Hamantaschen Roundup for Purim (Tonight!)


Jeez, Purim completely snuck up on me. Usually I try and find time to make my own hamantaschen but this year, no time and no warning prevented me from doing so. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other drool-worthy photos of hamantaschen circulating the Internet. Let’s all take a look at some of the best looking renditions of the most delicious part of Purim: the hamantaschen.


Of course Stef from Cupcake Project would find a way to make a Hamantaschen cupcake. This play on the Jewish holiday and Jewish star make one very creative dessert.


When I first saw these marbled hamantaschen from The Jew and The Carrot, all I could think was Wow! Chocolate hamantaschen dough? Two different flavors of dough in one cookie? This is a Hamantaschen revolution!


I love the ruffled edges on these gluten-free raspberry hamantaschen from Elana’s Pantry. They look like they could just melt in your mouth.


I fell in love with these perfect-looking hamantaschen last year on Smitten Kitchen (Let’s be honest – I fall in love with just about everything on that site.) Her corner-pinching job trumps any hamantaschen I’ve ever made!


These next  cookies were my attempt at hamantaschen last year. I made a batch with apricot and raspberry jelly and made another with homemade lemon curd (from my leftover meyer lemons). Truth be told, when I finally realized this year that purim was around the corner, I tried making my lemon curd again but it was far too liquidy and unusable.


Last (but not least!), let’s talk about these super delicious-looking hamantaschen I featured at the beginning of this post. This variety of fruit and even chocolate peanut butter hamantaschen comes from my friend Melissa. Her 3 year old pitched in and called them “triangle cookies with fruit”. She posted them in a Facebook photo album and I just couldn’t resist the variety of flavors. She really needs to start her own food blog!

That’s all for the hamantaschen roundup but feel free to post your own recipes and links in the comments below! Happy Purim!

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  • http://www.elanaspantry.com/recipes/ Elana

    What a great round-up!

    Thanks for including my recipe.


  • http://www.cupcakeproject.com Stef

    Great round up! Thanks for including mine! I'm definitely going to have to try to make chocolate ones at some point. Did you see the ones the Rachel at Coconut and Lime made? http://coconutlime.blogspot.com/2009/03/chocola

  • Darra

    Yes, I think it's all about the corner pinching technique. My 1st batch, although delicious, did not hold their shape. Turned the 2nd batch into rugelach.

  • http://www.thehungrymouse.com The Hungry Mouse

    Oh my goodness, yum!!!


  • http://www.figandcherry.com Christie @ fig&cherry

    Wow, yummy! The chocolate ones look delicious :)

  • http://www.sweetsfoods.com/ Gera @ SweetsFoods

    Hillary awesome roundup so yummy!!
    All worth to taste right now :)

    Sent to twitter at this moment!

  • http://fivestarfoodie.blogspot.com Natasha – 5 Star Foodie

    Happy Purim! Here's a guest post that my daughter did for Purim on my blog with our recipe for Hamentashen: http://fivestarfoodie.blogspot.com/2009/03/hamentashen-cookies-and-rainbow-hot.html

    I made 10 huge batches of Hanentashen dough today at my daughter's preschool – that was fun :)

  • http://theresalwaysthyme.blogspot.com/ Carol

    Great idea to use lemon curd in the hamentashen! My kids liked it with a brownie mix for the filling! yours look great!

    Happy Purim!

  • http://foodhappens.blogspot.com lo

    Mmm. Those are some clever cupcakes. And now I'm craving hamantaschen!!

  • http://www.ehow.com/how_5923007_make-hamentaschen.html Natalie

    Nice! One stop shopping ;-)
    Can we add this one?

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