Sprinkle Hamantaschen

These are sweet & pretty. The recipe is from KOSHER in The KITCH I made them last year and they were a big hit so did them again this year. I always make hamantaschen with some friends, which will be another post sometime, and then over the last few years I have been having my great nieces & nephews & some of their friends for a hamantaschen bake! They love the recipe with the sprinkles so that is our ‘go to’ now! ***The original recipe is a bit dry so I put in about 1/4 cup less flour and then when I am rolling out the dough if it needs more flour it picks it up then…roll on a floured service and sprinkle rolling-pin with some flour, then that is enough. I fill mine with Nutella or chocolate chips. I have not tried the cream cheese filling in the original recipe. I will write out the recipe as I make it but here is the link to the original. My recipe is inspired by KOSHER in the KITCH

Here is the link to the original recipe

http://www.kosherinthekitch.com/funfetti-cheesecake-hamantaschen/

 

Here is my adapted recipe

Sprinkle Hamantaschen

Ingredients

2/3 cup sugar

1/2 oil

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/4 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup sprinkles

Filling

chocolate chips

Nutella

 

Method

  1. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the sugar and oil together.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  3. Add the vanilla
  4. Combine the flour & baking powder
  5. Add the flour/baking powder to the wet ingredients. Mix well
  6. Add the sprinkles and mix briefly. Do not over-mix. I found there was quite a bit of sprinkles left in the mixing bowl, so I just scooped them up and mixed them in with my hands and kneaded the dough a bit to make sure they were incorporated into the dough.
  7. Divide the dough in half, reserve one half, roll the other one on a lightly floured surface
  8. Using a glass or a round cookie cutter, cut out rounds of dough.
  9. Put in the filling *** do not overfill or the cookies as they will open up as the fillings melt. Usually I put in about 10-12 chocolate chips & in the Nutella ones no more than a scant teaspoon
  10. Form the dough into a triangle shape around the filling…envision  the circle divided  in 3 …bring one edge of the circle together and pinch the edges, then bring the other side of the circle together, pinching edges and then the third side together to form the correct shape. Leave a bit of an opening in the middle if you like.
  11. Bake on a lined cookie sheet for approx 12-15 minutes. Check after 10 minutes.. The baking time really depends on the thickness of the dough.
  12. Cool on wire racks

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Young hands forming their Hamantaschen!

 

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