Friday, March 9, 2012

A Tale of Hamantaschen

If you choose to celebrate Purim, you will definitely want to make some Hamantaschen, which is a 3-sided cookie that is supposed to resemble Haman's hat.  Here is one easy recipe I found for making this cookie.

Traditionally, these cookies are filled with a prune or poppyseed filling.  I didn't think this would go over so well with our kids, so I was excited when I discovered this variation of Hamantaschen that used a brownie filling!!!  Yum!  :)

I excitedly mixed up both the cookie dough and the brownie filling on Wednesday evening and refrigerated it overnight, expecting to quickly roll them out and bake them on Thursday morning.  This is what they looked like when I placed them on the pan . . .

and this is what they looked like when I took them out of the oven.  :(

No matter what I tried, the brownie batter ran all over the pan!  What a fiasco!  I eventually, dumped the dough from my failed attempt in the trashcan, baked the remaining brownie batter in a small pan, and started over!!!  :(

With two hours until our party started, I hurriedly mixed up this recipe!  I filled them with strawberry and blackberry jam (which I had on hand), and this how they turned out . . .

Success at last . . . . with not a moment to spare!  I closed my eyes to the MESS all over my kitchen, and rushed out the door for homeschool co-op with our precious Hamantaschen!!

Just thought you'd like to know the rest of the story!  ;)


tlmalcolm said...

A fig jam would be yummy in these cookies also.

Mrs. White said...

You did a marvelous job! We enjoy Purim so much!

Mrs. White
The Legacy of Home

busymomof10 said...

Thanks Mrs. White! Do you have a favorite recipe for Hamantaschen?

4a90fef8-9035-11e3-bb40-000bcdcb471e said...

A couple of suggestions for your brownie filling -

1. You might have used a little too much filling, depending on the size of your circles you generally don't need as much as you think you will.

2. Check out for instructions on how to fold - I have found this folding method, as opposed to pinching, to be foolproof.

Good luck!

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