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Yellow Cake Mix Hamantaschen Hack

Soft hamentashen that come together quickly. No refrigeration!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Jewish, Kosher, Purim
Keyword: Easy, No mixer, No refrigeration, Soft
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 125kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 egg
  • 2 tablespoon water plus extra for sealing cookies
  • filling jam, jelly, preserves, chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375. Line or grease baking sheets.
  • In a large bowl mix together all ingredients to form a stiff dough.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to ⅛-inch thickness.
  • Using a round cookie cutter/biscuit cutter/ round drinking glass cut out circles and place them onto prepared cookie sheets.
  • Put a teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle.
  • Using your finger, swipe a tiny bit of water round the outer edge of the circle. Then pinch the sides to form three corners.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool. Careful jam filling is hot!

Notes

Suggestions for making Hamantaschen

  • Make sure that the edges of dough are pinched closed before baking. If the dough is too dry, use a little bit of water on your finger as a glue. Hamantashen that are not completely closed will open up during baking as they expand. They will still taste good but the filling might leak out.
  • Do not overfill. If you overfill the hamantaschen then as it heats in the oven, you will have a filling leak all over your baking tray and this will make everything sticky. (That kind of defeats the purpose of a mess free recipe).
  • Make extra. They freeze very well and can be thawed out in about 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Yellow Cake Mix Hamantaschen Hack
Amount per Serving
Calories
125
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
14
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
155
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
24
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
20
IU
0
%
Calcium
 
50
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.