Kosher for Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies
It took me about four tries but I finally did it!
As I'm finding, Passover baking is HARD. I guess I thought I could just replace flour with equal amounts of potato starch, almond flour or matzah meal. Not such is the case. These flour substitutes don't quite rise, bind and taste like their chametz counterpart; all that being said I inhaled two of these cookies for breakfast, so I don't worry too much for my sweet tooth this Pesach.
Makes 24 cookies
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups potato starch
1 cup matzoh meal
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Soften the butter by beating it with a rolling pin or mallet. This will soften the butter while still keeping it cold. Cut the butter into cubes and place it in a large bowl, or bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and mix until well combined.
3. Continue to mix and add the baking powder and salt, followed by the matzoh meal and potato starch.
4. Lastly, add in the chocolate chips and use a spoon or spatula to fold them into the batter.
5. Refrigerate for at least two hours, up to several days. The longer you refrigerate them the better result you will yield.
6. When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F
7. Use your hands to form the batter into 24 equal size balls. Transfer the balls to a parchment lined baking sheet.
8. Sprinkle with finishing salt.
9. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, until the bottoms begin to brown. Remove from oven and let cool before enjoying.