Every Passover I like to make some treats to enjoy. This year I was, again, trying to avoid using boxed mixes. This recipe for chocolate chip cookies caught my eye and I knew I wanted to try it. I mean, who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies?!
In the end, the cookies were maybe a smidgen drier than I normally like, but they were in no way a "lesser" cookie that was obviously made for Passover. I threw in some walnuts, as well, which I think added nicely to the flavor. My husband and I really enjoyed these and I think they will make a return appearance in Passovers to come.
Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies (slightly adapted from The Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking)
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla (must be kosher for Passover)
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup matzah cake meal
1 cup potato starch
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla with the butter. Blend in the eggs. Stir in the salt, matzah cake meal, and potato starch. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Chill the dough for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Scoop generous tablespoonfuls of dough and place them on the baking sheet. Press down to flatten the dough a bit.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes to desired crispness.