I was never a huge fan of hamantaschen as a kid. I just couldn’t understand the appeal of prune filling — or worse, poppyseed! — folded inside a dry, crumbly cookie.
In the last ten years, however, hamantaschen have been enjoying a revival: bye bye prune, hello Nutella.
Here are 17 new sweet and savory recipes that have me rethinking my old stance on hamantaschen.
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#1. Black & White Cookie Hamantaschen by Kitchen Tested. Talk about indulgent! Black and white cookie butter is stuffed inside this perfectly iced cookie!
#2. Red Velvet Hamantaschen with Cream Cheese Filling & Drizzled Chocolate by What Jew Wanna Eat. These red beauties seriously appeal to me. They’re like a danish, a cake and a cookie all rolled into one!
#3. Lemon Bar Hamantaschen by Style It Kosher. Ohmygah, I’m so excited to try these. Lemon bars are one of my top three favorite desserts of all time!
#5. Girl Scout Samoa Hamantaschen by Kitchen Tested. It’s a Girl Scout cookie for Purim! Delicious.
#6. Mint Chocolate Hamantaschen by What Jew Wanna Eat. My favorite flavor combination — mint and chocolate. Don’t these cookies look incredible?
#7. Double Chocolate Mint Hamantaschen by Jew Hungry. Here’s another great choice for the chocolate mint lovers among us! This one looks enticing, too!
#8. Gluten-Free & Nut-Free Chocolate Hamantaschen by Elana’s Pantry. Not just for my gluten-free friends, Elana Pantry’s delicious recipes are great for anyone with allergies.
#9. Peanut Butter & Jelly Hamantaschen by Lil Miss Cakes. Do you have kids who live on PB&J sandwiches? This recipe is a great way to delight them on Purim.
#10. Hamantaschen with Sprinkles & Candy Bits by yours truly. I’m not a very original baker, but I figured I could toss some sprinkles and candy pieces into anything and earn rave reviews. Turns out I was right!
#11. Peanut Butter Filled Brownie Hamantaschen by Overtime Cook. Two great tastes that taste great together!
#12. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Chocolate Hamantaschen by With Love and Cupcakes. Sigh. Cookie dough? Stuffed inside a cookie? Must.make.these.
#13. Savory Caramelized Onion Hamantaschen by What Jew Wanna Eat. If you prefer savory over sweet, these inventive pastries look amazing!
#14. Taco Hamantaschen by Kosher in the Kitch. These would be perfect for your seudah, especially if you’ll have a lot of kids at your table. And if you’re a vegetarian, there’s a meat-free taco hamantaschen version, too.
#15. Sushi Hamantaschen by Busy in Brooklyn. Now we’re talking! Another perfect recipe for your seudah.
#16. Cauliflower-Paneer Samosataschen in a Rich Chickpea Flour Crust from Bon Appetit. Oh my goodness. This looks a bit involved, but as a lover of Indian food, I think well worth the effort.
#17. Pizza Hamantaschen by yours truly. For the less adventurous home cooks out there (you’re in good company, don’t worry), you can always “cheat” with these pizza hamantaschen. You can even use jarred sauce and pre-made dough — I promise not to tell anyone!
Looking for more Purim inspiration? Check out this list of 101 Mishloach Manot ideas.
What’s your favorite hamantaschen recipe?