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Apricot-Filled Triangles Recipe

Apricot-Filled Triangles Recipe

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. —Mildred Lorence, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 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 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 164 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein .

Reviews for Apricot-Filled Triangles

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

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

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!"

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

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

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