Playful Pop-Tart Hamantaschen

An American junk-food classic meets the traditional Purim pastry. The result? Fun and festive hamantaschen (that just happen to be vegan). You definitely don’t have to be a kid to enjoy them.

Makes about 12

2 tablespoons ground flax seed combined with 6 tablespoons water (you can also use two beaten eggs, but the pastry will no longer be vegan)

½ cup oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2/3 cup sugar

2 teaspoon baking powder

2½ cups flour

1 cup raspberry jam 

For the frosting
¾ cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sprinkles for decorating

1) Cream together flax-seed water mixture (or eggs, if using), sugar, oil and vanilla. Slowly add flour and baking powder. Mix together. The dough might be crumbly — use your hands to smooth it out and combine it.

2) Roll out dough on floured surface. Cut out triangles using a triangle-shape cookie cutter. Fill center of each triangle with ½ teaspoon jam then cover with another triangle, gently pressing the edges down.

3) Using a fork, crimp the edges down all around. Bake on 350˚ F for about 15 minutes.

4) Once cookies have cooled off, combine frosting ingredients and frost the center of each triangle. Immediately place sprinkles on top before the frosting hardens.

Nina Safar is a recipe developer and photographer. Her blog is Kosher In the Kitch

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