Passover Rocks and Cherry-Almond Rocks

For favorite Passover recipes from my kitchen, please see Essential Passover from Scratch: Recipes and Stories from My Mother’s Kitchen

From Nanas recipe card box.

These were my dad’s favorite Passover cookie. I’m going to bake up a batch tonight.

Passover Rocks

Mix together:

  • 2 c. matzo cake meal
  • 2 c. matzo farfel
  • 1-1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. raisins
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix in:

  • 2/3 c. butter, melted (and more as needed)

The “dough” is very crumbly. Drizzle in enough additional melted butter so that you are able to press together a small cookie and it will hold its shape.

Drop by teaspoon, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

For Cherry-Almond: substitute dried cherries for the raisins, omit cinnamon, and add 1/2 tsp. almond extract with the butter.

Cherry almond rocks (back row), and traditional Passover rocks (front row).

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