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Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe

Matcha Hamantaschen Cookies

This matcha Hamantaschen cookie recipe filled with white chocolate is perfect for celebrating Purim! Leave out the matcha for the classic flavor.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Jewish
Keyword hamantaschen cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 60kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner


Matcha Hamantaschen Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • tsp. matcha powder
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs divided (one is for egg wash)

White Chocolate Filling

  • 5 oz white chocolate chips approximately 3/4 cup
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar


Matcha Hamantaschen Cookies

  • Combine flour, matcha powder, and salt in small bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract to butter mixture.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture, mix until combined.
  • Remove the dough from the mixer and form it into a smooth ball.
  • If the dough is crumbly, add one teaspoon of water at a time. If the dough gets too wet, add one teaspoon of flour at a time.
  • Press the dough into a round disc, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper until it is 1/4" thick.
  • Cut out circles using a large round cookie cutter. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Brush each circle with egg wash. Place 1/2 teaspoon of white chocolate filling in center of each.
  • Fold the left side 1/3 of the way into center. Repeat with the right side. The top of the right fold will overlap the top of the left fold. Repeat with the bottom. Tuck the left side of the bottom fold under the bottom of the left fold.
  • Pinch all corners. Brush corners with egg wash.
  • Transfer to refrigerator and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Bake Hamantaschen cookies for 10-12 minutes or until they are light golden brown. Let cool completely.

White Chocolate Frosting

  • Place white chocolate chips and heavy cream in small saucepan and turn heat to low. Cook, stirring continually, until no chocolate chips remain.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to medium bowl.
  • Add confectioner's sugar and stir until completely combined.


If you're not a fan of matcha, simply leave it out of the recipe. You may find you'll need to add 1 or 2 teaspoons of water to create a smooth consistency before chilling the dough.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 4g | Sugar: 4g