Ingredients for dough:
1/4 cup browned butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups flour
Ingredients for hazelnut filling:
3/4 cup hazelnuts (or just a handful)
1 tbsp flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
4-5 tbsp browned butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp flavoring - orange liqueur
Making the browned butter: Take 1/4 cup of butter and melt in the a pan. Keep constantly stirring… Eventually, it will begin to smell more nutty – and the coloring will begin to turn a light and kind of pleasant hazelnut brown. At this point, you’ve done it! Success! Take that, and add it to your mixing bowl.
Waiting for the butter to cool… Okay. Then, whisk sugar, vanilla – then eggs, salt and baking powder. Add 2 1/4 cups of flour.
Divide the dough into two large disks and place it in the fridge for probably around an hour.
If you have a food processor, simply put the hazelnuts, salt and sugar in the machine and grinding them. Brown an additional 4-5 tbsp of butter at this point, and add it to your mixture.
Add your egg and the additional flavoring
Place it back in the fridge to cool, since it will be easier to scoop. THEN, you can make your chocolate filling, if you’re so inclined.
Preheat your oven to 350F/175C, and prep some baking sheets with parchment paper.
Flour your counter accordingly, and begin to roll out the dough. The thickness does actually matter here, because the dough is so flaky. Take a glass or a cookie-cutter, and begin to cut out little circles for your hamantaschens.
In the center, take a teaspoon of your filling, roll up the sides nearest to you and pinch the top of the dough into a triangle shape.
Put them on your baking tray, put them in the oven for 11 minutes, checking after that to see how they’re doing. Eat and Enjoy! But if don't have time....
The Quickest and Easiest Snack to Celebrate the Jewish New Year?
Cut up some apples into slices and dip them in honey. It’s one of the simplest ways and a classic treat that’s often served as synagogues for the children. Delicious and (somewhat) healthy.