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I know there was already a Passover posting, but I thought I'd start a dessert specific thread. Mostly, I'm interested in any great brownie or cookie recipes, preferably simple ones. I just don't have the time this year to beat egg whites and do careful folding . . .

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    nearsighted lady

    Passover brownies are easy - I use the same recipe I use all year, with a straight substitution of either cake meal or potato starch for the 1/2 cup of flour. Does this affect the texture? Of course it does, but they do taste like brownies and are very much appreciated.

    1. I always used to make brownies for Passsover, but a few years ago I started making these Martha Stewart macaroons. They are so incredibly easy and everyone raves about them every year! I used to make two varieties -- all chocolate and chocolate chunk -- but this year I decided to make only the chocolate chunk. I'm a real chocolate person, but everyone always seems to favor the chocolate chunk.

      And to prove how easy they are, my husband, who cooks nothing, can make these.

      I've linked the chocolate chunk, but you can search the site for the all chocolate variety.

      Link: http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jht...

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      1. re: valerie

        Thanks! This recipe looks perfect. I also searched the Martha Stewart site and came up with a chocolate-almond macaroon recipe and a whole page with links to Passover recipes.

        1. re: kfk

          Let us know how you like them. By the way, I always double the recipe. And if there are any left over, you can stick them in the freezer and they hold up very well.

      2. Sorry I don't have it with me, so I can't paraphrase the recipe--but in the last Everyday Food, on the back page, is a recipe for flourless peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies that looks intriguing.

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        1. re: Grace
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          Bride of the Juggler

          Peanuts are not allowed on Passover for most Jews. It's possible that Sephardic Jews do allow peanuts, but I'm not sure. Thank you.

            1. re: Bride of the Juggler

              Why? I thought it was just unleavened bread. If it were about things that rise when cooking, sponge cake would certainly not be allowed. If it were about things that swell up when they cook, then Matzo Balls would not be allowed. So confusing.

          1. I have a wonderful recipe that is easy but not very healthful (it's just 8 days, right?).

            I promised a few days ago that I would post it. Unfortunately, our home computer is ill with a trojan horse. I will try tonight to download it. If I can't do it by Shabbat, I will post it Monday.
            Thanks for your patience, p.j.