With the Purim Holiday starting later this week, I’m sure there are those procrastinators that haven’t made Hamantashen yet. I’m here with your life preserver. This is not my original recipe but one that I have found works really well using one to one gluten-free flour. I prefer using the Bob’s Red Mill One-to-One flour in the blue bag.
The original (glutenous) recipe comes from the first edition of the Spice and Spirit Cookbook, by Amazon that has a purple dust jacket. It’s still the go-to classic Kosher cookbook above all others.– the one with the yellow dust jacket and the blue cover underneath the dust jacket. For many, many, many years this was THE Kosher Cookbook. I received mine as a shower gift more than 20 years ago. It’s well worn from all of it’s use. This is the cookbook with so many classic Kosher/Jewish recipes. There is an updated version that you can order on
My hamantashen come out great with this recipe and no-one knows that they are not glutenous!
And…you can still make them with all your favorite fillings.
Here is the “updated” Gluten Free recipe:Print
Classic Gluten Free Hamantashen
This recipe makes your favorite classic hamantashen dough updated for the GFE (Gluten Free Eater). The dough is easy to roll and shape, and the hamantashen taste as great as the ones made with glutenous flour!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup margarine (1.5 sticks)
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 4 1/2 cups gluten free one for one flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Cream the sugar and margarine. Add the remaining ingredients, and mix together well.
To bake the Hamentaschen
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
- On a pastry board or counter, sprinkle a little gluten free flour. Pat a small piece of dough into a rectangle. Sprinkle a little gluten free flour over the top of the dough. Roll the dough to 1/8″-1/4″ thickness. Using a round cookie cutter, a glass, or a fluted round cookie cutter, cut the dough into circles.
- Place 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite (pie) filling into the center of each circle. Pinch the circle into a triangle, making sure that the corners are securely pinched/sealed. You do not want the hamantashen to open during baking. Place each hamantash on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until slightly browned.
- Make sure to pinch the edges together well so they don’t open during baking.
- I use a fancy edge round cookie cutter to cut the circles. It’s easy to do and looks fabulous.
Are you looking for some additional last minute Purim Seudah recipes? You can find them here:
Sorry to bring this up…but…
It’s that time of year to start thinking about Passover! I’m here to help make it way easier for you and reduce your pressure with my book “Shabbos Under Pressure“. I’ve found that using my electric pressure cooker to prepare for Passover, makes the cooking way easier and more efficient. For example, instead of cooking a huge pot of chicken soup on the stove for three hours, taking up valuable space on my stovetop, I can make even better soup in just an hour/hour and a half in my Instant Pot. I’ve even put together a Shabbos Under Pressure Passover Recipe Guide to help you convert the recipes in the book to Passover friendly recipes. If you don’t already have “Shabbos Under Pressure” now would be a great time to order it to ensure that you receive it with enough time to plan and cook your Passover meals.
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Originally posted 2/28/18 https://bit.ly/2ONFQwt
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Emily Baird-Levine says
Do you have a vegan, gluten free Hamantash recipe?
We are going to try your gf, vegan challah recipe!!
Sharon Matten says
Thanks for your question. I don’t specifically have a vegan recipe. You might consider trying to use an egg replacer instead of the eggs that are in the recipe. I’m so excited that you’re going to try my Gluten Free Water Challah Recipe! Please let me know how it turns out and post pictures (make sure to tag @koshereveryday)!! Thanks again! Sharon
Can I use this recipe to make any other kind of gluten free cookie?
Sharon Matten says
Thanks Leah! That’s a great question. What other types of cookies are you interested in making? There is another recipe on the site for Painted Cookies that works well too. Plase let me know if that works for you or if you’re looking for something else? All the best, Sharon