Passover “Oatmeal” Raisin Cookies

Passover "Oatmeal" Raisin CookiesI have been going to Kosherfest for quite a few years now.  While it is a lot of fun, and I never leave hungry, I am often underwhelmed in the pastry department…until this year. This year I came across a new and exciting Passover granola cleverly named Matzolah by Foodman’s Original.  Their Maple Nut Matzolah even won for best new Kosher for Passover product of 2012 and I agree!  As soon as I sampled some I knew that I wanted to develop some sort of Passover dessert with it.  The granola has great texture from sweet raisins, crunchy nuts, and is naturally sweetened with Vermont maple syrup.  It sort of tastes like crushed up oatmeal raisin cookies (minus the oats which are not considered Kosher for Passover).

Matzolah Cookies

 I already have delicious Passover recipes for double chocolate nut cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and banana chocolate chip muffins, but I wanted to offer something delicious without going into a chocolate coma.  I was convinced I could use Matzolah in place of oats to make Passover “oatmeal” raisin cookies, and I did!  These cookies are dense and moist with the right amount of crunch.  I like lots of raisins in my cookies so I added extra raisins but it’s totally optional since the Matzolah is already loaded with raisins.  These cookies do not taste like they should be Kosher for Passover which is exactly what I look for in a Passover dessert.  They are a nice change from all those desserts overloaded with chocolate.  If you see some Maple Nut Matzolah this year I urge you to pick some up and try these cookies!  

Passover "Oatmeal" Raisin Cookies
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Serves: 3 dozen
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups Maple Nut Matzolah
  • 1 cup matzoh cake meal
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • 1 package vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the margarine with the sugars until combined.
  4. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until combined.
  5. Add in the Matzolah, cake meal, potato starch, pudding mix, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  6. Finally, add in the raisins and mix until combined.
  7. Using a cookie scoop or two spoons, drop a 2 tsp. amount of batter onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies just start to brown on top. Allow to cool for a few minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to cooling rack because the cookies will be very soft. Once cool they will firm up a bit.

For more information about Matzolah such as where to purchase, check out their website: http://foodmannosh.com.

For more exciting Passover desserts check out the links below!


  • Those cookies look amazing! What’s the consistence of the matzolah in the tin?

    • It looks like granola! Mixing it into the dough with an electric mixer breaks it down enough, but if you were planning to mix these cookies by hand I would recommend crushing the Matzolah a bit beforehand.

    • LilMissCakes

      It looks like granola! It breaks down a bit in the stand mixer but if you are making these without one, I might recommend crushing the Matzolah a little bit before mixing into the dough.

  • i love oatmeal cookies, but i always replace the raisins with chocolate chips

    • LilMissCakes

      Ha, that’s totally fine!

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    What a great idea to use Matzola in place of oatmeal! I tasted their product at KosherFest and it was great. Wish I could make these on Pesach but I can’t use even half of the ingredients!

  • Alison Barnett

    These are awesome! I will def be trying these on Pesach!

  • These look delicious! I love the Matzola when I tasted it at Kosherfest, but I haven’t seen it in the stores here. I may try these cookies with my homemade matzah granola and see how they turn out (although I am also in the chocolate chip camp when it comes to oatmeal cookies)

  • I blogged about Matzolah too; it’s a wonderful new product. I love Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and you’ve cleverly created a Pesach substitute. Have to try these.

  • Great idea using the Matzolah instead of the oats! I love that stuff- even my matzah hating brother gobbled it up!

  • Just pinned onto Pinterest! Love this recipe!

  • Happy to see more Matzolah recipes! Yum!

  • beautiful!

  • Adorable cookies!

  • So creative.

  • I randomly bought Matzolah and agree. It’s amazing. Best Passover food ever. Don’t think I have enough to make the cookies because I’ve been eating all of it! Your recipe looks great though.

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    This looks delish!