It’s the (not so) wonderful time of year again. All around me, observant Jewish housewives are desperately cleaning out their pantries, trying to use up any chometz ingredients (leavened grain products, forbidden on Passover). I did an inventory of my pantry recently, and was kind of horrified at the amount of stuff I have to use up before Passover comes in a couple of weeks.
I think the most surprising thing I found was a box of pancake mix. Not to knock those who love pre-made mixes, but I am dead against them. A recipe calling for cake mix is an insult to my abilities as a baker. I periodically make pancakes- from scratch. I don’t know how this box came to exist in my pantry, but I did a little searching online and was thrilled to find a great way to put the pancake mix to good use. Why of course it’s a cookie. How did you guess?
These cookies a) are ridiculously easy to make, b) are a great combination of a pancake and a chocolate chip cookie and c) have an amazing maple flavor. Not enough reasons to make them? Sorry, you’re impossible to please.
Chocolate Chip Pancake Cookies:
Adapted from Little Bitty Bakes
Note: I doubled this recipe and it still didn’t make that much.
4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
2 Tablespoons honey
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 cups “just add water” pancake mix
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the butter, honey and maple syrup. Stir until combined. Add the pancake mix and stir until fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Use a medium cookie scoop (or a tablespoon) to drop the dough (it will be pretty thin) onto the prepared trays. Leave about 2 inches of space between cookies. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool for a couple of minutes on the tray, then completely on a wire rack.
Thanks for coming by! I hope you love these as much as all of my tasters did! I also had a package of Oreo cookies and some graham cracker pie crusts. Stay tuned for my fun ways of using those up. -Miriam