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Gluten Free Hamantaschen That are Light and Flaky for Purim

  • Author: Joybilee Farm
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 1/2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Gluten free baking
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Jewish

Description

These are light and flaky with a fresh flavor that is an improvement on tradition. For a nondairy meal, butter can be substituted with additional olive oil, cup for cup, without changing the texture of the dough.


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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • Zest from 2 lemons, grated
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups almond flour plus more for rolling
  • 4 to 6 ounces of jam

Instructions

  • Beat eggs until they are frothy.
  • Add honey, olive oil, and butter.  Beat together until thick.
  • Add lemon zest, tapioca flour, baking soda, and almond flour.  Mix together until a soft dough forms.  You can not over mix this dough.
  • Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. (Important: This allows the flour to absorb moisture evenly and makes it easier to roll.)
  • Preheat oven to 360F.  Prepare baking sheets by lining with parchment paper.
  • Divide dough into four equal parts.  Using additional almond flour, roll out each portion to 1/4 inch thick.  Cut with a round cookie cutter or the rim of a glass.  Remove dough scraps and return to the bowl.
  • Working with one piece of cookie dough at a time, place 1 teaspoon of jam in the center of a round of cookie dough.  Pinch the dough together on one side.  The form a triangle by pinching two other corners together at angles to the first pinch.
  • Place the completed cookie on the parchment lined baking sheet.  Repeat with the remainder of the dough.
  • Bake one baking sheet at a time in a 360F oven for 12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown and the center of the cookie is bubbling.  Remove from oven.  Slide the cookies, while still on the parchment paper onto a cooling wrack.  Repeat with the remaining baking sheets until all the cookies are baked.  Allow to cook for 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

Celebrations with traditional foods are important in any culture.  When one person misses out because of a food allergy.  It makes it hard.  Gluten-free hamantaschen is an attempt to bridge this gap so that every family member can enjoy the holidays without feeling left out.

Keywords: gluten-free cookies, Jewish Cooking, Purim

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