Triptic of purim cookies

Snacks & Treats

Hamantaschen With A Chocolate-Hazelnut Twist

Feb 20, 2018

Celebrate with a modern twist on a holiday cookie classic your kids will love!


  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • chocolate hazelnut spread (e.g. Nutella)


  • electric mixer
  • circle cookie cutter

Try making the classic: Hamantaschen Cookies for Purim


Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

In an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar and eggs.

Reduce mixer speed and add dry ingredients. This is a good time to let little hands help stir!

Little girl helps mix cookie dough.

Divide up dough and freeze for minimum 2 hours. (I let my dough freeze for 24 hours and made it into several discs that I put into resealable bags to freeze).

When ready, thaw some dough to room temperature and prep the rolling space with a light dusting of flour to prevent sticking. Roll out dough.

Cut dough into circles and repeat until the dough is all used.

Adding chocolate hazelnut spread to cookie dough.

Place 1 tsp of chocolate hazelnut spread in the centre of each circle.

Fold up the corners of the dough to form a triangle. (A special trick I have learned is to crack another egg and brush the egg onto the corners of the dough once they are folded up. The egg acts like a glue and helps to keep the corners from falling or cracking).

Folding corners of the cookie.

Bake at 350 F for about 18 minutes, or until edges and bottoms are golden brown.

Serves approximately 24 cookies.

Good luck keeping little (and big) hands off these delicious desserts.

Finished cookie.

Article Author Jordana Handler
Jordana Handler

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Jordana Handler is a freelance writer and passionate crafting enthusiast (yes, that’s a thing). She is a mom of 2 girls and when she has a spare second, she can be found reading, writing and dreaming of travelling. You can find Jordana on her blog or Instagram.

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