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Gluten-Free and Vegan Hamantaschen

February 22, 2018

Hamantaschen is a traditional and symbolic cookie made to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. Hamantaschen are triangular in shape and must have three corners (reminiscent of Haman's hat in the story of Esther). The filling (usually a preserve or jam) is "hidden" as "hester," the root word of Esther, means "hidden."

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 30 mins

    10 mins

    40 mins

  • Yields: 24 cookies

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups (16 oz) Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Flour Blend + more for flouring surface

1 tsp. baking soda

2 Tbsp. flax seed meal

6 Tbsp. warm water

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 Tbsp. vanilla

1/2 cup avocado oil (or oil of choice)

1/4 cup applesauce

1 jar preserves of choice

Directions

Combine flour and baking soda in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

In a small bowl, create two flax eggs by combining 2 Tbsp. flax seed meal with 6 Tbsp. warm water. Mix together and allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes.

In a bowl attached to your standing mixer, combine sugar, vanilla, oil, applesauce and flax eggs. Mix well.

Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients until well combined.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 10 minutes or longer.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using a floured surface, roll out dough until about 1/2" thick.

Cut dough into circles using a round cookie cutter or the top of a glass. Place cookies on baking sheet.

Add dollop (about 1 Tbsp.) of preserves of choice to the center of each circle, then pinch the dough together in three part to form a triangle. Be sure to pinch the dough together well to prevent the cookies from opening while baking.

Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Fill the cookies with whatever you like - from strawberry and apricot preserves to vegan chocolate spread, poppy seed filling, caramel or whatever your heart desires. These cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free and soy-free. They also freeze well. Please search my recipe gallery for the basic gluten-free version if you're okay with dairy and eggs.

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