Virtual Baby Shower (& Hamentashen Recipe)

There are just some days that I feel very lucky.  I am sure you can relate.  Today, I feel like that – I get to show my love for my special friend Amanda, who is going to have a baby.  The big bummer is that I can’t congratulate her in person because she lives on the other side of the country.  That’s okay. I am resourceful – some friends and I have decided that we can show our love for her by hosting a virtual baby shower!

Because Amanda is a baker extraordinaire, my kids and I decided we’d bake her some Hamentashen, a traditional cookie for Purim.

We rolled out the dough…

Making Hamentashen with Kids: Cutting the Dough - What's Cooking with Kids

We cut it out…

Making Hamentashen with Kids: Folding the Dough - What's Cooking with Kids

Then we filled it and started folding

Making Hamentashen with Kids - What's Cooking with Kids

And we filled the trays…

Making Hamentashen with Kids - What's Cooking with Kids

And after baking, they were ready to share…

Congratulations on your growing family, Amanda!


Many thanks to our family friend, Lauran Kaplan for this recipe.

1/2 cup soft unsalted butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt


  1. Cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Meanwhile, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Then stir in eggs.
  4. Blend in flour mixture.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate for a few hours.
  7. When ready to bake, roll each half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness.
  8. With a 3-inch cookie cutter, or the rim of a water glass, cut out circles of dough.
  9. Use a mini ice cream scoop to place filling in center of each circle.
  10. Pinch the edges tightly together, forming a triangle.
  11. Leave a little of the filling showing in the center.
  12. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake in a preheated 350° oven for 15–20 minutes until golden brown.

Here are the other amazing recipes that our friends have posted for our virtual shower for Amanda:


Add a Pinch – i am baby Shower Punch
TidyMom – Ducky Bath Blue Punch

Savory Bites

Dine and Dish – Stuffed Mushrooms
GoodLife Eats – Cucumber Sandwich Recipe
My Baking Addiction – Crab Rangoons
Simple Bites – Spring Crudité, Buttermilk-Black Pepper Dip


A Farmgirl’s Dabbles – {i am baby} cakes
Bake at 350 – Baby on Board Cookies
Bakers Royale – Baby Shower Cupcakes
Bluebonnets and Brownies – Mini Fruit Pizzas
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen – Homemade Butter Mints
Food for My Family – Baby Shower Macarons
Gourmande in the Kitchen – Chocolate Blueberry Truffles
My Kitchen Addiction – Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
She Wears Many Hats – “B” is for Boy – Itty Bitty Baby Cupcakes
Smith Bites – Strawberries with Brown Sugar Dip

Last But Not Least

Wenderly – Baby Cards

ps.  can you guess what fillings we used in our Hamentashen?  Hint – we didn’t go for the traditional ones…

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44 Responses to Virtual Baby Shower (& Hamentashen Recipe)

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  8. Love that your kids helped! 🙂 These look so good!

  9. How cute are your kids? Love this!

  10. TidyMom says:

    oooh, these look delicious!! My kids would love them!! I can just taste them now!!

  11. Lenita says:

    What kind of filling did you use? I’ve thought of all kinds, but wondered what kinds would bake well…

  12. Not only do these cookies look amazing, but it looks like your kids had a lot of fun making them.

    So proud to have you as a friend!!

  13. Paula says:

    Perfect little cookie for a shower! I know Amanda is going to love these and she’ll love the fact that your daughter helped to make them. She (your daughter) did an awesome job on them!

  14. Cool! And how fun to make with kids!

  15. Looks like there’s some chocolate in there, or is it Nutella perhaps?

  16. Amanda says:

    THANK YOU So, SO much!!! What a gorgeous and beautiful treat!!! And thanks for the kind words… I really wish I could give YOU a big hug to say thank you and let you know how special and appreciated you are!!! Cant wait to try out another of your fabulous and delicious recipes!!!

  17. These are so beautiful! Such adorable little cookies 🙂

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  20. These are just beautiful, Michelle. I’ve never had Hamentashen cookies before. Can you use anything you want for the fillings, or do some things work better than others?

  21. Fay Baudains says:

    my guess would be some type of hazelnut spread, chocolate chips and jam??? I really don’t know. Have never seen these before but they look so cute and very child friendly . Can you tell us please what the fillings were???

  22. Wenderly says:

    Those are so fun! Love that the kids joined in too!

  23. Kristen says:

    These are so unique – what a delicious looking cookie recipe!

  24. naomi says:

    These look delicious. I love the pics of your kids making these-so adorable.

  25. These look like a great recipe to make with my girls (and pretty and delicious!) – thank you!!

  26. SMITH BITES says:

    Michelle, these are such a great addition not only to this shower, but for any get-together; and the fact that your kids can make them with you is a real bonus!

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  28. Elle Hyson says:

    Hamantaschen filling I have used over the years: homemade apricot lekvar; poppyseed filling; chopped nuts with cinnamon and sugar; have never used prune lekvar out of personal preference – Nutella seems to have come into popularity and one friend of mine used pieces of chocolate – any kind of jam would be delightful – cheese filling with raisins – you name it and while it may not be traditional, it will be delicious.

    And to Amanda, very best wishes from an 89 year old grandmother of four joys who are very young in spite of my age.

    • Michelle Stern says:

      Elle – your lovely comment warmed my heart!!!
      I’ll be sure Amanda sees it 🙂

      I did use nutella – and it was delicious. The chocolate chips were quite dry, so we’ll avoid those the next time around 🙂
      We also used apricot and raspberry jam – which was amazing…


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  30. These are so adorable…like perfect little pockets of goodness!

  31. K says:

    The link for butter mints does not work!!!!!

  32. This is a great ideal. I’m going to use some of these great recipes. Virtual baby shower,now that’s cool.

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