A hamantaschen that can wake me up in the morning??? Yes please! Sure, you can make these hamantaschen inspired by my favorite coffee drink with decaf instant coffee but why would you go ahead and do a thing like that?!? Instead, turn those beautiful layers of milk, vanilla syrup, espresso and caramel sauce into this glorious cookie. The soft and chewy hamantaschen dough, with loads of instant espresso powder, is filled with white chocolate ganache and drizzled with silky caramel just like a traditional caramel macchiato. So drink up!
I love those flecks of espresso granules in the dough. So pretty and they smell amazing! The perfect pick-me-up before you even bake the hamantaschen. I recommend drinking a caramel macchiato while you work in the kitchen to really drive home the theme.
This is my favorite basic hamantaschen dough recipe because it is flexible, rolls out easily on a lightly floured surface (so nothing sticks) and holds together while it bakes. You can add any fun flavors you want to the dough and the filling options are endless. Clearly today’s adaption has espresso powder in the dough and white chocolate ganache for the filling.
You can certainly use store-bought caramel drizzle and I promise I won’t judge you but I always go homemade when I have the time. I also make big batches of the caramel and freeze in small containers to use whenever I feel like adorning my desserts with this golden nectar.