Purim is here--that means costumes, giving to charity, sending gifts to friends, and, hamantaschen! If you've never made them before, hamantaschen are triangular cookies that are traditionally eaten on Purim. These treats are usually filled with jams, poppy seeds, or, in modern interpretations, chocolate hazelnut spread.
Don't be intimidated by making filled cookies, the recipes below feature no-fail hamantaschen hacks and semi-homemade secrets.
Don't forget to share photos of your tasty creations with us on Facebook and Instagram.
Working Mom's Hamentaschen
This is the first recipe that popped up when we searched for the easiest hamentaschen recipes on the internet. The secret? A box of yellow cake mix. The entire recipe involves only five ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes--an easy, last minute treat to make, just in case you forget that you volunteered to bake for your community's Purim carnival.
The Easiest Hamentashen Recipe on the Internet
Is it the easiest recipe on the internet? You be the judge--but you will be a hit with this from scratch dough. Another tip from the My Jewish Boston bloggers? Try using premade cookie or pie crust dough for "slacker hamentaschen"--just double check that the brand you purchase is kosher.
Easy No Fuss Hamantaschen
The author promises that this from scratch recipe is actually easier than any semi-homemade shortcut using pizza dough, cookie dough, or pie crust, she's tried.
Here are more tips plus a few recipe lists:
8 Recipes That Prove Hamantaschen Are the Best Kind of Cookie via Food And Wine
36 Mouthwater Hamantaschen to Make This Purim via BuzzFeed
How To Fold Hamantaschen for Purim via My Jewish Learning
How to Make Perfect Hamantaschen via Kosher.com
February 14, 2017