Nutella Hamantaschen from growingupgabel.com @thegabels #recipe
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Nutella Hamantaschen are a delicious addition to your Purim festivities!

Looking for a new flavor of hamantaschedn for Purim?  Fill these fun cookies with Nutella for a delicious, chocolate treat.

 

Purim, the Jewish holiday commemorating  Queen Esther's saving the Jews from Haman's evil plots to destroy them.  Hamantaschen are little triangular cookies  made with a shortbread type of cookie dough and filled with all sorts of delicious fillings.  They are traditionally filled with fruit jams, prunes or poppy seeds, but I wanted to use Nutella because it sounded good and was easy.

The first recipe I tried used butter and cinnamon.  The cookies were delicious, but boy did they spread! I wanted cute little triangles, not flat triangles.

Nutella Cinnamon Hamantaschen from growingupgabel.com @thegabels #recipe #Purim

I went back to a trusted website, The Shiksa in the Kitchen, and found this recipe.  It worked beautifully.   I folded both cookie recipes the same, shown below, but what a difference in the results.

 

How to fold Hamantaschen from growingupgabel.com @thegabels #recipe #Purim

 

I did really like the cinnamon paired with the Nutella so you may want to add 1-2 teaspoons to the dough in place of the orange zest.

My husband was raised Jewish so I was pretty proud of making hamantaschen for him.  I presented him with my final product and asked how they compared to the hamantaschen of his youth.  His reply? He didn't like hamantaschen.  Ha! So much for that idea! But he did like mine so I guess it's all good.

Nutella Hamantaschen from growingupgabel.com @thegabels #recipe

 

Nutella Hamantaschen

Serves 12-24     adjust servings

Preparation 20 min
Cook Time 20 min
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange (or lemon) zest (optional)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 5 teaspoons water, if needed

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla and zest.
  2. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour, baking powder and salt until a very crumbly dough begins to form.
  3. Use your hands and gently crumbs together to form a dough. You may need a tiny bit of water to get the dough to stick together (I used 1 teaspoon water). Use 1 teaspoon at a time and just enough to get the dough to stick.
  4. Roll dough out with a rolling pin on a floured surface to desired thickness. If you want crisp cookies, go very thin, but do not get thicker than 1/4".
  5. Cut out dough in to 3" circles - I used a drinking glass.
  6. Put 1 teaspoon of Nutella in to the center of each circle - NO MORE!
  7. Fold circles in to a triangle and pinch points together and smooth.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 179kcal Calories from fat 49
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Nutella Hamantaschen from growingupgabel.com @thegabels #recipe
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4 comments on “Nutella Hamantaschen

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  2. These look awesome! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  4. These look absolutely amazing. I am bookmarking this to make at a later date. I think they could very possibly be very addictive. :)))