Chocolate Chip Hamantaschen

i thought I was finished making hamantaschen this year.. after making over 200 … I thought I wrote down how many I made but didn’t!

I made Hamantaschen with some friends & this year we did it on zoom..we made some filled with apricot… some with a prune raisin filling…and some with poppyseed..I used the poppyseed filling recipe from Bon Appetit.. it was delicious.

i usually have my great nieces & nephews over to bake hamantaschen every year but… we did it this year over zoom!

I decided to make the chocolate chip ones from The Nosher. Mine did not look as beautiful as the ones they posted on line but they are delish! I will post some my not-so-nice pictures & then the good ones! There were suggestions for fillings so I tried dome Duece de Leche .. which did not work. it leaked out all over the place… I did not have any Nutella but I do have some large marshmallows & chocolate chips! I cut the marshmallows into pieces kind of the size of mini marshmallows… & added a few chocolate chips. The fist batch opened up & the marshmallow bubbled out.. which didn’t look good but are soooooo good to eat! What I didn’t do was chill the dough after the cookies were formed. The next batch I closed them up more & chilled the dough & they worked much better!

The recipe is from The Nosher.. here is the link to the recipe on that site

Here is the recipe .. I did not change the recipe at all

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

1/2 cup room temperature butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/4 cups + 2 tbsp flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Filling

I used 2 pieces of cut up large marshmallow.. so use 2-3 mini marshmallows & about 4-5 chocolate chips…

If you use Nutella..the recipe suggests using 1/2 tsp only!

Method

You will need 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper if you have 2 otherwise you can of course use one

Preheat oven to 400f once the cookies are formed & chilling in the fridge

  1. Cream the butter & sugars together in a mixer Scrape down the sides
  2. Add the egg & mix..again scraping the sides
  3. Now add the milk & vanilla…mix
  4. Add the flour, baking powder & salt… I added the chips here but you can add them after the dough is mixed & mix them in by hand … mix until the flour is completely combined
  5. Cover the bowl & let the dough chill in the fridge for at least and hour or even overnight if you want
  6. Preheat your oven when you star to form the cookies
  7. Have whatever filling you are going to use ready & your baking sheets beside your work area
  8. Divide the dough in half & roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured work surface. You might need to flour your rolling pin
  9. Use a 3 inch cookie cutter…or a glass… you want to cut the dough into circles
  10. When you have the circles cut out, put your desired filling into each one & fold up into a triangle. Pick the open edges closed…if you need to flour your finger tips …this will help seal the edges
  11. Place the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet .. I place all of them on one baking sheet which was easier to put into the fridge to chill.. then before baking you will divide them between 2 baking sheets to bake. If you have a connection oven you can bake both sheets at once but otherwise.. bake one at a time leaving the second baking sheet in the fridge to stay cold. This chillings important… when I chilled the dough it stayed together much better !
  12. Chill the formed cookies for a min of 15 minutes before baking
  13. Bake for approx 8`12 minutes until brown
  14. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes them remove & put onto a cooling rack to to completely cool

Enjoy!

that sound in the background is my dishwasher!
i had not chilled the formed cookie sbefore baking & they did not work!
i tried to make some with Caramel filling but it leaked out and did not work ! Didn’t like the taste either.. too sweet

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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