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These cookies can be filled with any type of fruit jam or cream cheese.

Serves 12
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 20 mins
Cooking time 10 mins
211 calories per serving


> 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
> 1/2 cup sugar
> 3 large eggs
> 2 tsp grated orange zest
> 1 tsp vanilla
> 2 cups  flour
> 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
> 1/4 tsp salt
> 1/4 cup preferred jam or preserves


Preheat oven to 375°F. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until well blended. Beat in 2 eggs, zest, and vanilla, blending thoroughly. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.
Cover dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled. Dust your work surface and rolling pin with flour, then roll the dough into a ¼-inch thick layer. Using a cookie cutter, cut out 2 ½-inch rounds. Place a teaspoon of jam or preserves in the center of each round. Fold edges toward center to form a triangle, leaving some filling visible. Pinch edges together to seal.
Place the hamantaschen about 1 inch apart on a lightly greased, parchment-lined baking sheet. Beat remaining egg and brush over the top of each hamantaschen. Bake for 10–12 min., or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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