Gluten Free Hamentashen

Gluten Free Hamentashen

Purim is one of my favorite Jewish holidays because it not only gives me an excuse to dress up and drink wine but I also LOVE giving out Mishloach Manot (packages of food traditionally given out on Purim.) Once I found out I have Celiac, I created this recipe Oznei Haman and I have been using it to make gluten free Hamentashen ever since.

These yummy pastries (called Hamen’s Ears in Hebrew) which date back to at least the 1500’s brought rise to a myth that Hamen’s ears were cut off before he was hung! While there is no proof of that, and I grew up learning they were meant to symbolize his hat, I sure am happy that the tradition began.

Gluten Free Hamentashen

Otherwise known as “f***ing unreal” by my friends. These are so easy and delicious plus I promise you can’t even tell they don’t have gluten in them.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dessert, Holiday, Purim
Cuisine: Jewish
Keyword: Cookies, Gluten Free, Jewish Food
Servings: 16 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free baking flour (with xanthum gum or add 1/2 tsp)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl cream together the sugar, butter, vanilla, salt, and egg.
  • Add in the flour and combine until a slightly sticky dough forms.
  • Cover the dough a place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • Once the dough is cold preheat the oven and then flour a surface or parchment power and roll the dough out into a thing sheet.
  • Using a cookie cutter or a round glass cut out small circle shapes.
  • Place 1 tsp of your choice filling (chocolate spread, jam, etc) in the middle.
  • Using two fingers pinch one side together to make a corner. Repeat twice so you have a three cornered cookie.
  • Wet your fingers and smooth the corners to ensure no spillage of the filling.
  • Bake about 12 mins or until golden.
  • Enjoy! Try not to eat them all before you share them in your mishloach manot!

Notes

 
Alternative idea: add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder to the batter and fill them with marscapone cheese filling. 
Filling:
2 tbsp Marscapone Cheese
1 tsp vanilla 
Optional: add gluten free mini chocolate chips to the cheese filling. 

Looking for something more savory? How about these!