What the heck is a Hamantashan??
Wikipedia definition: A hamantash is a filled-pocket cookie or pastry recognizable for its triangular shape, usually associated with the Jewish holiday of Purim and Haman, the villain in the Purim story. The shape is achieved by folding in the sides of a circular piece of dough, with a filling placed in the center.
This used to be one of my favorite holiday treats growing up, so I figured it was about time that I made a version I could enjoy without the stomach pain after. These are of course gluten and dairy free and they are made with no refined sugars. You can also fill these with jam, jelly, compotes, other chocolate, almond butter, literally anything! Use this dough as a vehicle for all the fillings you want. Let me know if you have any questions. Happy baking 🙂
- 1 and 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 6 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 bar chocolate (melted for filling)
Optional: add another different type of filling! Have fun with it.
TIP: READ ALL THE STEPS FIRST
- Create the dough! Mix all wet ingredients first and then add in the dry. Mix well with a whisk, but then use your hands to kneed. The dough should easily form a non sticky ball and should be mold-able
- Once the dough is ready, place the ball on a non stick surface (I used parchment paper) and roll the dough flat. You want the dough to be thin, but not too thin where you can’t handle the dough without ripping
- Use a circle cookie cutter (I used a mason jar lid!) to create the cookie shapes. Cut out as many circles as you can with the rolled out dough.
- With the leftover pieces of dough that did not make it into a circle, roll the dough pieces back together, flatten them back out with the roller, and repeat these steps until you have no more dough left. I was able to get about 15 cookies from the dough
- Pinch together three corners around each circle to create the triangle shape. Make sure to press the corners together tightly so they don’t open up in the oven
- Tip: if you are weary of your baking skills and you are worried about the cookies holding their shape, place a cube of chocolate on the inside of the cookie and then pinch the corners around it. This will melt into the center as it bakes and help keep the cookie in it’s triangle shape. You can also pre-add the jam or jelly before baking and then pinch the corners together which will also help it keep it’s shape
- Place the cookies on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes at 350
- Let them cool, add the fillings if you didn’t already, or add more! ENJOY