Seriously! Cheddar cheese. Lots of butter. Flaky buttermilk biscuits. Mashed potatoes with broccoli and even MORE cheddar cheese! I have to thank Natural & Kosher Cheese for asking me to come up with a special new hamantaschen recipe using their cheddar cheese because it brought me right here to this moment. This cheesy buttermilk biscuit hamantaschen recipe filled with creamy mashed potatoes, broccoli and cheddar. And since I normally make my hamantaschen dairy free, this is also the moment that I got to use BUTTER! Lots and lots of butter! In the dough, in the filling and even brushed on top of the hamantaschen before baking. It really doesn’t get any better than butter and cheese, does it?!? Have I mentioned that there’s some butter in this recipe? No? What about all of that Natural & Kosher cheddar? Did I mention that yet?
I was nervous and excited to test this recipe since I’ve always learned that when you make biscuits, you should handle the dough as little as possible. You don’t want to melt all of that delicious butter or the biscuit won’t be light and flaky. Don’t worry! Between the super cold butter, buttermilk and cheddar cheese, these hamantaschen are as light and flaky as a traditional Southern biscuit.
Check out those flecks of beautiful cheddar cheese in the dough! They get all toasty and nutty while baking in the biscuits and you can taste them in every bite.
Can you taste that flaky biscuit through your screen????
Southern comfort + Jewish tradition = a Happy Purim for all!
Yields 1 dozen hamantachen
This post was sponsored by Natural & Kosher Cheese