Passover Chocolate Espresso Cookies
An unusual dessert for your seder.
By Tamar Fox
Passover desserts are a conundrum. There are plenty of very rich flourless chocolate cakes out there, and you can find any number of Passover recipes for dry and heavy cookies. But if you want something that's light and a little different, it can be hard to find a recipe that satisfies.
A few years ago my family stumbled across a recipe for Chocolate Espresso Cookies that called for very little flour, and my mother decided to try it on Passover, substituting cake meal for flour. The cookies were a success, and now we won't begin the holiday without a few batches of these treats ready and waiting. They're the perfect dessert for a heavy seder meal, and a sweet treat for the intermediate days of the holiday.<<< Less
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together cake meal, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl melt bittersweet chocolate and margarine. In a third bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar, espresso powder, and vanilla until very thick and pale, about 3 minutes. Stir the egg mixture into the warm chocolate. Mix in dry ingredients, chocolate chips, and ground walnuts.
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