Hamentashen Cookies for Purim
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Jewish
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose floor
  • 1 cup prunes, cut up
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried apricots, cut up
  • ½ apricot jam (or other favorite jam)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. In medium bowl mix filling ingredients and set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and well blended. Add egg, baking powder, salt, and vanilla until evenly incorporated.
  3. Stir in flour until well blended. Divide the dough into 3 equal balls. Place each ball between large sheets of wax paper. Roll out until about ¼ inch thick, checking the underside frequently and smoothing out any creases. Keeping the wax paper in place, refrigerate dough for 20 to 30 minutes or until cold and slightly firm but not hard. Working with 1 portion of dough (leave the rest refrigerated), gently peel away 1 sheet on wax paper and cut out cookie shapes with your cookie cutter. Remove the scrapes of dough and then with a wide spatula, carefully transfer the shapes from the wax paper to the cookie, spacing about Roll any dough scrapes between wax paper and continue cutting out cookies until all of the dough is used. If the dough becomes too warm to handle at any point, refrigerate again briefly. Put 1 teaspoonful of filling on each piece, fold into a triangle pinching edges together. Brush with beaten egg, egg yolk or egg white with a little water.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Store in fridge for up to two weeks.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 146 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 5g Unsaturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 19g Sugar: 9g Sodium: 18mg Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 28mg
Recipe by Plan-it Vicki at https://plan-itvicki.com/hamentashen-cookies-for-purim/