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Apricot Hamentaschen

Apricot Hamentaschen - Purim Cookies - Hamentaschen are traditionally cookies made to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. The most common fillings are apricot, poppy or prune.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigerator Time30 mins
Servings: 21 cookies
Calories: 115kcal


  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Apricot preserves


  • Using an electric mixer, blend sugar and butter until very creamy. Add egg and blend until thoroughly combined.
  • Combine flours, baking powder and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients to batter, a little at a time, until thoroughly combined.
  • This makes a dense shortbread dough.
  • Place in refrigerator for at least a few hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • On a lightly floured board, roll out dough.
  • Roll out dough as thin as possible. Using a round cutter, cut out circles (you can use whatever size you prefer). Place about a teaspoon of the preserves in the center.
  • Fold in the sides to make a triangle.
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper or parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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