Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Category: Desserts
Published Date: 04/06/2022
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Growing up, I vividly remember Passover. The seders, the family, the boxes of candy that we would have to sell for school, and the lack of cake and cookies (which, to a child, is a huge deal). Fast forward many, many years, and it seems like gluten-free and flourless treats are more common than ever. Most recipes can be manipulated to make them kosher for Passover. We have kosher for Passover chocolate chip cookies this year, and I couldn’t be more excited to share!

I searched the internet for kosher for Passover chocolate chip cookies and somehow stumbled on Jamie Geller’s Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Tower. WHAT?! It’s giant chocolate chip cookies layered with chocolate cream filling. YES, PLEASE! Since it seemed a little bit too big for us since we don’t have any company this year, I adapted Jamie’s recipe into smaller chocolate chip cookies.

The first time I tested it out, my family couldn’t stop eating them. Three dozen cookies were gone in a matter of hours. Using ground walnuts is genius, and since we love walnuts in our chocolate chip cookies, they resulted in the perfect tasting cookie. You won’t miss the flour at all!

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Can I use any type of butter?

The thing about making any recipe that is Kosher for Passover is that you have to be sure that all of the ingredients you are using are also Kosher for Passover. Google says to use margarine, but I was able to find out that Breakstone’s butter is, in fact, Kosher for Passover! If you are unable to find it, you can also use margarine.

What is the easiest way to grind the walnuts?

I have found that putting them into a food processor and letting them run for 30 seconds does the trick. It brings back vivid memories of my Nana’s kitchen when I used to help her grind the walnuts for her Charoset. YUM!

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Where can I find potato starch?

I found some Manischewitz potato starch in the International aisle, with the other Kosher items, in my local grocery store.

Is all milk chocolate Kosher for Passover?

There has been some debate about this. I read that Hershey’s milk chocolate chips are Kosher for Passover, so I stick to those. But please, do your research on all ingredients before you make them.

Can this dough be frozen?

Yes, it can be! If you want to make a larger batch and freeze some or all of the dough for later, you can do that. Just pull it out the day you want to make it, and if it’s too frozen to scoop, leave it on the counter for a bit.

Now that I’ve hopefully answered all of your questions about this Kosher for Passover chocolate chip cookies let’s talk about the ingredients and the recipe!

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These gluten-free, Kosher for Passover chocolate chip cookies are honestly so good that you’ll want to make them even when it’s not Passover. They also make a great gift idea! Just pack a dozen up in a container, put a bow on it and bring it to the Passover seder! I’m sure your hosts will love it.

These cookies are great for kids, but I can tell you from experience that the adults in our home love them too! Super Dad calls them “the best cookies I’ve ever eaten.” I have to agree.

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I’ve tried to show the steps in the photos above for you to make it a bit easier to make these gluten-free, kosher for Passover chocolate chip cookies.

  1. Grind the walnuts in a food processor until fine.
  2. Cream butter and sugars in a stand mixer until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  4. Add ground walnuts and potato starch and mix until combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350º and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a small scoop, scoop dough onto the cookie sheet, leaving space in between each. 
  7. Roll each scoop into a ball.
  8. Using your fingers or the bottom of a cup, press each dough ball down a bit. Bake for 13 minutes.
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Kosher for Passover chocolate chip cookies

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Kosher for Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 32 cookies 1x

Description

Not only are these incredibly delicious chocolate chip cookies kosher for Passover, but they are also gluten free and flourless! 


Ingredients

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  • 14oz bag of walnuts, ground
  • 1 stick kosher for Passover butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup potato starch (I use Manischewitz) 
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Grind the walnuts in a food processor until fine.
  • Cream butter and both sugars in a stand mixer until smooth.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Add ground walnuts and potato starch to the bowl and mix until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed. 
  • Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350º and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Using a small scoop, scoop dough onto the cookie sheet, leaving space in between each. 
  • Roll each scoop into a ball.
  • Using your fingers or the bottom of a cup, press each ball of dough down a bit. Bake for 13 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes and then move the cookies to a cooling rack.
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes

If you make these kosher for Passover chocolate chip cookies, we’d love to hear your thoughts. If you take a picture or share it on social media, don’t forget to tag us! Don’t forget to check out all of our other Passover recipes and crafts!

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  1. I haven’t used potato starch in cookies before. Sounds like something to try, these sound lovely x

  2. Glad I came over to this post. Been thinking of what to make/cook over this weekend and now I guess I have some recipes to follow. Thanks for this and the information too!

  3. Love that these are also gluten free! What a delicious chocolate chip cookie variation! It’s so much fun learning about the traditions of other religions. As we prepare for Easter over here, it’s nice to be able to celebrate the holiday season together in our own ways. For me, it’s the official start of spring and I’m so excited! Wishing you a beautiful Passover!

  4. I think this will be really good for any occasions! Must fill our choco chip jar with these!

  5. Love that these are made with a walnut base and that they are freezer friendly. It’s nice to be able to prep it 1x and have a few batches on hand anytime you want

  6. Oh my! This is such a really amazing recipe! It look so good! I know my family would love this so much!

  7. It’s great how many more food options we have nowadays. Not just gluten- free, but vegetarian, vegan, etc. You can find a way to serve most anything you like and still fit within the limitations of a specific diet.

  8. I love that you added a little history about Jewish culture in this. Great way to educate people on why they make and eat certain things, especially around the holiday season. Thank you for sharing.

  9. My family and I love chocolate chip cookies. I’m always up to trying out new chocolate chip recipes. Can’t wait to see how these taste. They sure look amazing.

  10. This is a lovely recipe. Ground walnut is sure to give the walnut flavour in addition to adding to the texture of the cookies.

  11. This looks so delicious. I can’t wait to make these cookies, it’s been a while 🙂

  12. A must try cookie recipe for me. I always wondered what to do with potato starch, and now I know! Thanks to you. Saved and printed out your recipe. This goes into my recipe collection!

  13. This looks delicious! I am definitely making it….Happy passover…I am so excited about this recipe.

  14. Such a tasty recipe which my kids would love. Can’t wait to make this with them over the weekend

  15. Oh yum, I love chocolate chip cookies. I need to make these. We love to have cookies in the house.

  16. These look absolutely delicius. I love the texture of them. I can’t wait to make them!

  17. Oh, these are the perfect cookies for my kids especially since you can make them gluten free! They look so delicious!

  18. These kosher cookies look delicious and sound like a great option for a gluten free treat!