Although there are many fun traditions to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim…reading the Megillat (story of Esther), dressing up in costume, and attending a Purim carnival. But one of the most delicious traditions is making and eating hamantaschen, a triangular cookie, with a variety of fun fillings. Thanks to Elana’s Pantry (www.elanaspantry.com), even those with a gluten-intolerance can enjoy these delightful delicacies!  

Nut Free Chocolate Hamantaschen

Makes 14 hamantaschen

Photo and recipe provided courtesy of Elana’s Pantry

www.elanaspantry.com

 

Ingredients 

2 ounces chocolate chunks

1/3 cup coconut flour

2 tablespoons coconut sugar

3 tablespoons vegan shortening

1 egg yolk

1 ounce chocolate chunks, chopped

 

1. In a food processor, pulse chocolate, coconut flour, and coconut sugar until the texture of sand.

2. Pulse in shortening and egg yolk.

3. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to 1/4-inch thick. Cut dough into 2-inch circles.

4. Place chopped chocolate in the center of each circle. Pinch 3 corners of each circle very firmly to form a triangle.

5. Transfer triangles (Hamantaschen) to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes. Serve

 

Raspberry Hamantaschen

Makes approximately 2 dozen small hamantaschen

Photo and recipe provided courtesy of Elana’s Pantry

www.elanaspantry.com

 

Ingredients

2 cups blanched almond flour

1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt

2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or vegan shortening

2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon water

Some raspberry jam

 

1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour and salt.

2. In  a smaller bowl, combine oil, agave, vanilla and water.

3. Mix wet ingredients into dry.

4. Chill dough in refrigerator 1 hour.

5. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper 1/4 –1/2 inch thick. Cut dough into circles (size of your choosing).

6. Make a light indentation with your forefinger in the center of each circle. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of raspberry jam into the center of each circle. Fold the dough in to create 3 sides; pinch each of the 3 corners to form a triangle shaped cookie.

7. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes until cookies are golden brown around the edges. Serve

*Yield will be dependent on the size of your cookies and thickness of your dough

 

No Time To Bake?

Grab your favorite flavor of gluten-free hamantaschen from Katz Gluten Free.  Not only are these holiday favorites sans gluten, but they are dairy-free, nut-free, and Kosher. Available in apricot (shown) and raspberry.

$5.99

www.katzglutenfree.com

 

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