Almond and Chocolate Hamantaschen

Recipe Almond and Chocolate Hamantaschen Cook Expert Magimix

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COOKING : 12 min

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RESTING : 60 min




SERVES 20 cookies :

100 g butter

50 g powder sugar

140 g all-purpose flower

35 g ground almonds

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 orange zest

1 egg yolk

1-2 tbsp orange juice

150 g dark chocolate

75 g butter

50 g ground almonds

Chocolate filling

Almond shavings

For the pastry:

  • 1- Place in the metal bowl the butter, powdered sugar, flour, ground almonds, salt, egg yolk, orange juice, vanilla extract, and orange zest and run the PASTRY/CAKE program.
  • 2- Shape the dough into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.

For the chocolate filling:

  • 1- Put the chocolate and butter into the metal bowl; run the EXPERT program, 5 minutes/speed 3/60 °C. Scrape down the wall of the bowl. Restart the program 30 seconds/speed 3/100 °C to smooth the filling.
  • 2- Place the ground almonds in the metal bowl and stir it until combined.
  • 3- Cool to room temperature before combining.

For the assembly and baking of the Hamantaschen cookies:

  • 1- Preheat the oven to 175c degrees.
  • 2- On a floured work surface roll out the dough to about 3-4 mm thick and cut out 5-6 cm circles.
  • 3- In each circle, place about ½ tsp of the chocolate filling in the center, save ¼ of the chocolate filling for decoration.
  • 4- To close the hamantaschen form a triangular shape by folding tree times the pastry around the filling.  
  • 5- Place in intervals on a baking pan lined with baking paper, cool in the freezer for about half an hour before baking.
  • 6- Bake for 10-14 minutes or until they are golden and completely set.
  • 7- Cool completely, then pipe the remaining chocolate filling on top and sprinkle with grounded almonds before serving.  


Do not overfill the cookies, as the filling, might burst out when baking. To pipe the chocolate filling as a decoration, it might need to be reheated to be in a running consistency again.