Jewish - Mar 21, 2024

A Sweet Surprise: Waffle Cone Hamantashen


In the spirited whirlwind of tradition and innovation, the PJCC is thrilled to introduce a groundbreaking recipe that’s set to redefine your holiday dessert repertoire. As we embrace the joyous festivities of Purim, a time marked by its vibrant traditions and delectable treats, we’re taking a beloved classic and giving it an irresistible twist. Welcome the dawn of the Waffle Cone Hamantashen – a fusion that marries the crisp, comforting warmth of a fresh baked cone with the sweet, festive essence of Hamantashen.

Why Waffle Cone Hamantashen?

Hamantashen, the triangle-shaped pastries filled with a variety of sweet fillings, are a staple of Purim celebrations, symbolizing the holiday’s rich historical tapestry. In our quest to innovate while honoring tradition, we thought, “Why not blend this symbolic treat with the universal delight of ice cream cones?” The result is nothing short of a culinary revelation.

The Recipe: A Step into Sweet Innovation

Creating this dessert is an adventure in flavor and texture, resulting in a treat that’s bound to become a holiday favorite. Here’s how you can bring this innovative dish to your table:

Waffle Batter Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup egg whites (from 2 large eggs)
  • 7 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled


  1. Whisk Together: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the egg whites, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk vigorously until the mixture is light and frothy.
  2. Incorporate the Flour: Gradually sift in the flour, folding gently to maintain airiness in the batter.
  3. Add the Butter: Finally, fold in the melted butter, ensuring it’s well-incorporated but the batter remains fluffy.
  4. Bake to Perfection: Preheat your waffle iron and lightly grease it. Pour the batter into the iron, cooking until the waffle is golden and crispy. A mini waffle iron works perfectly for this!
  5. Customize Your Filling: Once cooked, add a dollop of your favorite Hamantashen filling in the center, and gently fold the waffle sides to form a triangle. (Warning: this part needs to be done while the waffle is still hot, so protect your precious hands!)
  6. The Finishing Touch: Drizzle with chocolate and a sprinkle of joy (also known as sprinkles)!

Let’s Get Baking!

This Waffle Cone Hamantashen isn’t just a treat; it’s a celebration of creativity, a nod to tradition, and a testament to the joy of baking. As you prepare this delightful dish, remember that each bite is a blend of history and innovation—a sweet reminder of the beauty in blending worlds.

We encourage you to share your Waffle Cone Hamantashen with us! Tag your creations with #WaffleConeHamantashen and #PJCCPurim. Let’s fill this holiday season with shared recipes, joyous moments, and, of course, lots of sweet treats.

Happy Baking, and Chag Sameach from all of us at PJCC!


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