Hamantaschen Recipe

Hamantaschen
Jane Bruce

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

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:

144 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

7%

Servings:

24
  • Fat 6g 10%
  • Carbs 20g 7%
  • Saturated 4g 19%
  • Fiber 0g 2%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 2g 4%
  • Cholesterol 31mg 10%
  • Sodium 23mg 1%
  • Calcium 21mg 2%
  • Magnesium 4mg 1%
  • Potassium 23mg 1%
  • Iron 1mg 4%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 43mg 6%
  • Vitamin A 55µg 6%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 7%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 5%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 1%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 26µg 7%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 1%
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