Light and Fabulous: Passover Crescent Cookies


Every year my sister, Julie, bakes with her college friend, Toby, and they make dozens and dozens of wonderful Passover desserts. I’m in awe when I go see what they have cooked up in the kitchen in just one day. They are always trying new Passover dessert recipes, but some have been passed to them by their other college friend, Elaine. Elaine’s mother, Joan May, told them about this recipe for Crescent Cookies a few years ago. Since then, this recipe has been a staple dessert on Passover in Julie’s and Toby’s homes.  Sometimes they dip them in chocolate, but I personally like them with a small dusting of powdered sugar. They are airy, light and so incredibly addictive. They taste nothing like a Passover cookie (no offense to Passover). They are great and only 5 ingredients. Thank you Toby, Julie, Elaine and Joan for letting me share this recipe with my readers.

Passover Crescent Cookies

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Prep Times:

15 minutes


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
11/2 cups ground pecans
13/4 cups matzoh cake meal
Confectioners sugar or Semisweet chocolate chips (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 375F.

2. Cream butter, sugar and egg until blended. Add nuts and cake meal, mixing well. Shape dough into crescents and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. (Note: These expand so made them smaller than you want.)

3. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Dust with powdered sugar or melt chocolate and dip in chocolate.

5 thoughts on “Light and Fabulous: Passover Crescent Cookies”

  1. I don’t bake often, but these look like something I could handle. I think I agree with you, I would probably prefer them without the chocolate. Thanks for the recipe!

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