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Animal Print Hamantashen

Gear up for Purim with these delicious and fun animal print hamantashen!


1) Refrigerate your favorite hamantashen dough overnight.

2) Take a fistful of your dough and add cocoa to it until it turns dark brown.

3) Use a smaller piece of dough and add cinnamon to it until it turns light brown (use the cinnamon sparingly so that this piece of dough is lighter than the cocoa dough).

4) Roll out the cocoa dough until it is flat and shape it into a long rectangle.

5) Using your hands, roll out the cinnamon dough until it is one long strand.

6) Place the cinnamon strand on top of the cocoa dough and roll the cocoa dough around the strand of cinnamon. Seal up the dough so that the cocoa dough completes a circle around the cinnamon strand.

7) Put the rest of your unused hamantashen dough (without cocoa or cinnamon) onto a piece of wax paper.

8) Using a rolling pin, roll out the hamantashen dough to your desired thickness.

9) Slice thin slices of your cocoa/cinnamon creation and place them all over your plain hamantashen dough.

10) Add another piece of wax paper on top of the dough.

11) Using a rolling pin on top of the wax paper, gently roll out the dough so that the animal prints enlarge (and so that your dough returns to your desired hamantashen thickness).

12) While it is still enclosed by the wax paper, flip over your dough so that the animal print is now face down on your table.

13) Peel off the top layer of wax paper and cut out your hamantashen circles.

14) Add any hamantashen fillings to the center (I used pareve chocolate chips).

15) Shape your hamantashen into triangles, gently sealing the edges of the corners (with a little bit of water, if necessary).

16) Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees and enjoy!

For a full video tutorial of the steps listed above for these Animal Print Hamantashen, follow Yael Buechler (@midrashmanicures) on Instagram. Chag Purim Sameach!

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