Fudge Brownie Hamantaschen: butter-y sugar cookie encasing a soft, fudge-y brownie filling that’s full of deep chocolate flavor!

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I have been wanting to try making hamantaschen for so long! They’re traditional for the Jewish holiday Purim, which we don’t really celebrate, but I just love any kind of butter-y, filled cookie. I’m so glad I finally got around to trying these- they’re so much fun to make and so tasty too! Especially when they’re filled with a delicious fudge brownie filling.

Fudge Brownie Hamantaschen- Little pillows of fudge-y chocolate brownie filling, surrounded by a butter-y sugar cookie.  food recipes purim cookies

Typically, hamantaschen are a simple and plain cookie dough, rolled and cut into circles, then filled with either prune, apricot, or poppy seed filling. They are meant to look like the three-cornered hat that Haman wore. Haman was a pretty bad dude, so I’m not really sure why they’d want to commemorate him like that, but tradition is tradition I suppose.

Anyhow, prunes, apricots, and poppy seeds are ok, but personally I’d prefer a fudge-y chocolate brownie any day of the week!

Fudge Brownie Hamantaschen- Little pillows of fudge-y chocolate brownie filling, surrounded by a butter-y sugar cookie.  food recipes purim cookies

The contrast of butter-y, tender-crisp sugar cookie to soft, rich brownie filling is so outta this world. These fudge brownie hamantaschen are truly the best of both cookie and brownie worlds.

Great for Purim of course, but really, I would make these for any occasion! You just can’t go wrong with this flavor combination.

I’m really not much of an expert on Jewish holidays or cuisine, so if you’re really interested to know more, click here for more info on hamantaschen and Purim. For tips on how to fold your hamantaschen, check out this excellent post by Tori Avey.

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Fudge Brownie Hamantaschen
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Fudge Brownie Hamantaschen: butter-y sugar cookie encasing a soft, fudge-y brownie filling thatโ€™s full of deep chocolate flavor!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Jewish
Keyword: Brownie, Chocolate, Cookies, hamantaschen
Servings: 22 three-inch diameter cookies
Calories: 158 kcal
Ingredients
For the fudge brownie filling
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (you may need as much as 2 cups)
Instructions
To make the fudge brownie filling:
  1. Place the sugar, butter, cocoa, and salt in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in one-minute increments, stirring, until the butter is completely melted and the mixture feels very warm to the touch.
  2. Stir in the egg vigorously.
  3. Fold in the flour.
  4. Stir in the vanilla.
To make the cookies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar, just until smooth and combined.
  3. Mix in the egg until incorporated.
  4. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Add the cornstarch and salt, and mix on medium-low speed.
  6. Stir in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time.  Stop adding flour when the dough gathers itself into a ball and pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.
  7. Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper, to a thickness of 1/8 inch.*
  8. Use a 3-inch diameter cookie cutter to cut circles.
  9. Place a scant tablespoonful of fudge brownie filling in the center of each circle, and fold 3 sides of the circle inward to create a triangle.
  10. Pinch the corners to seal them, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until just beginning to turn golden around the edges.
Recipe Notes

*Rolling pin rings will help you get an even thickness.

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Nutrition Facts
Fudge Brownie Hamantaschen
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Potassium 47mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.6%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Fudge Brownie Hamantaschen- Little pillows of fudge-y chocolate brownie filling, surrounded by a butter-y sugar cookie.  food recipes purim cookies