Red Velvet Hamantaschen
 
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Red Velvet Hamantaschen for Purim. Chocolatey cookies with cream cheese filling and chocolate drizzle.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Purim
Cuisine: Jewish
Serves: 15-18
Ingredients
  • For cookies:
  • 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
  • For filling:
  • 1 8-ounce block cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 semi sweet chocolate baking bar
Instructions
  1. First, combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl: sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  2. 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.
  3. Chill for 1-2 hours or up to overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. 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).
  6. Roll dough out to ⅛ inch think and cut into circles with a 3-inch cookie cutter or wine glass.
  7. Add 1 teaspoon of filling to the center of each circle and fold three sides in overlapping the sides to secure. i
  8. Wash with egg wash and bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly brown on the bottom. Cool on a cooling rack.
  9. 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/