Hamantashen Week: Chocolate Covered Hamantashen Pops

Written by Miriam Pascal on Monday, 11 February 2013. Posted in Food Mood

Let's kick off this week with our first Hamantashen post. 

Every year members come searching in our archives for good hamantashen recipes. And we have a couple but not enough. This year we decided to bring you lots of new ideas. So come visit every day!
 
Our first guest is Miriam from OvertimeCook. Back when she started her blog, Miriam wrote her first ever guest blog post right over here. Right in the beginning, I loved reading her and could already tell that she was going to be one of my favorite bloggers to read. She's back again with an adorable hamentashen idea. 
 
Visit us every day of the week for additional hamantashen ideas!
 
And don't forget to leave a comment. Tell us about your Purim costume or mishloach manos idea to win a great prize. 
 
What’s the prize?
 
A Set of Push Pops and a Push Pop Cookbook! Sponsored by The Peppermill
 
 
Purim is coming, and the kitchens of jewish housewives around the world will soon be producing hamantaschen. Some of us love making traditional hamantaschen, while some of us have a hard time getting our hamantaschen to look picture perfect, so I wrote a guide right here on Cook Kosher with my best tips and tricks to getting nicely shaped purim treats.
But this year I decided to go in a totally different direction. What if you could make beautiful hamantaschen without actually needing to shape and fill them? What if you didn’t have to worry about them opening in the oven? That’s why I came up with these adorable cookie pops. They have a real hamantaschen look to them, but they are easy to make and they’re guaranteed not to open! 
 
Bonus - they are on a stick and thus totally adorable. 
 

Ingredients:

1 batch sugar cookie dough (use your favorite recipe, or click here for mine)
Lollipop sticks
Large and small triangle shaped cookie cutters
About 5 ounces melted chocolate
Colorful sugar or sprinkles, optional
 
 

Directions:

Roll out the cookie dough to about ¼ of an inch thickness. (They need to be slightly thicker than usual to hold the lollipop sticks. 
 
Cut a large  triangle out of the dough, then cut a smaller triangle out of the center of the large one.
 
Gently press a lollipop stick into the center of the bottom of the triangle, then place it gently on a tray. You want your stick to be pushed far enough into the hamantaschen to make sure it will hold it.
 
Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions. If they are thicker than usual, you might need to bake the cookies for an extra minute or two.
 
Remove cookies from the oven and set aside to cool.
 
Trace a couple of triangles the size of the larger cookie cutter on a piece of parchment paper.
 
Turn it over and spread chocolate over the inside of the triangle. You do not need to fill the entire triangle right to the edges, as this will be on the back of the cookie and won’t show. 
 
 
 
Carefully place a cookie pop over the triangle of chocolate. Immediately sprinkle colored sugar or sprinkles over the melted chocolate that shows through the hole in the cookie.
 
Leave the cookie on the parchment until the chocolate has hardened completely. Once the chocolate has hardened, carefully peel the cookie off of the parchment. Shake off the excess sugar or sprinkles and enjoy. 
 
Note: For another way to get various colors without the sprinkles or colored sugar, use colorful candy melts instead of chocolate.
 
 
 
And don't forget to leave a comment. Tell us about your Purim costume or mishloach manos idea to win a Set of Push Pops and a Push Pop Cookbook! Sponsored by The Peppermill

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Miriam Pascal

Miriam's days are spent selling high end electronics, but her mind is always in the kitchen, where she spends her nights, cooking, baking and innovating.  For the full array of healthy delicacies and decadent desserts coming out of Miriam's kitchen, visit her blog, Tales of an Overtime Cook

Comments (10)

  • Mimi
    12 February 2013 at 17:03 |

    I'm dressing up my kids as artists! Serving cupcakes on a palate..

    • cappuccino
      15 February 2013 at 04:14 |

      That is so adorable!! Can you post a pic?1

  • suryeng
    12 February 2013 at 17:12 |

    these are so cute! my kids are dressing up as bakers and we're giving biscottis. i think that will be the extent of my baking this Purim :)

  • RenaHauer
    12 February 2013 at 18:05 |

    Im dressing my daughters up as butterflies and giving out butterfly cookies, butterfly snack bags, butter cupcakes, and pretzel butterflies!

  • brachaprawer
    12 February 2013 at 19:15 |

    we are dressing up as oompa loompa and son is willy wonka!!!!
    giving out homemade chocolate bars tangy taffy blue gum balls big lollies

  • Doctor
    12 February 2013 at 20:14 |

    Our bunch are dressing up as chinese this year. Giving rice noodles, soy sauce and oriental spice together with chop sticks and a paper fan. Still trying to come up with an idea of what to bake. Perhaps we will try out these pops now!

  • Philo
    15 February 2013 at 00:47 |

    Dressing up with wacky tie and hat. My staple!

  • cappuccino
    15 February 2013 at 04:13 |

    In a peanut ceramic cntainer giving out peanut chews, a hazel'nut' iced coffe, and bar of hazel'nut' chocolate.

  • chayala96
    21 February 2013 at 20:33 |

    1 kid dressed as a cupcake & 1 as ups driver & giving cupcakes in a brown cupcake box

  • Diet
    27 February 2013 at 15:37 |

    Whatever comes out of the purim box. A policeman, doctor...

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