Hamantaschen Recipe

Hamantaschen Recipe
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Hamantaschen

Jane Bruce

Hamantaschen

This easy hamantaschen recipe has been passed down in my family for generations and traces back to Germany. These festive triangle-shaped cookies offer the perfect sweet bite for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. They are traditionally filled with lakbar, a thick tangy prune spread (think apple butter but with prunes). Have fun folding and filling these cookies with your favorite jams and jellies — or for an extra treat, try adding a few chocolate chips in the center for a warm gooey filling.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, cream the sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs and mix until incorporated.

Over a separate bowl, sift together the baking powder and flour. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 batches, blending after each addition. 

Put the dough in the freezer for 5 minutes to stiffen. Transfer the dough onto waxed paper, and sandwich it with another sheet of waxed paper sheet on top. Roll to ¼-inch thickness.

Using a 2 ½- to 3-inch diameter cookie cutter, cut circles into the dough and put a small dollop of jam or filling in the center. Fold the circle so it forms a triangle; pinch the top and fold up the bottom.

Transfer the cookies to a baking sheet and bake until golden brown at the edges, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

136 kcal

Daily value:

7%

Servings:

24
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 16 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 7 g
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 2 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 25 mg
  • Choline, total 3 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 9 µg
  • Folate, food 10 µg
  • Folate, total 13 µg
  • Folic acid 3 µg
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 4 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 22 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 59 mg
  • Potassium, K 67 mg
  • Selenium, Se 3 µg
  • Sodium, Na 160 mg
  • Starch 7 g
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Water 10 g
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