This cookie recipe for Pesach is a total crowd pleaser.
Everyone from your kids to your husband to your mother and mother-in-law won’t be able to keep their hands off these.
These cookies are Pesach friendly* and you can make them with either white beans or sweet potatoes (trust me on this) depending on your dietary preference.
The recipe below yields a dozen cookies—which I can tell you from experience will go quickly—so make two or three batches for the holiday, depending on how many guests you’ll be hosting.
These cookies are:
Slightly crisp on the outside
Not oily or greasy at all
- 1 ¼ cup cooked white beans (for those who eat beans on Pesach) or cooked sweet potato puree (for those who do not eat beans during the holiday)
- ¼ cup natural almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup honey or 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup matzo meal (can use gluten free matzo meal)
- 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (use a dairy, nut, and soy-free version)
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Food processor
- Rubber spatula
- Medium bowl
- Two baking sheets
- Parchment paper
- Preheat the oven to 350 F
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
- Rinse white beans multiple times with the colander.
- Put white beans (or sweet potato puree) almond butter, vanilla, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a food processor
- Mix until very smooth, scraping down the sides of the container when necessary
- Transfer the dough into a mixing bowl and fold in the matzo meal and chocolate chips
- Place rounded tablespoons of the dough evenly spaced 2” apart on the baking sheets
- Bake for approximately 20–24 minutes, or until they turn golden brown
Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and allow them to cool before serving or storing.
*Pesach traditions vary widely, and some foods are eaten only in some communities on the holiday. This menu assumes the broadest definition of Kosher for Pesach ingredients.
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