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.

Ingredients

  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 3/4  cups  unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • eggs
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 2 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2-4 tablespoons jam, chocolate chips, or prune butter

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
59mg
8%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
160mg
11%
Water
10g
0%

Ham Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Ham Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.