Easy strawberry Hamantaschen recipe

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Baking strawberry Hamantaschen cookies at home is so much easier than you think. You might have seen these jelly-filled triangular cookies at your local store but they are so much better when you bake them from scratch.

The pastry is usually filled with jelly or chocolate, and I found this great strawberry Hamantaschen recipe that is super easy to make. What are Hamantaschen? During the Jewish holiday of Purim, it’s customary to eat these cookies symbolizing Haman’s ear, or Hamantaschen, due to the fact that he was plotting to kill all the Jews in Persia. 

During the Jewish holiday of Purim, it's a tradition to serve cookies resembling Haman's ears. Here is an easy and delicious strawberry Hamantaschen recipe.This festival celebrates the heroic actions of queen Esther to save the Jewish people from Haman’s evil plot. Children dress up in costumes, and the Book of Esther (called Meguilat Esther) is read to remind us of the story. Each time Haman’s name is mentioned, your are supposed to boo him or make noise with groggers.

The pastry is usually filled with jelly or chocolate, and I found this great strawberry Hamantaschen recipe that is super easy to make. All Jewish holidays have traditional foods, and Purim is no exception. These cookies are delicious, and even if you can buy them, they are so much better when you make them from scratch.

The pastry is usually filled with jelly or chocolate, and I found this great strawberry Hamantaschen recipe that is super easy to make. Of course you can substitute the strawberry jam for your favorite filling, like Nutella.

Strawberry Hamantaschen recipe

Makes about 30 cookies

Baking time: 15 min

During the Jewish holiday of Purim, it's a tradition to serve cookies resembling Haman's ears. Here is an easy and delicious strwaberry Hamantaschen recipe.Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 ¼ cup flour (plus additional for flouring the surface)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter
  • 3 egg yolks, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • ½ cup strawberry jam

Instructions

During the Jewish holiday of Purim, it's a tradition to serve cookies resembling Haman's ears. Here is an easy and delicious strwaberry hamantaschen recipe.

  1. In a food processor, combine sugar, flour, and salt.
  2. Cut the butter into pieces and add to the food processor. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add two egg yolks and pulse to combine.
  3. Slowly add the water, only adding enough to make the mixture stick together as a dough.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured sugar and knead two or three times, until the dough becomes smooth. Divide the dough in half and wrap each ball in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. When ready to bake, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. (To bake the entire batch together, you will need two baking sheets.)
  6. Roll the dough to ⅛ inch thickness and cut into a circle using a biscuit cutter, round cookie cutter, or drinking glass. Place the circles on the baking sheet. Continue reworking the dough until all circles are cut.During the Jewish holiday of Purim, it's a tradition to serve cookies resembling Haman's ears. Here is an easy and delicious strwaberry hamantaschen recipe.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining egg yolk with a teaspoon of water to create an egg wash. Lightly brush each circle with the egg wash.
  8. Drop a teaspoon of jam in the center of each dough circle. Fold the circle into a triangle (folding the circle on three sides) and lightly press the corners into a point.
  9. Refrigerate the cookies for 20 to 30 minutes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  11. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

During the Jewish holiday of Purim, it's a tradition to serve cookies resembling Haman's ears. Here is an easy and delicious strwaberry hamantaschen recipe.If you want to mix things up, try filling a few Hamantaschen with strawberry jam, others with apricot, and some with Nutella or a chocolate spread. Everybody will surely enjoy this Purim treat!

Strawberry Hamantaschen recipe

During the Jewish holiday of Purim, it's a tradition to serve cookies resembling Haman's ears. Here is an easy and delicious strwaberry Hamantaschen recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 ¼ cup flour (plus additional for flouring the surface)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter
  • 3 egg yolks, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • ½ cup strawberry jam

Instructions

    1. In a food processor, combine sugar, flour, and salt.
    2. Cut the butter into pieces and add to the food processor. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add two egg yolks and pulse to combine.
    3. Slowly add the water, only adding enough to make the mixture stick together as a dough.
    4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured sugar and knead two or three times, until the dough becomes smooth. Divide the dough in half and wrap each ball in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    5. When ready to bake, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. (To bake the entire batch together, you will need two baking sheets.)
    6. Roll the dough to ⅛ inch thickness and cut into a circle using a biscuit cutter, round cookie cutter, or drinking glass. Place the circles on the baking sheet. Continue reworking the dough until all circles are cut.
    7. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining egg yolk with a teaspoon of water to create an egg wash. Lightly brush each circle with the egg wash.
    8. Drop a teaspoon of jam in the center of each dough circle. Fold the circle into a triangle (folding the circle on three sides) and lightly press the corners into a point.
    9. Refrigerate the cookies for 20 to 30 minutes.
    10. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    11. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

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