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Author Notes: I may have a bit of an obsession with figs- so when an opportunity came about to throw some in one of my favorite cookie recipes... let's just say I was a little more than excited.
With the Jewish holiday of Purim coming up there's a lesson that is taught through the costumes and these silly triangle cookies. It is the challenge of finding the hidden meaning, the good, and what to appreciate in each of our lives.
So give the challenge to your family, friends, and the friendly neighbor- these delicate and sweet hamantashens have a secret waiting to be found within the dough.
Enjoy them! —Mikhayla
Makes 4 dozen
Fig Hamantashen Dough
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup oil
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dried figs, chooped
- 5 1/2 cups flour
- Beat eggs and add sugar, oil, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
- Gradually add the flour and mix figs in last.
- Roll dough flat on a lightly floured surface. Cut into circles.
Caramelized Walnut Filling
- 4 cups walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Heat sugar and water over a light flame until sugar is fully dissolved and begins to brown.
- Add heavy cream and walnuts.
- Place a spoonful of filling in the middle of the dough circles and pinch to form the classic triangle shape for the hamantashens.
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
- Cool and drizzle with melted white chocolate