Hamantashen are sweet cookies traditionally filled with jam and shaped like triangles. They are a Jewish specialty for the Purim holiday. If you haven't tried them, you should. They're easy to make and lots of fun.
Newtella Hamantashen are sure to impress. Very revolutionary, I know. But very, very delicious.
NOTE that the Newtella will harden while it bakes. It's still delicious, but it's a different kind of delicious!
Ingredients for the Dough
- 5 1/2 - 7 cups flour
- 3 eggs (plus one extra for egg wash, if desired)
- 2 sticks margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 325*.
- Combine all of the dough ingredients in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. (Start with 5 1/2 cups of flour and work your way up to 7 if you need it.) Mix the dough for a few minutes until it's well combined and not at all sticky. (Add flour as needed.)
- Divide the dough into about four even balls. Working with one ball at a time, roll the dough about 1/3 inch thick. Cut it into 3-inch rounds using cookie cutter, glass, or any other round object you have in your kitchen.
- Place a teaspoon of Newtella in the center of each circle.
- Form the rounds into triangles by pinching the corners closed.
- If you want glossy shiny cookies, make an egg wash by beating one egg yolk with a little water. Brush the cookies with the egg wash before baking for 15-20 minutes until golden. Cool for at least 15 minutes on the tray and then transfer to racks to cool completely. Eat within a few days or freeze for later.