Pantry Cleaning Biscotti Recipe

You know those fridge-clearing soup recipes? The ones, where you can make good use of random vegetables or stock cupboard ingredients by adding them to a loosely-defined soup recipe. After Pesach, my pantry is always exploding with two of everything..and it all just sits there. This is a robust cookie recipe based on Kosher Palette’s Chocolate Chip Sticks. It can take a lot of switches and additions and still taste pretty good you just have to keep the general idea the same. It is easy and requires no mixer.  Typically, for the weeks after passover this is my staple dessert, and no one would believe its made with matzo meal, but you can throw in oat, nuts, ground quinoa or anything else you have.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 1 cup oil (you can substitute 1/2 cup with applesauce)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup matzo meal (Fine meal works best. You can also use whole wheat flour, oat flour, or ground almonds.)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (or baking m&ms, toasted walnuts, almonds, cereals or raisins)


  • Preheat oven to 180. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine oil and sugars in a large bowl. Mix well. Add egg and vanilla and mix again. In a second bowl mix flour, matzo meal (or other pantry replacement), baking soda and salt with a fork. Add to the egg/oil mixture and stir until ingredients are blended.
  • Fold in chocolate chips or other pantry extras.
  • Form dough into 2” wide logs. (I made 3 logs). Place onto the prepared baking sheets
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, checking after 20 mins or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 10 mins. slice while slightly warm. An optional extra: drizzle with melted chocolate.

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