Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies

I used to be terrified of Passover baking until I came across a flourless cookie recipe that blew my mind.  This recipe for Double Chocolate Nut Cookies saved Passover!  You may think I am being a little dramatic, but baking for Passover is tough!  A dessert that is “good enough for Passover” is just not good enough for me.  I pride myself on serving up delicious desserts at all times, no exceptions, no excuses.  I am currently on a mission to develop at least one delicious treat every Passover.  I am excited to share my recipe for chocolate chip cookies with you!

Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies

I developed this recipe one night and was eager to test it out.  I took out my new pink Kitchenaid and mixed up a batch of dough.

Passover Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

The cookie dough looked perfect, just like regular cookie dough, so I put them in the oven.

Cookies fresh from the oven

They came out of the oven looking great.  Yes, that is a matzoh oven mitt.  It’s not Passover until I pull out my matzoh oven mitt!  Now the final test; how did they taste.  Delicious!  If I hadn’t baked these with my own two hands, I would not have believed they are Kosher for Passover!

cookies in the center of the seder plateThe secret ingredient in these cookies is vanilla pudding mix.  It gives the cookies a great texture and flavor.  Every Seder (traditional Passover meal) should end with these cookies.

Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are great because they are Kosher for Passover and non-dairy.  Happy Passover from my little slugger!

my little sluggerP.S. What are you baking for the holiday?

Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies
Serves: About 3 Dozen

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 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

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the margarine, brown sugar and sugar.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until combined.
  4. With the mixer on low speed add in the matzoh cake meal, potato starch, vanilla pudding, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.
  5. Add in the vanilla and chocolate chips.
  6. 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.
  7. Happy Passover!

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  • judy

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to try it out!

  • Emily

    These cookies were amazinggggggg!!

  • judy

    The cookies were incredible!! Thick and soft…….it’s what i’ve been trying to get with regular recipes during the year but have been unsuccessful.
    They will be a staple dessert every Passover. Thank you.

    • Melissa

      Yay! Judy, I’m so glad you liked these! To get the same texture in regular chocolate chip cookies try adding a packet of vanilla pudding mix to your standard recipe. I hope to post my regular recipe soon.

  • Iris Horowitz

    Looking forward to tasting some of your delicious recipes. I live in Illinois, but try to get to NY/NJ regularly.

    • Melissa

      Great! Iris, I hope you try my recipes soon and let me know what you think!

  • Sandy

    What type of pudding for the choc chip cookies? Is it instant or regular?

    • Melissa

      I usually use the instant pudding mix.

  • Sharon

    these were great! Would they also be good with chocolate pudding to make a chocolate chocolate chip cookie?

    • Melissa

      Sharon, good thinking! This was definitely on my mind for next year. It will probably be amazing.

      • Sharon

        Can you use oil instead of the margarine. Would it be any different?

        • Melissa

          You can use oil instead of margarine. They might spread a little more.

  • Stacy

    Unfortunately, this recipe is not kosher for Passover. Instant vanilla pudding has corn starch in it which is on the no-no list. I’m going to try it with a little potato starch so the cookies aren’t hard.

    • Melissa

      There are Kosher brands that make Kosher for Passover vanilla pudding mix. If your local store doesn’t carry it, try finding it online.

  • Stacy

    What I meant to say is that I’m going to follow recipe but leave out pudding. Remember there is kosher for Passover baking soda, brown sugar and chocolate chips at most grocery stores.

    • Melissa

      You can leave out the vanilla pudding if you can’t find Kosher for Passover pudding mix but Im not sure how they will turn out. Good luck!

  • Stacy

    After calling around to different grocery stores I finally found one that carried the kosher pudding!! I haven’t baked the cookies yet but I caught my son eating the batter. When I informed him that it was a Passover cookie recipe he couldn’t believe it because it tasted so good. I’ll let you know how everyone likes them after tomorrow night.
    The reason I stopped at your website was because of your terrific cakes. They are really impressive!! I especially like the boat. It reminds me of my father on his speed boat. Wish you lived in Atlanta.

    • Melissa

      I’m so glad you were able to find the pudding mix! You will not be disappointed. Thanks for all your kind words, Happy Passover!

  • Sharon

    I made a batch with the chocolate pudding as well. They are delicious. I hope my family stops eating them so that I will have enough to serve for the Seder. Thanks for the great recipes.

    • Melissa

      That’s great news! I always have to hide my cookies so they won’t get finished before the meal. Happy Passover!

  • channa potash

    made the choc chip cookies twice-for first days & last- big hit!!! They were devoured.
    Thank you for sharing. They are my new favorite choc chip cookie for pesach.
    Any idea how to use the vanilla pudding in a reg choc chip recipe with flour?
    Or better yet do you have a choc chip cookie for the rest of the year to share?

    • Melissa

      I do have a chocolate chip cookie recipe made with vanilla pudding for the rest of the year. That’s how I came up with the idea. I hope to share the recipe soon but until then, try adding a packet of pudding mix to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and see what happens. You should get a cake-like cookie. Yums.

  • Hindy Garfinkel

    Those do not look like Passover cookies! I will have to try them!

  • Susan Rothenberg Greenspan

    can you tell me what size pudding mix?

    • LilMissCakes

      I use one box of whatever brand I find, I’ve used every size, it doesn’t seem to matter!

  • Elyse

    I just made a batch for passover. They are incredible!!!!!!!

  • Beth

    We discovered these a few years ago and have been making them ever since. They are seriously amazing! Batter tastes a little like matzah but once they’re cooked you would never know they are KFP! Always a hit at the Seder! Thank you!!

    • LilMissCakes

      You are so welcome! These are a family favorite. I find myself making more and more batches each year!