It’s Purim time which means lots of fun. Having a whole food plant based lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the yummies! Hamensatchen are the cookie of the Purim holiday.
- 2t ground chia or flax
- 1/2 cup aquafaba (liquid left over from making beans, or use the liquid of a can of chickpea or other white beans)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 2/3 cup dates, covered in hot water, or maple syrup, or other sugar replacer
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon potato starch (optional)
- 1/2 cup jam or filling of choice
Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Soak the dates in hot water and blend until smooth.
Mix all ingredients in a food processor except jam.
Knead by hand and if needed add more flour to make it not sticky yet holds together, may be a little crumbly.
Roll out dough with a rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut circles using a cup.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of filling of choice to the center of the circle. Fold two side and pinch together the end. Fold the third side and pinch together end to form a triangle. Add a little water if it doesn’t stick together.
Bake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Bake for approx 30 minutes or until the cookie starts to get golden brown.
- Chocolate or carob powder mixed with soaked dates
- And jam, jelly or preserve of choice
- Nut butter or powder mixed with cocoa or carob powder
- Poopy seed filling, I haven’t come up with a compliant recipe but you may be able to find one online.
- Finely Chopped apples mixed with maple syrup and/or apple sauce. Apple pie seasoning would be great with this.
- Chopped dried fruit mixed with a little hot water to make into a paste.
Cookie dough options:
- Add warming spices like cinnamon, clove, allspice, ginger.
- Sprinkle peanut powder on top for a pbnj version, or add it to the cookie dough.