Funfetti Hamantaschen

Funfetti Hamanstaschen | Lil Miss Cakes

It’s no secret that I love baking hamantaschen.  I have made some fun combinations like cookies n’ cream, peanut butter and jelly, and pina colada, but nothing beats my classic recipe.  With the funfetti trend going around I thought it would be fun to jump on board.  I’ve seen a ton of funfetti deserts going around, but I hadn’t been in Purim mode so I never put the two together until I saw Chanie’s (Busy In Brooklyn) Funfetti Cake.  I immediately grabbed my recipe and raided my sprinkle cabinet and I’m so happy with these-they are like a party!  I highly recommend trying my recipe for hamantaschen dough because it’s so easy to work with;  and the cookies come out tender, soft, with just the right amount of sweetness to balance with the jam center.  But…you could always just use your personal favorite recipe and add in some sprinkles!

Funfetti Hamantaschen
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Serves: About 6 Dozen
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
  • Jam filling (I used Baker's Choice Strawberry)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the honey and shortening until smooth.
  3. Add in the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Then with the mixer on low speed, add in the dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together. Do not mix too much or the cookies will be tough.
  5. Carefully mix in the sprinkles.
  6. Wrap the dough and chill for at least an hour.
  7. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll the dough out thin.
  8. Using a round drinking glass, or round cookie cutter (2½ to 3 inches in diameter), cut out the cookies.
  9. Using a spoon or pastry bag fitted with a plain tip, fill the cookies with the jam filling.
  10. Pinch 3 corners together and bake for 8-10 minutes until light brown.
  11. Allow to cool-the filling will be extremely hot! Enjoy!

 Check out my video for tips on forming the perfect hamantaschen!

  • Shoshana Ohriner

    These look fantastic but I have to say I can’t believe this is what you made. Funfetti were next on my list of hamentashen to try for this year. It is like the two of us made the same list of ideas without knowing it! Maybe next year we should collaborate!