double chocolate hamantaschen

What is better than a Hamantaschen cookie? A double chocolate one! Hints of Orange bring this cookies home for the season. Ready to give them a try?

Using good chocolate is key when baking.


TIME: About 2 hours plus chilling and cooling

Makes approx 2 dozens

1 round cookie cutter of about 2 ¾ “ diameter
1 rolling pin
BAKER’S NOTES: the chilling times are key, as it is the egg white wash to keep the cookies closed
during baking.
All the ingredients are at room temperature to start.


1 stick unsalted butter
2/3 C granulated sugar
1 lg egg
¼ t salt
1 t orange zest (one small orange)
3 T finely chopped Dark Chocolate
2 c AP flour or 00 flour
¾ t baking powder
1 egg white for brushing
2 cups of Chocolate melted and cooled or chopped for filling of each cookie (one heaping tsp)

1 egg white for brushing


Beat the sugar, salt, zest and butter with a hand held mixer or in the bowl of a stand up mixer until light
and fluffy. About 5 minutes. Add the egg and mix some more scraping down the bowl as necessary.
Meanwhile mix the flour, baking powder and chopped chocolate.

BAKER’ S NOTE: coating the chocolate with flour will allow a more even distribution of the chocolate

Add the flour to the butter mixture and incorporate. Do not overmix.
Form the dough into a disk and wrap it in film and refrigerate an hour.
Prepare a lightly beaten egg white and a brush.
After an hour, divide the dough into 3 parts and roll each about ¼ “ thick.
Cut out the disks with the cookie cutter and brush with egg white. Place the chocolate in the center and
pinch the diameter in 3 points to create the classing triangular shape. The egg wash will keep the edges
together, so no need to pinch very hard.
Repeat with all the dough . It’s ok to re-roll the dough as long as it doesn’t get too soft, in this case place
it back in the fridge.
Freeze the cookies 30 min before baking.

Meanwhile pre heat oven to 350F and bake the cookies about 15 min. They do not need to get too
much color, just to brown lightly on the bottom.

Hamantaschen will harden as they cool, and are better the following day.
Store cookies at room temperature for up to a week, if you can make them last that long 🙂