Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It seems like Jacob's school dismisses early just about any time there's a holiday even remotely nearby, so when Purim rolled around, Meredith decided that the afternoon was a perfect opportunity to make Hamentashen with Jacob.

She found the cookie recipe from Second Helpings, Please!, the only Jewish cookbook with Jell-o recipes (although none of them involve suspended vegetables), and made up the filling recipe from scratch.

With Jacob's help rolling and cutting the dough before filling, they were about 90-minutes in before my mom arrived to relieve Meredith and continue on with Jacob finishing off the second two trays of cookies. It's the first time he participated in the full process and didn't lose interest. Meredith was very proud of him - and very exhausted.

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These chocolate-filled Hamentashen are the perfect Purim treat that can be enjoyed any time of the year.
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • for brushing milk
For chocolate filling
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.2. Combine eggs, oil, sugar, baking powder, water, orange juice, salt and flour and mix until dough is soft and not sticky. Add additional flour if necessary.3. Let stand for 15 minutes and divide into 4 equal parts.4. On a floured board, roll to 1/4" thickness and cut into 4" circles.5. Place a spoonful of filling in the centre of each circle and form triangles by folding up the sides and pinching the corners.6. Brush with milk.7. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
For filling:

1. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on medium-low power watching carefully to not burn the chocolate (microwave times vary).
2. Mix in sugar, egg, butter, milk and vanilla until thoroughly combined.Note: the butter should melt from the heated chocoate. If it doesn't, put it back in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 50-60 cookies
Dough recipe based on Second Helpings, Please!

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  1. Yum, they look so cute and totally mouth watering. Anything with chocolate, bring it on :)

  2. Yum! Kinda funny, since I just posted a rugelach recipe yesterday.

  3. Looks delish. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.


  4. I've never had these before. They sound incredible. Thanks for sharing!


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