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pretzel everything bagel hot dog hamantaschen recipe purim jewish
Photo credit Rachel Kor

Pretzel Bagel Dog Hamantaschen

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4.5 from 2 reviews

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 40 1x


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  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 2 ¼ tsp dry active yeast (1 envelope)
  • 1 ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 ¾4 cups all-purpose flour + more for dusting
  • 9 cups water
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 8 beef hot dogs, each cut into 5 equally sized pieces (40 in total)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • everything bagel seasoning, either homemade or store bought (optional)
  • thinly sliced scallions for garnish (optional)
  • ketchup, for serving
  • mustard, for serving


  1. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. To make the dough, whisk the 1½ cups warm water with the yeast in a large bowl. Let it sit for about 3 minutes. Whisk in the salt, oil and sugar. Add in 3 cups of the flour, a little at a time, mixing until combined. Add ¾ cup more flour. If the dough is still too sticky, add the last ¼ cup.
  3. Empty the dough onto your work surface and knead until smooth. Grease the inside of a medium bowl and transfer the dough to the bowl.
  4. Cover with a towel and place in a warm area for 15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, make the baking soda bath. In a large, wide pot, combine the 9 cups of water with the baking soda and bring to a rolling boil.
  6. Working with half the dough at a time, lightly flour your surface and roll the dough out to ¼-inch thick. Use a 3-inch round cookie cutter to cut out circles. Tightly pinch three corners of each circle to form hamantaschen. Place the hamantaschen onto the prepared baking sheets.
  7. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  8. Using a large slotted spatula, drop 3-4 hamantaschen into the boiling baking soda water, making sure the tops of the hamantaschen are face down in the water. Boil for exactly 10 seconds. Any longer, and the pretzels will have a stronger pretzel taste. Remove with the spatula. The hamantaschen should be face down on the spatula, in order for the water to drain out. Place them back onto the prepared baking sheets, face up. Make sure they do not touch one another.
  9. Place 1 hot dog piece into the center of each hamantaschen. Brush with egg and sprinkle with bagel seasoning. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Sprinkle with scallions and serve with ketchup and mustard.


Depending on the dimensions of your cookie cutter, you might end up having more or fewer than 40 hamantaschen. I recommend cutting the hot dogs after you have formed all of your hamantaschen. That way, you know exactly how many hot dog slices to cut.

  • Author: Rachel Kor
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Holiday