Red Velvet Hamantaschen for Purim. Chocolatey cookies with cream cheese filling and chocolate drizzle.
Author: Amy Kritzer
Recipe type: Dessert, Purim
¾ cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tablespoon cocoa
1½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, room temperature
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons red food coloring
1 egg whisked, plus 1 for egg wash
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 8-ounce block cream cheese, at room temperature
2-3 cups powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla
1 semi sweet chocolate baking bar
First, combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl: sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
Then, add wet ingredients (butter, vanilla, food coloring, 1 egg and orange juice) to dry ingredients and mix with fingers. Use gloves if you are concerned about red hands! Combine and form dough into a ball.
Chill for 1-2 hours or up to overnight in the refrigerator.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
To make the filling, cream together cream cheese and vanilla with a hand mixer add in powdered sugar until very thick and not sticky (between 2-3 cups depending on humidity).
Roll dough out to ⅛ inch think and cut into circles with a 3-inch cookie cutter or wine glass.
Add 1 teaspoon of filling to the center of each circle and fold three sides in overlapping the sides to secure. i
Wash with egg wash and bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly brown on the bottom. Cool on a cooling rack.
To make drizzle, melt chocolate in a double boiler and drizzle over cookies with a spoon. Enjoy!
Recipe by What Jew Wanna Eat at http://whatjewwannaeat.com/red-velvet-hamantaschen/