One of the sweetest Purim traditions is baking, sharing, and eating hamantaschen, delicious triangular shaped and filled cookies. Hamantaschen are a perfect treat to add to your mishloach manot, Purim gift baskets. And, to ensure that all of your friends can enjoy these cookies, PJ Library Engagement Officer Lori has created a special egg-free and dairy-free recipe.
3 tablespoons ground flax
7.5 tablespoons of water
3/4 cup neutral oil
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 cups (600 grams) all purpose flour
Filling of your choice (jam, chocolate or peanut butter chips, etc…)
- Whisk the ground flax and water together. Then set aside for 5 minutes until the mixture is nice and thick.
- Now, mix all of the ingredients except for the filling in the given order in a large bowl.
- Set the dough aside for 15 minutes.
- Roll the dough out onto a floured counter or board until 1/4 inch thick.
- You may need to add more flour or a bit of spray oil to help with stickiness.
- Cut out circles using a cookie cutter or the rim of a mason jar lid.
- Fill your hamantaschen!
- Pinch each hamantaschen closed.
- Place each cookie on a parchment covered cookie sheet.
- Pop your cookies in the freezer for 6 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Bake your cookies for about 15 minutes.
Here are more tips plus a few recipe lists:
How To Fold Hamantaschen for Purim via My Jewish Learning
How to Make Perfect Hamantaschen via Kosher.com
Find everything you need for Purim here.
March 3, 2020