If you want to enjoy traditional Purim cookies without worrying about gluten, then gluten free hamantaschen are the perfect solution! These delicious treats are made with almond flour and filled with date spread for a sweet treat that everyone can enjoy. With just a few simple ingredients, you can easily make almond flour hamantaschen right in your own kitchen.
What is hamantaschen?
If you've looked through my recipes, you'll know hamantaschen are no stranger on the blog. It's a traditional Jewish cookie made especially for the Purim holiday.
Purim is a Jewish holiday that usually takes place in March, and it commemorates the deliverance of Jews from their enemies in ancient Persia. People celebrate Purim by eating unique pastries like hamantaschen, dressing up in costumes, and giving gifts to friends and family members. It is also a time for prayer, charity, and rejoicing!
But you don't have to be of the Jewish faith to enjoy this delicious treat.
Gluten-free hamantaschen are perfect for anyone looking to make a tasty, wheat-free snack. Making these Purim cookies with just a few simple ingredients is easy.
Keep reading to learn how you can make your own delicious and healthy almond flour hamantaschen.
Tips for making the best gluten-free hamantaschen
Here are some tips to help you make the best Purim cookies:
Use almond flour for the dough
Almond flour is an excellent substitute for wheat flour, and it will give your hamantaschen an extra nutty flavor.
Use a cookie cutter
To get perfectly shaped hamantaschen, use a cookie cutter to cut out circles in the dough before filling them with your favorite jam or spread.
Fill with a sugar-free spread
Gluten-free hamantaschen can be made even healthier by using a sugar-free filling such as date spread. You can also use apricot jam, pecan nuts, or cinnamon apples!
Glaze with an egg wash
An egg wash will help give your hamantaschen a crispy, golden-brown finish. Just whisk an egg with a little bit of water and brush it onto the dough before baking. This step is optional.
Here are some questions people often ask about how to make these Purim cookies.
Do I need to use almond flour?
No, you don't have to use almond flour. Gluten-free oat or quinoa flour can also be used instead. Just keep in mind that the texture of your dough may not be as light and fluffy.
Can I use any kind of filling?
Yes! Feel free to experiment with different fillings. You can use jam, nut butter, or chocolate chips. Just make sure the filling is thick enough to stay inside the cookies once they're baked.
Can this cookie dough be made ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the dough up to 2 days ahead of time. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and store in an airtight container or wrap them in plastic wrap until ready to bake.
Do hamantaschen need to be refrigerated?
No, they do not need to be refrigerated. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
Can hamantaschen cookies be frozen?
Yes, they can! To freeze them, place the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag and store for up to 3 months.
Make these Purim hamantaschen cookies today!
Now that you know how to make gluten-free hamantaschen, it's time to get baking. These delicious Purim cookies are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. With just a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can whip up these tasty treats in no time.
So don't wait - get baking today!
More hamantaschen cookies recipes:
Want to try a few more purim cookie recipes at home? Check out some of these delicious treats:
- Pecan Pie Hamantaschen
- Apple Pie Hamantaschen
- Chocolate Hamantaschen
- Date Hamantaschen
- Vegan Hamantaschen Cookies
Gluten Free Hamantaschen (With Almond Flour)
- 2½ cups almond flour
- ¼ cup (60 grams) cold unsalted butter
- Pinch of salt
- Date spread (for the filling)
- Begin by combining the almond flour, butter, salt, and egg in a blender (or mixer) until dough starts to unify.
- Roll this cookie dough between two parchment papers until it is approximately ¼ inch thick.
- Cut out circles at desired sizes using either a biscuit cutter, a cup or knife.
- On each circle of dough, place ½ teaspoon of date spread and fold into triangle shapes with your fingers to close off the edges securely.
- Place these cookies on a baking pan lined with parchment paper and freeze for thirty minutes so they can be set properly prior to baking.
- Finally, preheat the oven to 160°C (or 325°F) and bake for 9-10 minutes per batch for delicious homemade treats!
- Happy Purim!
- These gluten free hamantaschen have very little sugar in them, just in the filling. If you want to add more sweetness then sprinkle powdered sugar on the baked hamantaschen.
- Feel free to experiment with different fillings. You can use jam, nut butter, or chocolate chips. Just make sure the filling is thick enough to stay inside the cookies.
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