As you probably know, Purim (The Jewish holiday celebrating the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who planned to kill all the Jews) is quickly coming. To Celebrate we bake hamantaschen cookies also knows as Purim cookies and send them in a mishloh manot (sending portion) to family and friends.
chocolate filling for hamantaschen
Maybe you’ve never heard of hamantaschen cookies? These cookies are famous for their triangle shape and always contain some form filling. This time, because the dough has dark color, I wanted to use a filling that can be seen so I chose a white chocolate spread, although you can use any spread you like, such as peanut butter, jelly, milk chocolate spread, Nutella etc.
I am sharing a delicious chocolate hamantaschen cookies that are the traditional Purim dessert. The dough contains cocoa powder and makes the cookies chocolaty and yummy. (That’s all anyone wants to hear when it comes to cookies, right?!) For vanilla hamantaschen, check out my recipe for vegan hamantaschen cookies. In addition I have other hamantaschen recipes to choose from- gluten free hamantaschen, apple pie hamantaschen, and even savory hamantaschen, check out my Purim recipe index to get them all.
Enjoy this fabulous holiday and this easy to make recipe!
Chocolate Hamantaschen Recipe
- 1 cup (140 grams) flour
- 5 tablespoon (50 grams) powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 stick (100 grams) butter (cold, cut to cubes)
- 1 egg
For the filling:
- 1 cup white chocolate spread
- In a blender bowl, blend the flour, butter, cocoa powder and powdered sugar until it becomes a crumbly mixture.
- Add the egg and continue to blend until the dough starts to unify.
- Shape the dough into a disc-shape on baking paper and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Take the dough out of the refrigerator and roll out on a floured surface.
- Using a glass or a round cookie cutter, cut circles out of the dough.
- Fill each dough circle with 1 teaspoon of white chocolate spread and close the dough into a triangular-shaped cookie.
- Sprinkle the sprinkles on the filling
- Place the cookies on a baking tray.
- Place the baking tray with the cookies in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Heat the oven to 170°C / 350°F with the fan.
- Bake the cookies for 14 minutes. Check them after about 10 minutes to see if they are ready, and if they are, take them out.
- Indulge with a coffee or cup of tea and happy Purim!