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.
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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 didnâ€™t have to worry about them opening in the oven? Thatâ€™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 theyâ€™re guaranteed not to open!
Bonus - they are on a stick and thus totally adorable.
1 batch sugar cookie dough (use your favorite recipe, or click here
Large and small triangle shaped cookie cutters
About 5 ounces melted chocolate
Colorful sugar or sprinkles, optional
Roll out the cookie dough to about ÂĽ 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 wonâ€™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