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Four-Ingredient Hamantaschen

Points® value
Total Time
45 min
20 min
15 min
These triangular cookies are traditionally served for the Jewish holiday Purim. The shape is associated with the hat worn by the villain of the Purim story, Haman; eating the cookies symbolizes his defeat. Our version uses two-ingredient dough as a starting point, enriching it with a little canola oil and using vanilla flavoured yogurt for sweetness. The result is a soft, subtly sweet cookie. Apricot preserves are the dominant flavour; you can use any other type of preserve you have on hand to vary the taste.


Fat free vanilla Greek yogurt


Canola oil

2 tbsp(s)

Self-rising flour

1 cup(s)

Apricot preserves

20 tsp(s)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F with one oven rack in the upper third of the oven and another rack in the lower third. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt and oil; beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until well blended, about 30 seconds. Add the flour to the bowl; beat at low speed until a smooth dough forms, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into an 11-inch rectangle (a little thinner than ¼ inch). Cut with a 3-inch biscuit or cookie cutter to form as many dough circles as possible. Reroll the scraps and cut out more dough circles until you have 20 circles. Spoon 1 tsp preserves into the center of each dough circle. Working with 1 dough circle at a time, fold over 3 sides to slightly cover the filling, and pinch the corners firmly to seal and form a triangular shape. Bake at 350°F until lightly golden, 13 to 15 minutes, rotating the pans after 7 minutes. Place the cookies on a wire rack and cool.
  4. Serving size: 1 cookie