Hamantaschen

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are making Hamantaschen. I voted for this one to see Dorie’s take on this Purim cookie. I learned how to make hamantaschen from Faye Levy’s International Jewish Cookbook. Her One, Two, Three Cookie Dough recipe has been the staple in my family. I have varied the fillings but usually do poppyseed raisin. 

Back when my son was itty-bitty, I could get him to cook with me. I had him folding hamantaschen like a pro. Now I can’t get him into the kitchen to cook, teenagers.

Dorie’s version of this cookie is very different. I have never made a cookie dough with oil before and it was soft to work with. The dried fruit I used in my filling was dried cherries, figs and raisins. My husband said the filling was excellent. These cookies cook up crisp and are very different from the ones I make. My son said they tasted like a cracker. I am partial to the ones I make but Dorie’s version are growing on me. 

Hamantaschen page 283. To see what others thought head over to Tuesdays with Dorie.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Interesting. My cookies were not crisp at all and yes, the dough was VERY hard to work with! I'm interested to make these with a different dough.

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  2. Nammi says:

    they look very cute , my elder one is 11 and I am dreading the teenage years.

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  3. Cakelaw says:

    Cherries, figs and raisins would have made a great filling. Dried cherries are hard to get here and very expensive. I used mixed fruit (currants, sultanas, raisins), figs and apricots. I liked these too.

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  4. Summer says:

    They look and sound yummy. Too bad they were not to your liking. I thought the dough was the best part but then again it was my first time making them.

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  5. that filling does sound excellent! perhaps combine it with your other dough sometime? one day your son will be glad he has these life skills! 🙂

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Your son looks like he's doing a great job there! I've never made these before so I had nothing to compare them to, your original poppyseed filling sounds really good!

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