Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pesach Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

We are being a little cookie crazy here in my house.

The cookies keep flying and after Pesach we can reduce our sugar intake again, I hope!

Anyhow, my latest is chocolate chocolate chip cookies...

Here's what you do:

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies for Pesach

2 T. ground flaxseed + 1/2 cup almost boiling water ( or 2 eggs)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup oil 
1 1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup cake meal (finely ground matzah meal)
1 cup potato starch
1 cup ground coconut or ground nuts
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 bag chocolate chips

Mix flaxseed with hot water and let stand 10 min OR beat the eggs.
Add vanilla, oil, and sugar and mix very well.
Add dry ingredients and then stir well
Fold in chocolate chips
With wet hands, form balls and FLATTEN them into cookie shape, and place on lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 min (12 if you use eggs instead of flaxseed)
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

Allow to cool fully before serving
THEN - enjoy!
Perfect with coffee...

If you try these, please let me know what you think! Thanks!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pesach Chocolate Chip Cookies

We needed cookies BIG time.

See, my cousin came over and she said "it's not worth it to eat Pesachdik cookies, just go straight for the chocolate so you're not disappointed".

Well, that was a challenge. I said, "just wait 20 minutes and then tell me if it's really not worth it..."

And this is what I made:
Preheat oven to 175 C
Line a cookie sheet with parchment/baking paper

2 T. ground flaxseed + 1/2 c. hot water OR 2 eggs
1/4 c. oil
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 - 2 c. sugar (yes, that's a lot. you can cut back if you like)
1 cup "cake meal" (finely ground matzah meal)
1 cup potato starch
1 cup ground coconut
1/2 cup ground nuts
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
chocolate chips (I splurged and used almost a whole bag)

Mix flaxseed and water and let stand 10 min, or beat the eggs together.
Add oil, vanilla and sugar, and mix really well
Add dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon. 
Fold in chocolate chips

Form cookies and place on cookie sheet, and bake for 8-10 min if you've made them with flaxseed. You'll need a few more minutes if you make them with eggs, I assume 12-14 minutes... (I wet my hands so the dough wouldn't stick to my fingers)

Makes about 3.5 dozen cookies

before baking
ready to eat!

Let cool for a few minutes before serving


Everyone here loved these cookies! Please tell me what you think of them!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mislabeled Cookies!

This recall is SUPER important for people who are allergic to peanuts.

Packages of Peanut Cookies for Pesach were mislabeled as Coconut Cookies for Pesach.

The product in question is produced by "Tvuot Bar Mazon" and the affected product are their "Chagigat Ha'Aviv Peanut Cookies" in 400g containers, with an expiration date of 21.09.2014. Some are mislabeled as "Chagigat Ha'Aviv Coconut Cookies."

If you've purchased a package of these cookies, thinking they are coconut cookies, they may in fact be peanut cookies.

The product is being recalled, but consumers who have purchased these cookies can return them to the store where purchased for a refund, and can call 03-906-8621 with any questions.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Saving money, a bit at a time...

So I just spent a ridiculous sum of money, since we are about halfway through our kitchen overhaul.

I figured it would be prudent to find a way to save a few shekels this week. That won't really make a dent in the thousands I have to pay, but it makes me feel better (a tiny bit) to say I saved money.

So here is what I did:

Found a place that had lots of produce priced between 90 agurot/kg and 1.90shekels/kg, and what we bought there (plus toilet paper at 63 agurot per roll and milk at 5 shekels/L) is the bulk of this week's grocery shopping, except that we do plan to start the Pesach shopping this week!

Found a place to buy goats' milk - organic even - for less than I've been paying, so I know where to get it from now on!

Found a place to buy specialty goats' milk cheeses for many, many shekels less than I've been seeing, so I'll be able to get some before Pesach!

Gave away a bunch of clothes to make us feel less crowded in our house.

Sold a bunch of nearly perfect condition clothes (for very little, but that's the way it is with second hand clothing).

Washed and set aside a few other things I'd like to sell.

Doesn't seem like much, but some days I just need to feel like "every drop counts"!

Did you save any money this week?