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Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies


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Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • Ready Time : 0 min


3 dozen


  • 1 cup margarine (2 sticks)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup matzoh cake meal
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • 1 pkg. vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the margarine, brown sugar and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until combined. With the mixer on low speed add in the matzoh cake meal, potato starch, vanilla pudding, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined. Add in the vanilla and chocolate chips. Using a 2 Tbs. size cookie scoop, drop the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are slightly brown for a soft and chewy cookie. Bake 12-15 minutes for a crispy and crunchy cookie.

Happy Passover!

About Melissa Kaye Apter


Melissa is a classically trained pastry chef who uses her expertise to create delicious kosher desserts. She started her baking blog, Lil' Miss Cakes, to share her easy kosher pareve recipes and over the top cookies and cake creations. �Yum!




53 Responses to Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. avatar says: dkny

    The cookie recipe looks great but do you have any ideas on substitution for the cake meal? We do not eat gebrokts and therefore do not use cake meal.

    • Ok, someone just mentioned that they substituted almond flour for the cake meal. I haven’t tried it yet but this is a great idea.

  2. Can I use use butter instead of margarine?

    • avatar says: mposner

      I’m going to try it. I substitute butter for cookies most of the time.

  3. Dkny, try leaving out the matzah cake meal but increase the potato starch to 3/4 cup. I haven’t tried this but it should work well.

    Kbrown, you can definitely use butter instead! Those cookies will be out of this world!

    Let me know how everything turns out!

  4. we don’t use margarine for Pesach
    how much oil would be substituted?

    Thanks so much can’t wait to make

    • You should use the same amount of oil as margarine- 1 cup. The dough will probably be softer, you might want to chill the dough before baking ifit’s too tough to handle.

    • I found it better to substitute a half a cup of apple sauce and half a cup of oil for one cup of margarine, it makes the consistency of the “dough” less oily and more like I used margarine

  5. Could someone tell me what kind of pudding is used in this recipe? Thanks

  6. Hi Melissa,
    We’re having company for Pesach who are watching their sugar intake. FYI, I used Xyletol for the sugar and sugar-free vanilla pudding—it came out great! I did not have to refrigerate it first…Of course, I’m storing it in a Tupperware Modular container to maintain its optimum freshness! I’m predicting I will have to make more on Chol Hamoed!

    • Rochelle, that’s a great tip! Thanks for sharing, I will have to try these modifications for my family!

  7. avatar says: Penina1

    these are by far the BEST KFP chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had!!!!! thank you so much for posting!!!!!!

  8. I have to say these were absolutely amazing and don’t taste like passover cookies at all!

    If you are looking for a fun dessert, we took some of the cookies and made ice cream sandwiches out of them and then stuck them in the freezer to harden. So yummy!

  9. avatar says: Stephanie

    We are having Passover dinner at my church this coming Sunday and will be having some Jewish friends attending. This may sound like a crazy question, but I am not familiar with all of the kosher rules and want to make sure I do not offend anyone. I was told that using instant puddings was not kosher. Is this not true? Would this recipe be a good one to use for our Passover dinner?

    • Instant pudding is okay for Passover as long as it is a kosher for passover pudding. It is a great recipe.

  10. avatar says: Beth

    We made these last year and they were amazing. Nobody could tell they were KFP! Couldn’t wait to make them again this year but now I’m seeing that the recipe calls for an electric stand mixer, which I have at home but not at my parent’s where we are now out-of-state. Is the the stand mixer really necessary, or could we use an electric hand one?

  11. avatar says: Suzanne

    Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies, i saw someone’s comment to replace cake meal with another 3/4 cup potato starch, has anyone tried this out for non gebrokts and if it came out just as good?

  12. avatar says: Sue

    There’s a Passover Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe I would like to make. One of the ingredients is 1/4 cup Potato Starch. What can I substitute for the Potato Starch? Is there another recipe that doesn’t have Potato Starch?

    • I don’t know about other recipes. You can try leaving out the potato starch, but it’s really there to hold the cookies together. I replaced the flour in the recipe with a combination of matzah meal and potato starch and found the results to be perfect. Good luck!

  13. avatar says: chumi


  14. Just made these and I know they won’t last long! They are delicious!

  15. I followed your recipe and it came out as moist as an all-year recipe. I can’t thank you enough.

  16. avatar says: Hope

    Can I use matzo meal instead of matzo cake meal?

    Can I use potatoe pancake mix rather than potatoe starch?

    • You can use matzoh meal instead of the cake meal but the batter may be a bit lumpy. Should still taste great though!

  17. avatar says: rivkas

    This recipe sounds great and appreciate all the substitutions, but my parents come to me for Pesach and are very strict and don’t eat any processed foods, is there a substitute for the vanilla pudding mix or can it be omitted?

    • The pudding mix is the secret for making these soft and puffy. You can leave it out but you will have a completely different cookie.

      • avatar says: Ngb

        Silly question: the pudding mix is used in it’s powdered form, correct? TIA :)

        • No question is silly! Yes, the pudding mix is added in powder form, straight from the package.

          • avatar says: Natalie

            Thanks so much, my daughters are very excited to make these. I forgot I had asked this question here, and re-asked it again today. I am a total Passover scatter-brain this week!

  18. avatar says: Zipporah

    I have made these for the past few years. My recipe calls for 1 3/4 cups cake meal and NO potato starch.
    They bake beautifully!! This year I will try the oil and apple sauce substitute. Much healthier!!

  19. avatar says: Lori

    I’d like to try making these as bars instead of cookies, just to save time. Have you ever done this? If so, which size pan did you use successfully?

    • i haven’t tried that but a 9×13 should make nice cookie bars. Let me know how it turns out!

  20. avatar says: Eleene

    Can you freeze them?

    • They freeze perfectly! I bake tons of batches right before Passover and freeze them in freezer ziplocks. We take them out as we need them.

  21. I have been using almond flour instead of the Cake meal and it came out fabulous. I am trying this substitution on other recipes . Has anyone else done this?

    • This is a great idea, I would love to try this! It’s perfect for people who don’t eat gebrokts.

  22. The cookies look fabulous!!
    I’m wondering about the baking soda – I can’t find it anywhere. Is it okay to omit it or replace it with something else?

    Thanks soooo much!!

    • According to most, there are many baking sodas that don’t need special Passover certification. Just be sure to check which brands are permissible and buy a new box.

  23. avatar says: Genie

    Is it possible to substitute something for the eggs? I have a son who is allergic and it is tough to find recipes for him?

  24. avatar says: Natalie

    I want to make these today, they look amazing. Can anyone tell me if the vanilla pudding is used in it’s powdered form? I assume so since you add it in with the dry ingredients, but I’d rather double-check.
    Thanks, Chag Sameach to all!

  25. avatar says: Natalie

    Made these with my daughters, excellent recipe! They don’t taste like usual Passover cookies. Love the addition of the pudding mix. Making these will become a yearly Passover tradition in our house. Thank you!

  26. I don’t have any instant vanilla pudding. Is there a substitute?

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