Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Double Chocolate Hamantashen (Frugal Food Thursday)

chocolate hamantashen
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Happy Purim! Jews around the world are celebrating the holiday of Purim tonight and tomorrow. In honor of that, I thought I'd rerun my recipe for Double Chocolate Hamantashen.

Hamantashen, or "Haman's pockets," are three-cornered filled cookies named for the villain of the Purim story.  Traditionally, they're filled with poppyseed or prune filling.

But I had a chocolate hankering when I was making mine, so I added cocoa powder to the dough and used squares from a chocolate bar as the filling - double chocolate hamantashen.  Yum!

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE HAMANTASHEN

2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 4-oz Hershey's chocolate bar

Beat the eggs.  Add in the oil, sugar, and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa together.  Add the dry ingredients a little at a time to the wet ingredients, beating at first with a wooden spoon and kneading with your hands when the dough becomes stiff, until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated.

On a floured board, roll out a portion of the dough with a rolling pin. Using a 4-inch diameter cookie cutter (I used a circular quart-sized container), cut out rounds. Fill the middle of each round with one square from the chocolate bar, broken into small pieces.  Fold up the hamantaschen by folding up the bottom until it touches the filling, then the left side, and then the right, so that it forms a triangle.  Add the unused dough back to the rest of the dough.  Continue until all the dough has been used, approximately 14-16 hamantaschen.

Bake at 350 degrees on a greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

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8 comments:

A Joyful Noise March 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM  

I love chocolate and these are so interesting with the triple treat inside!

Ann Kroeker March 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM  

How interesting! I love the background of these treats--and your delicious twist on it!

Run DMT March 11, 2012 at 9:24 AM  

I loved that you shared a Passover recipe. These sound fabulous too.

Thank you for stopping by and linking up at Run DMT. :-)

Bizzy B. Bakes March 11, 2012 at 2:32 PM  

I goofed with my dough for the hamantashen so I made round cookies instead and the dough worked for them.

Yours look terrific and making them chocolate is a grand idea.

Kristin March 12, 2012 at 12:06 PM  

I've never had these before but they sound and look delicious. I will have to give them a try.
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Swathi Iyer March 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM  

Looks delicious treat, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

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