Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Delicious Date-filled Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen (Haman's Hat)
Servings: 16 cookies
  • For the dough
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour, plus more as needed
  • For the egg wash
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • Date Filling:
         1/2 to 1 C. chopped dates
         2 Tbs. orange juice
         1 tsp. cinnamon
         2 Tbsp water
          Cream first five ingredients together in a large bowl.  Gradually add flour until the dough is soft, but not sticky.  Chill overnight or several hours.  Mix ingredients for filling in blender or food processor. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface and cut 3 inch circles. Place a teaspoon of mixture on center of the circle and fold up sides as shown below to form a triangle.  Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Note: It is very important to tuck the bottom fold under on the left and over on the right (the last step) or else the cookies will burst open in the oven.


  1. Those look yummy! We're planning to study Persia (and Esther!) next year. I've just added your cookies to our activity list.

  2. Hi, Tonia. Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad the recipe is helpful for your study! I plan on having a unit study on Esther and Purim available over the summer, so check back in again. Blessings!

  3. Ooh! These look great! They're earning a spot on a pinterest board of mine :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi, Yuliya. I'm so glad you stopped by! I hope you enjoy the recipe:)