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Hamantaschen Recipe

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.

24
Servings
148
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 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
Servings24
Calories Per Serving148
Total Fat8g12%
Sugar8gN/A
Saturated5g23%
Cholesterol32mg11%
Protein2g4%
Carbs18g6%
Vitamin A66µg7%
Vitamin D0.2µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.3mg1.4%
Vitamin K0.7µg0.8%
Calcium20mg2%
Fiber0.4g1.4%
Folate (food)6µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)40µg10%
Folic acid20µgN/A
Iron0.7mg3.9%
Magnesium4mg1%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.8mg3.9%
Phosphorus42mg6%
Polyunsaturated0.4gN/A
Potassium21mg1%
Sodium22mg1%
Sugars, added8gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg6.9%
Trans0.3gN/A
Zinc0.1mg1%