Recently I was paid a visit by the Rebbetzin, Eve. She had gone gluten-free and given up white sugar as well. We had tea in my kitchen and chatted, having such a pleasant time together. A few days later, Eve emailed me looking for a gluten-free Hamantaschen recipe.
Gluten-Free Raspberry Hamantaschen
Given how special Eve is, I had to create this Gluten-Free Raspberry Hamantaschen recipe in her honor. With 7 ingredients total, it’s the easiest Hamantaschen recipe you’ll ever make. Because of that, we refer to it as “Hamantaschen express,” or “McHamantaschen.” This drive-through gluten-free, dairy-free treat is perfect for your Purim celebrations and Shaloch Manos.
SCD Hamantaschen Recipe
If you make these Hamantaschen with honey they are an SCD compliant treat. They’re like a little grain-free jam cookie or mini-jam tart.
Low-Carb Hamantaschen Recipe
These Hamantaschen are low-carb to begin with. But if you’re following a Ketogenic Diet and need a dessert that is low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) then you can substitute the raspberry jam in the center and use dark chocolate instead. I like this 88% dark chocolate which is made locally, in Boulder.
- In a large bowl, combine almond flour and salt
- In a small bowl, combine shortening, honey, vanilla, and water
- Mix wet ingredients into dry
- Chill dough in refrigerator 1 hour
- Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper ¼ inch thick
- Cut dough in circles using a 3 inch cookie cutter
- Drop ½ teaspoon raspberry jam into center of each circle
- Fold dough in to create a triangle, pinch corners firmly
- Bake at 350°F for 7-9 minutes, until cookies are golden brown around edges
- Cool for 30 minutes
How to Make Hamantaschen
I used to use a scalloped cookie cutter (1 ¾-inches in diameter) to make these, but have updated the recipe to make Hamantaschen that are a bit bigger. When I first started making these it was challenging to get an exact yield as my younger son ate them almost as fast as I baked them!
Kid-Friendly Hamantaschen Recipe
Because this recipe is so easy, it’s one I enjoy making with my boys. When my older son and I discussed the ingredients list and method for these Gluten-Free Raspberry Hamantaschen he was not happy that I didn’t have an exact measurement for the raspberry jam so I’ve added that measurement. There is a lot of quality control around here.
Elana’s Pantry Quality Control
In some of the first batches, the corners of the Hamantaschen opened up a bit during baking. To remedy this, I pinched the dough firmly and the result was perfect. When my son and I debated which adverb to use to describe this step, he suggested, “pinch the dough a little bit more than tenderly.” He was 10 years old when we had that conversation! I love freshening up old posts like this one because I get to look at my life in a heart-shaped time capsule!
More Gluten-Free Hamantaschen Recipes
I hope you enjoy this Gluten-Free Raspberry Hamantaschen recipe as much as we do! Here are more gluten-free, grain-free Hamantaschen recipes for you.
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published this recipe in 2009.