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Kosher Cookie and Bar Recipes

Kosher cookies and bars are often non-dairy so they can be eaten after festive meat meals.
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Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies (Pareve)
A recipe for kosher, non-dairy Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (Pareve)

Almond Horseshoes (Parve)
These kosher and parve Almond Horseshoe Cookies can be served with tea at the end of a Sabbath or holiday meat meal. These cookies are festive, light, nut-flavored, and chocolate-dipped.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate and Nuts
A kosher, dairy-free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe made with chocolate chips, nuts and coconut oil.

Brownies - Double Chocolate Gooey (Parve)
Years ago my cousin served this as the Sabbath lunch dessert. It is easy to make, can be served after a meat meal (it is parve), and loved by children. I suggest adding this Double Chocolate Gooey Brownie Recipe to your Shabbat pareve dessert recipe collection.

Chocolate Chewies (Pareve)
Looking to bake some tasty treats with your children today? Try this simple recipe for Chocolate Chewies from Paula Weinstein and Julie Remer's cookbook, Our Customers' Favorites. These flour-less cookies can be packed into a Purim food basket and made during Passover.

Chocolate Chip Cookies - from Levana Kirshchenbaum (Parve or Dairy)
Too many times I've wanted to make Chocolate Chip Cookies, but discovered that either my margarine was not soft enough (at room temperature) or I did not even have margarine. So I was thrilled to find the recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies made with vegetable oil in Levana Kirshchenbaum's cookbook, Levana's Table.

Gabi Elmakeas' Chocolate Walnut Cookies (Parve or Dairy)
As he took me on a tour of his parve bakery in the Dan Eilat hotel, head Pastry Chef Gabi Elmakeas shared this recipe for kosher Chocolate Walnut Cookies.

Honey Oatmeal Cookies (Parve)
While these crispy Honey Oatmeal Cookies are delicious anytime of the year, I especially bake them for the holiday of Succoth. I like to cook with honey in the autumn in the hopes of a sweet new year, and my kids love to eat these treats in our Sukkah.

Chocolate Croissants - from Susie Fishbein (Dairy or Parve)
Who would think to put a delicacy like croissants in a kosher cookbook for children? Susie Fishbein, of course. Susie has developed a recipe for Chocolate Croissants that is simple enough for children to make, and tasty enough for both children and adults to eat!

Israeli Chocolate Balls (Parve)
A long, long time ago, when I was in preschool in Israel, I used to make these treats. And today in Israel, preschool children continue to make them. Israelis call them Kadori Shokolad (Chocolate Balls), but elsewhere they are referred to as truffles. By rolling them in a variety of coverings (powdered sugar, coconut, or candy sprinkles), they can make a colorful dessert.

Lemon Bars (Parve or Dairy)
Lemon Bar Cookies, with their shortbread base and tart, sweet lemony filling, are perfect when you want to serve a variety of casual desserts. They add color, especially when accompanied by raspberries or blueberries, and a different texture and flavor.

Meringue Cookies - from Susie Fishbein (Parve)
Meringue cookies take time to prepare and bake, but the work itself is simple. I made these meringues with my 6-year-old, as the recipe came from Susie Fishbein's Kosher by Design: Kids in the Kitchen cookbook. When the cookies came out of the oven, I was surprised to find the best-tasting meringues I've ever eaten.

Pumpkin Doodles - from Susie Fishebein (Parve or Dairy)
This is another unique, easy to make, and amazingly delicious recipe from Susie Fishbein. The recipe comes from her Kosher by Design - Entertains cookbook. I serve these parve Pumpkin Doodle Cookies, next to Chocolate Pecan Pie and Apple Pie, for dessert on Thanksgiving.

Quick Kosher Cookies (Parve)
An enthusiastic visitor to the About.com Kosher Food site and mother of three has contributed this Quick Kosher Cookie Recipe. It is very easy to make with just four ingredients and four steps. And it is very versatile as a variety of cake mixes and mix-ins can be used. Surprise your kids today with these tasty treats.

Rugelach (Parve or Dairy)
Rugelach means "little twists" in Yiddish and refers to yeast dough rolled around a sweet filling. Traditional rugelach dough contains cream-cheese, and traditional rugelach fillings are chocolate, raisins and nuts, or preserves. This popular pastry has Jewish Ashkenazic (Polish) origins.

Oatmeal Cookies (Parve)
I have a confession to make. Please don't tell anyone. I pretend to make these Oatmeal Cookies for the kids, but I actually make them whenever I'm craving a hearty, sweet treat. Shhhh....

Oreo Balls (Dairy)
My wife came back from Atlanta with this recipe for Oreo Balls, claiming that these cookies served at her nephew's bar mitzvah were extraordinary. My first reaction was that buying Oreos means not having to prepare treats, as Oreos are treats enough. But my second reaction, after my wife prepared the Oreo Balls herself, was that mixing cream...

Coffee Meringue Cookies (Pareve, Passover)
I was looking for a lite, easy-to-serve, sweet dessert to end the Passover Seder. I tested these Coffee Meringue Cookies this Shabbos, and everyone, even the kids, loved them. In addition, they had a surprisingly pretty appearance as the coffee grains give the meringues a nice color and stripe. Best of all, I can prepare these a few days before...

Wedding Cookies (Dairy)
In Mexico, they are called wedding cookies. In Russia, they are called tea cakes. And in Europe, they are called Butter Nut Balls, Viennese Sugar Balls or Snowballs. Whatever you call them, their round-shaped, butter nut flavor, and powdered sugar coating make them a festive treat.

Blondies (Parve)
I got this recipe from friend A and served it to friend B. Then friend B told me that she was the one who originally gave this recipe to friend A. Use this neighborhood recipe to get the great taste of chocolate chip cookies in a quarter of the time.

RFCJ Newsgroup: Cookies, Pastries
RFCJ Newsgroup (rec.food.cuisine.jewish) archives recipes sent in from different Jewish ethnic streams (Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Yemenite, etc.) and communities around the world. Recipes posted to this newsgroup respect the basic framework of the Jewish dietary laws. The recipes separate dairy and meat, and they do not call for non-kosher ingredients.

Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies (Parve or Dairy)
My wife brought this Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies recipe to Israel with her from America. The recipe makes good use of the fresh pecans from my parents' pecan tree. And since these sweet treats freezes so well, this is the perfect make-ahead dessert for holiday meals or celebrations with lots of guests.

Chocolate Raspberry Bars (Parve or Dairy)
Want to serve a great tasting and easy to make dessert that isn't the same old same old? Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer published this delicious kosher Chocolate Raspberry Bars recipe in their cookbook, Our Customers' Favorites. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shekalim Cookies (Parve or Dairy)
In honor of Shabbat Shekalim, Meryll Page sent in this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Shekalim Cookies. On Shabbat Shekalim Jews read how God commands Moses to take a census of adult males by having them each pay a half-shekel. Moshe counts the money to see how many men are available for military service. The half-shekel is used initially to...

Traditional Mandel Bread (Pareve)
Mandelbrot, which literally means almond (mandel) bread (brot), is a twice-baked hard bread similar to Italian biscotti. For classic, rich-tasting mandel bread, follow these directions, provided by Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer, EXACTLY as they are written.

Whole Wheat Choco Chip Cookies (Parve)
These Chocolate Chip cookies are unique because they are made with oil instead of margarine and with whole wheat flour instead of white flour. The kids devoured them, even though they are healthy cookies. And my 12-year-old son commented that he felt more satiated after eating these whole wheat cookies than he usually feels after eating baked goods.

Seven Layer Bars (Dairy)
These Seven Layer Bars are too sinful for everyday, but they are perfect for celebrating special occasions. My wife inherited this recipe from her mother and is known for giving these delicious bars to families celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah. This dessert is the kind of treat that simcha guests will remember.

Torah Cookies (Dairy or Pareve)
During the holiday of Sukkot, you can make these fun Torah Cookies with your children. They will enjoy the holiday togetherness, and they will feel proud when you take the cookies out of the freezer and serve them on Simchat Torah. What a sweet way for your family to start the new year!

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