Lazy Hamantaschen – Not

This year, in honor of this food blog, I made hamentashen for the first time. This is a recipe that I found on line. The title naturally appealed to me. 

It reminds me of my sugar cookies and I liked the fact that I didn’t need to roll out the dough. Other than that, hamentashen are not for the time challenged and best shared as a fun group and not solo activity.

Lazy Hamantaschen – Not

1 cup oil

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs

4 cups flour

Instructions 

Using food processor:

Mix eggs, sugar in a food processor until blended. Slowly add oil through the feed tube and then add the vanilla.

Add flour and pulse until just blended.

I use plastic wrap to shape dough into 3 logs. I then wrapped them in parchment paper and foil and froze them until ready I was ready to assemble and bake them.

Before assembling the hamentashen, thaw slightly and slice dough approximately 1/4 inches thick.

I flattened the dough, placed the filling in center of dough and then pinched it together to create a triangle.

Bake at 350°F until done, about 20 minutes.

Source: “The Jewish Holiday Do-book”

This is my own recipe that I made up as a filling for the hamentashen.

Raisin-Date- Apricot Filling for Hamantaschen

2 cups pitted dates (approximately)

1 box (15 oz.) sultana raisins

1 cup dried apricots (approximately)

1 lemon zested and juiced

1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 

1/2 cup water (approximately)

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional, but I thought it made it taste better)

Instructions 

Boil all ingredients in a pot until soft. Be careful not to add too much water.

Blend using an immersion blender until smooth. The mixture should be quite thick.

Mixture can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for several days, or frozen.

Here are the pictures: 

Preparing the dough:

 

Shaping the dough into logs:

  

Slicing the dough:
  

This is the filling:

  

Et voilà! The final outcome:

  

Outcome: my husband’s response to the cookies was pretty funny. 

He said, “they may not look good, but they taste great!” 

Raizel said: “they are hard, but they taste great!”

In particular, Jay loved the filling. Any leftovers can be used as jam. 

Jay also thought that the filling would make a great glaze for chicken.

I was very happy that the cookies held their shape. I guess that’s why the dough is so stiff. Plus, since it was homemade, the ingredients were all natural with no dyes, additives or preservatives. 

Hopefully, others will enjoy them too.

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40 thoughts on “Lazy Hamantaschen – Not

  1. atribeuntangled March 24, 2016 at 1:40 PM Reply

    I used to love hamentashen. Wow, I hadn’t thought about those for years. Thank You for reminding me of the 3 corner hat delights. I hope everyone enjoys them.

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  2. Pan March 24, 2016 at 1:40 PM Reply

    Cinnamon is never optional 😄
    I do love cinnamminninimmin..

    I bet the filling would be great in several recipes..

    Sometimes backhanded compliments are the best ones 👍

    I’m not a cookie monster but I bet I use this filling in one of my recipes and I’ll be sure credit you for it 😊

    Great pictures and post !

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged March 24, 2016 at 1:46 PM Reply

      The filling is the best part. The cookie part is less so. I think the challenge is to make the dough stiff enough so the cookie won’t fall apart when baked, but not so tough that they are hard to bite. It is certainly easier to buy them but they are often full of dyes, additives and preservatives.

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  3. Lana-Once Upon a Spice March 24, 2016 at 2:39 PM Reply

    The filling sounds amazing! Lovely recipe!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. nancyruth March 24, 2016 at 5:08 PM Reply

    Love your title! I am sure the effort was worth it. That filling sounds wonderful just by itself!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lynz Real Cooking March 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM Reply

    wow these are lovely Carol!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Parul Singhal March 24, 2016 at 11:49 PM Reply

    Cookies looks so tempting Carol..

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Chitra Jagadish March 25, 2016 at 3:20 AM Reply

    Wow this filling sounds great. …. Hamantaschen looks so delicious Carol…

    Liked by 1 person

  8. anotherfoodieblogger March 25, 2016 at 7:31 PM Reply

    I have never heard of this but it sure looks like it would be yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Spotlight Gesundheit March 26, 2016 at 8:12 AM Reply

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Sheryl March 26, 2016 at 6:18 PM Reply

    They look wonderful to me. The varying shapes just makes them look more interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. sabitha March 27, 2016 at 12:53 PM Reply

    Yummy!! They look so tempting 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. CHCooks March 29, 2016 at 4:03 AM Reply

    Carol.. these look amazing 🙂 You have done a great job!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Cathy Lynn Brooks March 30, 2016 at 10:08 PM Reply

    I’ve never heard of them but they sure look interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

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