My grandma made these cookies for Pesach every year. They are far from healthy and they never look inviting, but they are easy, cheap and taste so good.
- 6 Matzes
- 3 eggs
- 150 Gr white sugar
- 100 Gr raisins
- 100 Gr almonds (optional but recommended)
- pinch of cinnamon (like, a lot of pinches actually ;-))
- Zest of half a lemon
- Spoon of maizena
- Bottle of baking oil or butter
- Break the Matzes in 4 equal parts and drown them in water until they go soft.
- After they go soft, take the Matzes pieces out of the water and sqeeze them until all the water is out and you have a drained substance.
- Put the subtances together in a bowl and add the eggs, sugar, zest and cinnamon (don’t hold back). Mix this all together thoroughly.
- If the mixture is too moist, add the maizena.
- Using two spoons, create small balls of the mixture. The ball size is the portion size.
- Take a low pan and fill for 1/3 with oil/butter. Heat this to about 150 degrees Celcius.
- Put the balls in the oil/butter and while baking flatten them using a fork.
- Turn the flattend balls around until both sizes a golden. Some black spots should be expected, those are the raisins getting fried 😉
- When the flattend balls are all golden and bounce back when you press them down with the fork, they are done.
- Let the cookies cool down