Gluten-Free Raspberry Hamantaschen

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.

Gluten-Free Raspberry Hamantaschen

Ingredients
Serves:
12
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Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour and salt
  2. In a small bowl, combine shortening, honey, vanilla, and water
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Chill dough in refrigerator 1 hour
  5. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper ¼-inch thick
  6. Cut dough in circles using a 3 inch cookie cutter
  7. Drop ½ teaspoon raspberry jam into center of each circle
  8. Fold dough in to create a triangle, pinch corners firmly
  9. Bake at 350°F for 7-9 minutes, until cookies are golden brown around edges
  10. Cool for 30 minutes
  11. Serve
Just made these with my kiddos and they’re unbelievably easy and come out great. Delish! Thanks for such an easy recipe!

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.

Comments

125 responses to “Gluten-Free Raspberry Hamantaschen”

  1. I baked these last week for a Jewish friend who was coming to dinner with his wife as dessert. He was so touched he had tears of happiness! He hadn’t had these since his grandmothers passing. We all loved them!

    A baking note…I melted the butter in microwave, stirred in the honey, water, and vanilla. Added to flour/salt and mixed with a fork. I had already set the table so rolling them out wasn’t doable. Skipping the hour in the refrigerator, I hand formed the cookies easily into individual triangles and pressed in the center adding the raspberry jam with a small spoon. It was easy easy!

  2. Bless you! I have wanted to create a gf hamantashen since I had to go gluten free. I have never loved loved them, but I think it was the prune stuff inside that really turned me off. But I figured there must have been different fillings somewhere!
    Thank you!!

  3. Thanks for sharing this. We celebrate Purim as well. I love the story of Esther. I am so thankful for your ideas and recipes since we can’t have gluten either and I was just looking for a recipe with raspberries in it. I also just realized you live by me in Boulder. So cool! Bless yoU!

  4. Hi, delicious flavor-but too salty. I followed the recipe exactly and theres a pretty strong salty flavor that’s a bit overpowering.

    • Samantha, this happens when a table salt is used rather than the salt I link to in the recipe. We made these last night with the brands of ingredients called for in the recipe and they were devoured by my son and his friends :-)

  5. Wow! These look delicious. We celebrate Purim at Children’s Church and the kids love the Hamantaschen cookies . . . and the story of Esther. Thanks for this great recipe . . . look forward to using it this coming Spring.

    • Leslie, thanks for your wonderful comment! I love the Book of Esther, it’s so inspiring. I hope you love these as much as we do :-)

  6. wow! Recipe looks delicious. I plan on making these for my father in law. I was comparing your two Hamantaschen recipes. The first one does mention an egg yet the second recipe does not. I plan on following the second recipe, since it’s easier. Just to be clear, there is no egg to be added for the second recipe, right ?

  7. Just made these with my kiddos and they’re unbelievably easy and come out great. We like to put chocolate chips in the middle of some and jam in the others. Delish! Thanks for such an easy recipe!

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