Apricot-Filled Triangles Recipe
Apricot-Filled Triangles Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Apricot-Filled Triangles Recipe

Publisher Photo
It's a good thing this recipe makes a big batch because no one can stop eating just one! These crisp buttery cookies truly do melt in your mouth.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried apricots (2-1/2 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • DOUGH:
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 164 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, cook apricots and water over low heat for 45 minutes or until the water is absorbed and apricots are soft. Cool slightly; transfer to a blender. Cover and process until smooth. Add sugar; cover and process until blended. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt shortening and milk. Remove from the heat; stir in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Stir in extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the saucepan and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 teaspoon apricot filling in the center of each. Bring three edges together over filling, overlapping slightly (a small portion of filling will show in the center); pinch edges gently. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Apricot-filled Triangles in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 164 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Apricot-Filled Triangles

AVERAGE RATING
   (3)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (3)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

They are Jewish cookies and they are called Hamentashen (pronounced Hum in tash en)

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

I have to make these every year now, and I make a double batch!! A very necessary cookie for my give-away trays!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

I drizzled a very small amount of melted white chocolate over these cookies. Outstanding!

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT