And the countdown to Purim begins! With just a few days until celebration time, my family and I are preparing our playlist, busting out the crazy costumes, and gathering ingredients to whip up a batch of delicious hamentashen cookies.
In case you aren’t familiar, hamentashen are pastries that are filled and then folded into the shape of a three-cornered hat. Traditionally, this treat is filled with poppy seeds. But, in the spirit of getting flexible, I’m going to show you some of my favorite filling ideas. Plus, don’t forget to check out the video below as I show you step-by-step how to easily fold your treats!
Flexible Filling Ideas
Keep It Simple
If you’re looking for something quick and easy then you can simply reach for your favorite jelly, jam, or fruit preserve. Spoon a small dollop into the center of your dough and then fold away.
Bump It Up A Notch
If you’re making homemade hamentashen cookies for your kiddos then grab a jar of peanut butter and create a fun peanut butter and jelly version!
If you prefer a sweeter taste then sprinkle a few white chocolate chips on top of your fruit spread instead. Or, take things one step further and go all out with my drooly White Chocolate Raspberry Filling recipe.
How do you like the idea of a cheesecake filled hamentashen cookie? Well, if you’re looking to splurge then you may want to check out this drooly 3-ingredient cheesecake filling by Kosher In The Kitchen. Yummmmm!
Really, the possibilities are endless. So get creative and have some fun!
How To Fold
Check out this quick video of me a few years back. I show you how easy it is to fill and fold your holiday treat:
If you follow my stories on Instagram then you may already know that I’m currently writing and recipe testing for my COOKBOOK! In my book, I will share my favorite gluten-free hamentashen cookie dough. I can’t wait for you to try the full recipe for yourself. But, until then, enjoy these flexible ideas.