Three Types of of Hamantaschen

I like hamantaschen when they are free formed and overflowing. One of my pet peeves is biting into a dry, under-filled hamantaschen. As you can see, I took “free formed” quite literally. Buzzfeed recently posted a list of 32 crazy hamantaschen flavors. Up to a couple weeks ago, the only flavors I knew could go…

Hamantaschen

It’s almost a month past Purim and I’m finally getting around to posting these cookies! Better late than never. Who needs Purim to make delicious jam filled cookies? Hamantaschen cookies can be dry with the only burst of moisture or flavor coming from the filling. This recipe adds brightness and moisture to the cookie itself…

Hamantaschen

Happy Purim! So I’m a day or two late, but we still enjoyed these magnificent little hamantaschen. Beware: they are smaller than the usual huge deli versions so it’s very easy to keep poppin’ them in your mouth. The cookie is a perfect balance of crunch and chew, and the filling is whatever you want…

Happy (Belated) Purim: Chocolate Hamantaschen

First let’s talk about Purim (which took place March 10, ’09). The history: A holiday not in the Torah, but from the Book of Esther. The story is in and read from the Megillah. Esther married the King of Persia (without him knowing she was Jewish). The king’s aide, Haman, wanted to kill the Jews….