Two cocktail hamantashen this year?! It’s only appropriate because it’s a leap year and we have two months of Adar! So in honor of Adar Bet, I present to you the Appletini Hamantashen! I have made mojito, tequila sunrise, cosmo, whiskey sour, white russian, and bloody mary, and sangria hamantashens!! These hamantashens combine two of the most prominent food groups of Purim…hamantashen and booze. So hold up your hamantashen and say l’chaim!
2 Cups Flour
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/8 tsp. Salt
1/2 C. Earth Balance or Butter, softened
2/3 C. Sugar
1 Egg Yolk (reserve the egg white)
1 tsp. Vanilla
Caramel Sauce, optional for garnish
4 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and diced
1/3 C. Sugar
3 Tbs. Water
1/2 C. Sour Apple Puckers
Dough: Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture until combined. Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 and line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll out refrigerated dough on a lightly floured surface, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut rounds, until dough is finished. Fill the rounds with the cooled appletini filling and with your pinky, dip in reserved egg white and lightly wet the edges around the hamantashen. Make the hamantashen triangle shape by folding the bottom to make two corners and folding the top to make the 3rd (requires both hands). Brush the outer part of the hamantashen with egg white. Bake for about 12 minutes until lightly browned. Drizzle each hamantashen with caramel sauce.
Filling: In a pan, mix together the apples, sugar, water and 1/4 cup Sour Apple Puckers. Stir, cover and bring the mixture to a boil. boil until thickened and soft, about 10-15 minutes. Check on the mixture every 5 minutes and stir to make sure it does not burn. Once soft and thickened, stir in remaining 1/4 cup Sour Apple Puckers. Let cool. Refrigerate until ready to use
Cocktail Hamantashen Collection