Seneca’s Simple Purim Cookie Recipe

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We’re all for holidays that have their own cookie! Purim cookies, also known as Hamantaschen – meaning Haman hats, pockets, or ears depending on who you ask, are the cookie dejour for this Hebrew holiday!

This recipe reads a bit like a Great British Baking Show technical challenge – we’re assuming you know the basics of how to make cookies in general and what Purim cookies look like. But the ingredients are super simple and you likely already have them in your pantry!

Yield: about 2 dozen

Seneca's Simple Purim Cookies

Seneca's Simple Purim Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes


  • 1 yellow cake mix box
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup filling of your choice - nutella, jams, jellies, peanut butter all work


Pre-heat Oven to 375 degrees

Ignore direction and other ingredients on cake mix box

Mix the cake mix and flour together

Combine all ingredients and mix well

Should form a very stiff dough

Roll dough out 1/8" thick

Cut with 3" round cookie cutter

Place 1 tsp of filling in middle of circle

Pinch closed forming 3 corners

Bake for 6 minutes or until golden brown


If you want them to last - fewer filling options is better, otherwise everyone wants to try one of each.

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