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The official cookies of the Jewish holiday Purim, hamantaschen are triangular treats traditionally made from a shortbread-like dough filled with fruit preserves or poppy seed paste. This time of year, foodie bloggers are coming up with unique spins on this classic dessert, and the results are delicious — whether you celebrate the holiday or not. We’ve rounded up some of the best recipes from Pinterest to inspire your holiday baking this year, whether you want something raw and gluten-free, sweet and simple or completely over the top.
1. Smitten Kitchen’s classic hamantaschen
2. Rice Krispies Treats hamantaschen
3. Date-almond hamantaschen
4. Halva hamantaschen
5. Brownie stuffed hamantaschen
6. Chocolate chip cookie stuffed hamantaschen
7. Girl Scout Samoa hamantaschen
It’s Girl Scout Cookie season, so why not dress up your traditional hamantaschen with a fun twist? This shortbread cookie dipped in chocolate with caramel and coconut is the perfect upgrade. Get the recipe here. See the pin.
8. Fluffernutter hamantaschen
These fluffernutter-inspired hamantaschen — made with a simple two-ingredient filling of peanut butter mixed with marshmallow fluff — strike the perfect balance between chewy and crispy. Get the recipe here. See the pin.
9. Peanut butter filled brownie hamantaschen
Miriam Pascal of OvertimeCook.com claims her peanut butter filled brownie hamantaschen are to die for, and Pinterest agrees. It’s a cross between a cookie and a brownie — the best of both worlds. Get the recipe here. See the pin.
10. Hamantaschen with poppy seed and chocolate filling
This article was originally published Mar. 4, 2015 at 12:33 p.m. ET.