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Hamentaschen, a favorite Jewish dessert, are three-cornered pastry pockets that are stuffed with a sweet filling. Make them using your favorite fruit preserves.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

40 mins
30 mins
1 min
15 mins
1 hr 26 mins
18 cookies


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For crust:
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

  • Shape the dough into a ball and divide into 2 equal parts. Cover and chill dough about 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

  • On a very well floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. (Keep the other half covered with a clean kitchen towel.) Using a 3 1/2- to 4-inch scalloped-edge cookie cutter, cut dough into rounds. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Take the leftover scraps of dough and re-roll; continue re-rolling and cutting rounds until all the dough is used up.

  • Place a rounded teaspoon of preserves or filling into the center of each round, brush edge with a little water, and fold the dough over the filling towards the center, pinching the dough together well, from edge to center to were it meets, forming a triangle with a small opening in the center.

  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove to wire rack and cool completely. Makes about 18 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 33mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 26g; mono fat 3g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 11g; protein 2g; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin c 1.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; folate 32.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 66mg; potassium 33mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.9mg.