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Cream Cheese Hamentashen Dough

Cream cheese hamentashen dough

 This is a schnecken recipe in disguise but it works very well for making hamentashen.  

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  • 20-30Servings


  • ½ pound butter
  • ½ pound cream cheese
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar


1. In the bowl of a mixer or food processor, combine butter and cream cheese, mixing well.

2. Add flour and sugar and mix well.

3. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

4. Roll dough to ¼" thickness and cut into 3 to 4 inch round circles and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

5. Place a teaspoon of filling into the center of each cookie and pinch the sides to form three corners. Moisten with water if necessary.

6. Bake at 375° degrees for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

7. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.