I remember making hamentaschen with my mom when I was younger, but I haven’t made them in years because I’m usually not a huge fan of the cookie. For those who don’t know, hamentaschen are triangle shaped cookies that represent the villain, Haman, of the Jewish holiday, Purim. They are usually similar to a shortbread cookie and are filled with a fruit or poppyseed filling. As a dessert, it’s just never been the type of cookie that excites me. So I decided to jazz it up and make one that does excite me: Funfetti Hamantaschen!
This recipe makes a sweeter cookie, and instead of a jam in the center, I baked the cookies and then put funfetti icing on top! Now, if you’re really into the symbolism of the “pocket” of the cookie, these won’t work. Without the filling before baking, they don’t fully hold their shape, but the triangle shape holds strong and you can “fill” them with frosting at the end.
These cookies lasted about a day and a half in my house and it’s not even Purim yet, so don’t make these too far in advance if you want to have them on hand for the holiday! Also, the dough is very dry and finicky and har to work with. You have to be patient and calm with it, but let’s be honest, even if they’re not the most perfect triangles, they still taste amazing! Chag Sameach to those who celebrate, and enjoy yourself some delicious cookies anyway, even if you don’t!