Hamantaschen are a triangular-shaped cookie traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim, but they are so good you will want to eat them all year long. While they are typically filled with prunes or poppy seeds, there is no reason why you can’t mix it up a bit.
Try this super-easy date-orange filling for your favorite hamantaschen cookie and enjoy these when you need a sweet-treat.
- 1 cup chopped The Date
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1/ teaspoon orange zest
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- Your favorite cookie dough or pie crust recipe. Feel free to use pre-made refrigerated pie crust dough - we won’t tell
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- Place dates, orange juice, and orange zest in pot and simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes until soft
- Mash date and orange mixture and stir in almonds – let cool.
- Using the top of a cup or a cookie cutter, cut 12 circles out of the dough (3 inch diameter).
- On a floured cookie sheet, place dough circles on sheet and add 1 teaspoon of filling in the middle of each
- Pinch corners of dough to make triangles
- Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for 5 minutes
- Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until cookies are golden.