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.


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.


  2. Nammi says:

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


  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.


  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.


  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! 🙂


  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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