Chef Gabi's Chocolate Walnut Cookies

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. They have a uniquely light, meringue-like texture and a delicious chocolatey-nutty taste. 

Prep Time: 15 m
cook time
Cook Time: 10 m
Yield: 30-40 cookies
Course: Dessert
Occasion: Shabbat
Skill: Easy
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 grams) sugar
  • 20 ounces (550 grams) good quality chocolate
  • 2.5 ounces (75 grams) margarine (or butter)
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons (one 13 gram package) baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups or 10 ounces (300 grams) walnuts, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups or 10 ounces (300 grams) chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  3. Melt chocolate and margarine in the microwave or in a double boiler. Gradually a
  4. dd to eggs and sugar mixture. Mix well.
  5. In a small bowl, mix flour with baking powder. Then fold into batter.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  7. Drop 1 teaspoonfuls of dough 1 inch apart onto cookie sheets.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.