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Healthyish Hamantaschen

Healthyish Hamantaschen
Healthyish Hamantaschen

What’s not to love about a little sweet, soft cookie filled with chocolate or jam? Hamantaschen are so great and deserve to be celebrated more than once a year.

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Healthyish Hamantaschen

Healthyish Hamantaschen

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For the dough:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup minus 1 tablespoon (75 grams) canola oil
  • 1 tablesoon (10 grams) vanilla sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 grams) light brown sugar
  • 1 cup+ 1 tablespoon (150 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup+ 3 tablespoons (150 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon (15 grams) baking powder

For the filling:

  • 1 cup all-natural jam or jelly of your choice or date spread
  • 1/2 cup cup cookie crumbs (like graham crackers) or cake crumbs

Other filling ideas:

For garnish:

  • powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Using a hand whisk, mix eggs, oil, vanilla sugar, and brown sugar until a smooth brown mixture is obtained.
  • Gradually sift in white flour, whole wheat flour, and baking powder. Using your hands, knead everything together until a soft and uniform dough ball is obtained.
  • Roll the dough on a floured surface to ¼-inch (½ cm) thickness and cut circles using a cookie cutter.
  • Mix the jam with the cookie crumbs , so it does not spill out during baking.
  • Place a flat teaspoon of the filling in the center of each circle, pinch the edges together in three places so that they meet in the middle to form a triangular cookie shape, fasten, and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Don’t put in too much filling, or you won’t be able to close the hamantaschen. You do not want the filling to come out.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the bottom of the hamantaschen is slightly golden.
  • Let it cool and dust with powdered sugar.

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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