Leave alone cookies

  1. shailajav says:

    These look really easy to make. Plan to get a convection microwave soon. Have never baked anything. Need to check with you on the steps and tips.

  2. gaurikekre says:

    I so wanted to make meringue cookies since a long time. Thanks for this post, I will make them next month 🙂

  3. Carol Graham says:

    I make them but add chocolate chips as well — soooooo good.

  4. S(t)ri says:

    yummmy ❤

    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

  5. Those look good! My daughter has six kids and loves baking (and her kids love eating). I think I will send her the link to your blog so she can check out these cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. catchats says:

    These sound fun, easy and not too fattening. Must try them. I like Carol’s idea of adding chocolate chips but then I like chocolate in everything! I’m a chocoholic!

  7. lonitownsend says:

    Heh, they had these at my work once. My boss bit into one and it disintegrated right in his hand. We all had a good laugh about that.

  8. Cristina says:

    YUM! I love these. (without the nuts). I recently had a Pavlova – while not a cookie, it has meringue with berries. Love!!!

  9. Shalzzz says:

    As simple as that!! Wowww!!! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  10. obsessivemom says:

    What?? They bake I a switched off over? Wonders never cease!

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