These cookies are the most exciting Passover sweet treats we have seen in a long time – because they don’t taste like Passover sweet treats!
And this recipes comes with a lovely story all the way from Wales in the UK.
In the early 1950s, Eve Graf encouraged the many refugee members of the newly founded Cardiff community to enliven the synagogue’s social events with their baking skills – in those days the smell and taste of almonds and vanilla was incredibly luxurious. Diana Soffa, who shared Eve’s recipe with us, says that the almond slices are the only reason her own family survives Passover.
This recipe makes one batch of almond slices and one batch of thumbprint cookies. The topping is for the almond slices, so if you wish to make cookies only, you will only need to make the dough for the base and it will yield around 50 cookies.