Kosher for Passover desserts can be hit or miss. However, these unleavened, kosher for Passover chocolate chip cookies are definitely a hit! As easy to make as your favorite back of the bag cookies, you might want to make a double batch because they won't last long!
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These Kosher for Passover cookies are amazing!
People swear they taste like they should be made year round. It's one of the first things my mom makes each year (along with mandel bread), so that she has something to snack on while doing the rest of the Passover cooking.
These cookies are reminiscent of the traditional Tollhouse cookie recipe on the back of Nestle chocolate chips bag. A little bit crunchy on the edges, a little cakey, but also a little chewy. No matter how you like your chocolate chip cookies, you'll be happy with this Passover dessert!
- Cake Meal: This is a finer ground matzah meal that is used in many baking recipes during Passover. It can be found in the kosher aisle of your grocery store leading up to Passover or online here all year long.
- Potato Starch: Used as a substitute for corn starch during Passover, you can easily find Bob's Red Mill potato starch in the baking aisle. Or look for Manischewitz & Streits.
- Margarine: any plant based butter substitute will work in this recipe
How to make Kosher for Passover chocolate chip cookies
There is super important thing to note when making these cookies. You must follow the directions exactly in order, making sure to add the vegetable oil last. Something about that chemistry makes these cookies work!
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer cream together the butter/margarine and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Then add the salt, baking soda and vanilla and mix together. Next, add the eggs and mix well again. Then, add the cake meal and potato starch and use mixer to mix until well combined.
- With a spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the chocolate chips and then using that same spatula or wooden spoon stir in the vegetable oil.
- Using a small cookie scoop (or a tablespoon measuring spoon) scoop each cookie into your hand, flatten a bit with the palm of your hand and place on the prepared cookie sheet. You'll want to get about 12 - 15 cookies on baking tray.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until just lightly browning. Once they are done baking, take them out of the oven and let cool on a cooling rack until you won't burn your mouth on the melty chocolate goodness!
Frequently Asked Questions
Since during Passover, Jews around the world abstain from eating things made with flour and that are leavened, these cookies don't contain any flour. Instead, we make things using ingredients like matzo meal, cake meal (finer ground matzo meal) and potato starch to build our baked goods.
In my humble opinion, yes. These are really good for being kosher for Passover. I'm typically partial to a super chewy, almost under baked cookie with pools of chocolate.
These are however, soft and a bit cake like and the right balance of sweet and chocolate for when you craving a cookie...even if you've just eaten your weight in matzo 😊.
To make these Passover cookies dairy free (pareve), you can use any non-dairy butter. Margarine or plant based butters both work well. Just make sure you check the label if you keep strict Passover.
If you'd rather cook with butter, you can easily substitute it back in for the margarine listed in the recipe. Use the same quantity as described.
A bit more about the Passover holiday:
Check out these few resources as a starting point:
- Tori Avey is a great resource for learning about Passover and has some great recipes as well.
- Jamie Geller is a great resource for kosher recipes and for Passover especially.
- Looking for a complete menu plan for Passover? I've got you covered here.
One More Tip
These cookies freeze beautifully. Simply put them in a zip top bag, squeeze the air out and pop them into the freezer. You can either sneak a bite of frozen cookies or leave on the counter for an hour to defrost before serving them.
Looking for other recipes that you can make during Passover? Check these out:
Try them and let me know what you think! If you love them, leave a 5 ⭐ review so others can find and enjoy these Passover cookies too!
Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup unsalted margarine
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¾ cup cake meal
- ½ cup potato starch
- 12 oz. chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Make sure to follow the recipe in order adding vegetable oil last.
- In a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer, cream margarine (or butter) and sugars well, until light and fluffy. Add salt, baking soda and vanilla, mix well. Add eggs and mix well.
- Add cake meal and potato starch, mix until well combined.
- Stir in vegetable oil with a wooden spoon or spatula, then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Using a small cookie scoop (or a tablespoon measure), scoop the batter into your hand and then flatten each cookie with your palm.
- Place cookies on prepared baking sheets. You’ll get about 12 cookies on a sheet.
- Place in 350-degree oven about 10 minutes or until just brown.
- Remove from oven, let cool about 5 minutes and then move to cooling rack to finish cooling.