By Erin Grunstein @erin.eats.mtl
Poppyseed or prune or one of the myriads of other flavors – that is the question (on Purim). What flavor should I make? What will everyone like?
Well, now, you don’t have to choose – make unstuffed hamantaschen that your guests fill themselves! By not filling them yourself, you also avoid your hamantaschen fillings spilling out and making a mess while baking.
And also, the cookie dough recipe I’m sharing below is fabulous to work with. It doesn’t require chilling in the fridge or any fancy equipment. It can also be halved if you just want a taste.
To serve these at your Purim party or Seudah, add lots of topping and filling options to bowls and then add them to a big board with your unstuffed hamanatschen! See how pretty it comes together?
3/4 cup oil
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
About 3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Once well combined, mix in flour and salt to form a ball.
3. Roll out dough to be one-fourth-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut circles.
4. Instead of filling your hamantaschen and pinching, you’re going to roll the edges of the dough inwards, forming three walls. Roll until their corners meet and pinch the corners closed. Use your fingers to straighten the three walls.
5. Bake for about 12 minutes.
6. Once cooled, you can fill however you’d like! Some options are: caramel, lotus cookie butter, vanilla pudding, marshmallow fluff, chocolate hazelnut spread, jam, and of course lekvar and poppyseed filling!