Newtella Hamantashen for Purim

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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
  • 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 325*.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.
  4. Place a teaspoon of Newtella in the center of each circle. 
  5. Form the rounds into triangles by pinching the corners closed.
  6. 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.

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