Kid’s Hamantaschen Flats
Sometimes people ask why I care so much about children’s tastes and what the
big concern is all about anyway. Well, calculate three small sons and their
friends and many happy years of celebrating Purim and you get to know
exactly what kids will and will not eat. Every Purim, between our home,
Hebrew class parties, and synagogue events, who could not notice that while
many heat a whole hamantaschen, many others avoid them or only nibble on the
outer edges of the cookie like pastry. I decided to give them what they
like best – the crust! The usual hamantaschen dough is rolled out as for
cookies, cut in triangles, and garnished with some very festive Purim
sprinkles. No left over middles, tradition is preserved – everybody wins.
Making these simple triangular cookies, still “Haman” enough symbolically,
out of the same dough as the filled variety has made a lot of little ones
happy. Decorate them with helpers and in no time flat, you will have scads
of mock hamantaschen or hamantaschen flats to pack into Purim baskets or to
share with friends. It is such a simple solution that makes so much sense – certainly alot more sense than all those corners-eaten-off-them
hamantaschens left lying around or carefully tucked into a paper napkin! A
chocolate version of these are in my cookbook.
1 batch of Almost Like A Bakery Hamantaschen Dough
Work with one portion of the dough at a time. Roll out on lightly floured board to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a sharp paring knife, cut into triangles of about 2-1/2 inch sides. Place cookies on baking sheets. Brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle on coarse sugar or colored sprinkles, chocolate jimmies, or colored crystal or coarse sugar.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake until lightly golden around edges, around 12-15 minutes.