What’s not to love about hamantaschen? The word conjures up images of buttery goodness wrapped around jam or poppy seeds or occasionally something more exotic like chocolate or nuts. But what happens when you really push the envelope? Here are eleven recipes that are too crazy not to try!
What’s a better filling for cookies than … more cookies? Shannon Sarna at The Nosher combines Jewish form with Dutch flavor in her Speculoos Hamantaschen, which makes use of the traditional Dutch cookie butter that seems to be cropping up everywhere these days.
Several cooks have taken inspiration from the fact that Purim coincides so closely with Girl Scout Cookie season this year. Pragmatic Attic combines mint and chocolate into Midnight Mint Hamantaschen redolent of Girl Scout Thin Mints, while Kitchen Tested offers Girl Scout Samoa Hamantaschen.
Take your hamantaschen and … put a stick in it? Miriam Pascal does at Joy of Kosher. She presents a recipe for Hamantaschen Truffle Pops which, if they aren’t baked goods, are at least sweet and do come in the traditional triangular shape.
And who says hamantaschen are just for dessert? With a few savory bites, hamantaschen could become your whole meal! What Jew Wanna Eat offers up some outside-the-box thinking on the traditional cookie, including two savory treats we’re dying to eat: Savory Caramelized Onion Hamantaschen and Pita and Hummus Hamantaschen, while Melinda Strauss at Kitchen Tested offers up an inspired recipe for Cheddar Biscuit Hamantaschen.
I hope I’ve inspired you to get creative this Purim — and perhaps even invent some crazy hamantaschen of your own!