Hamantaschen
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Makes: Makes about 40 cookies
 
Ingredients
Apricot Filling:
  • 1 cup / 170g dried apricots 
(I prefer unsulphered)
  • ¼ cup / 57g sugar
Cookie Dough:
  • ¾ cup / 96g tapioca starch, plus extra for rolling out the dough
  • ¾ cup / 122g sweet white rice flour
  • ½ cup / 74g millet flour
  • 2 teaspoons / 2g xanthan gum
  • Pinch / about .5g salt
  • ½ cup / 113g butter, room 
temperature
  • 11/4 cups / 284g sugar
  • 2 tablespoons / 28.3g milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the apricots, sugar and just enough water to mostly cover the apricots (about 11/2 cups). Cover and heat over medium heat until the water is about to boil. Turn the heat to medium-low and let the apricots simmer for 25 to 30 minutes to absorb the liquid. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. To make the dough, in a small bowl, combine the tapioca starch, flours, xanthan gum and salt and set aside. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the sugar until the mixture is pale and creamy. Blend in the milk, egg and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  4. Roll out the dough ¼-inch thick, using the extra tapioca starch to prevent it from sticking. Using a 3-inch biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter, cut the dough into circles and carefully transfer to the baking sheets. Place a teaspoon of apricot filling in the center of each circle. Fold the top quarter of each circle down to partially cover the filling. Rotate the pan slightly more than 90˚ and fold the top quarter of each circle in partially over the filling. Fold the third side a quarter of the way over the filling and pinch together each point of the triangle of dough so that it resembles a tricorn hat. Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, 12 to 16 minutes.
Recipe by Bakepedia at https://www.bakepedia.com/hamantaschen-recipe/